All Africa Futures Forum Speakers

Mr. Stewart Barret

Speaker-StewartStrategist and Director of SAMPNode

Stewart is the owner / director of Navan Consulting, a boutique consultancy offering general business strategy planning and bespoke research services.  His approach is informed by a passion for futures research and long range planning, systems thinking and sustainable business development.  Prior to that Stewart was with the Hollard Insurance Group for 24 years.  The last 15 years saw him involved in on-going research as well as strategic planning and implementation.  This extended to working with group companies and partners, facilitating their strategic planning and assisting in the related implementation.  He was also responsible for special projects including post-acquisition integration of companies, conducting various due diligences as part of an African expansion plan, and completing the successful application for new insurance licences.  More recently he has been the driver of the deployment, and responsible for on-going training, of a systems thinking methodology across the Hollard Group, and the development of a knowledge management platform.

Stewart is a director of the South African Node of the Millennium Project (a global futures research think-tank) and has an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).  He is based in Johannesburg.

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