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Aurum Governance

The Aurum Institute is governed by a Board of Directors, supported by governance committees and led by a Group Management Executive consisting of a Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supported by a Technical Expert Group; a Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) and a Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr Michael McMillan

  • Title: Director: Human Resources (SA)
  • Qualifications: MBA
  • Location: Parktown

Michael McMillan boasts over 32 years work experience, with the majority of those years spent in senior Human Resource strategic management. Michael has worked in large complex organisations, covering a full spectrum of Human Resource related functions.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a number of other Human Resources, Strategy, Business and Employment Relations qualifications. His skills and qualifications allow him to successfully perform his duties as the Human Resource Director for The Aurum Institute.

In his current position, he oversees and is responsible for all of the people functions and provides the direction and design necessary to align them with the business needs, organisational philosophy, policies and practices. He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the organisation’s HR strategy, and ensuring the support of business strategy in the successful implementation of the culture change initiatives while embracing the organization's business and financial objectives, putting in place the necessary organizational design, change management, talent management programme, compensation, learning and development to ensure the success of the company.

Alongside this, he leads a team responsible for the delivery of a full range of Human Resource functions, including employee onboarding; employee value chain; employee engagement; talent management; remuneration-and-benefits; employee development; organisation design; change management; mergers and acquisitions; management of diversity; HR administration and policy, governance; and compliance with relevant and applicable legislation.

He has previously worked in both the mining, FMCG, consulting and construction sector.