PACOFS appoints a new CEO

Following the vacancy of the CEO for 23 months, the Council of the Performing Arts of Free State (PACOFS) is elated to announce its securing of a seasoned professional to steer the organisation henceforth. PACOFS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Themba Dlamini as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 November 2022. Mr Dlamini has been appointed on a five-year performance based contract.

An experienced leader and decorated strategist, Mr Dlamini has held numerous senior positions across various industries. His impressive accolades include holding positions such as: CEO at the Office of the Public Protector of South Africa, Managing Director of the Black Management Forum, CEO of the National Gambling Board, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA).

Boasting a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA) and a BA Honours Degree in Economics from Howard University in Washington DC (USA), Mr Dlamini also has Board experience which includes serving as Board Member of the National Library of South Africa, Northwest Development Corporation, National Heritage Council and the National Planning Commission.

“As Council we are really excited that after a long arduous search, we have finally found a CEO who is experienced and fit for purpose. We trust that as part of a collective of senior management, Mr Dlamini will provide leadership that will change the organisational culture at PACOFS so that PACOFS achieves its organisational mission”; said Advocate Thato Moeeng (PACOFS Council Chairperson).

The PACOFS Council wishes Mr Dlamini the best in his new journey and look forward to a positive contribution to the creative and cultural industries in the Free State.

Issued on behalf of PACOFS

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