Dr. Morne Mostert

Dr. Morne Mostert is an international specialist in applied cognition for leaders. He is the founder of Leadership Options, a specialist leadership, strategy and HR Consultancy in Cape Town. Morne has over 18 years experience as faculty, manager and consultant in a range of countries, including the UK, UAE, Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and others. His main area of expertise is in Leadership Cognition, including Systems Thinking, Future Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Design Thinking, Creative Innovation Thinking, Change Thinking and others.

Prior to founding Leadership Options, Dr. Mostert was the head of the School of Leadership at Discovery Holdings, in South Africa. He was also co-founder of BIPSA (Black Insurance Professional of Southern Africa), founded to promote transformation. Before his return to South Africa in 2003, he held consulting and faculty positions for boutique consultancies in London.

Dr. Mostert holds a Ph.D. in the Management of Technology and Innovation, for which he won a Council Award from the Da Vinci Institute. His influential and internationall recognised book Systemic Leadership Thinking – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, is prescribed for the Executive Development Programme as well as for the M.Phil in Couaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and Executive Education (USB-ED). His book has also been the main text for the International Certificate in Advanced Leadership in Dubai for the past four years. His industry involvement includes his roles as Vice-Chairperson of the Council of the Da Vinci Institute, as well as being an adjudicator for the Technology Top 100 Awards, the largest technology awards programme in Africa.

Morne is a respected thought leader abd was appointed in 2014 as the President of international think tank World Leadership Day. He is also a fellow of the Systems Wisdom Institute in the USA. He has been interviewed on radio and television, has published widely and is a regular speaker at conferences. He is married to Wea van Heerden and has a son, Jonathan.