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Carina Wessels

Carina Wessels

Alexander Forbes
Executive: Governance, Legal, Compliance and Sustainability
Category: Economic Empowerment

LLB, Certificate in Advanced Labour Law (cum laude), LLM (Labour Law), PMD (cum laude), LLM (Extractive Industry Law in Africa) (cum laude), Advanced Management Programme (Harvard)
An admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, fellow and past President of the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa, as well as past President of the Corporate Secretaries International Association.

Carina is a seasoned executive with varied experience spanning a career in the mining and financial services industries.

She is a respected thought leader, with a broad range of academic and other publications and a regular international speaker in the fields of governance, legal and sustainability. In addition to acting in an advisory capacity, she has extensive non-executive director and audit committee member experience in both public service and commercial companies.

Some previous accolades include:

  • In-house community in-house Counsel of the year 2023 South Africa
  • GMA National Positive Role model 2020
  • African Legal Awards General Counsel of the year 2020
  • SADC country winner for Financial Services in the most influential women in business and government awards 2019