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Córne Carolan - Financial Manager (ex Programme Director)

Córne Carolan joined AABS as Financial Administrator in August 2013 and since January 2014 was the AABS Programme Director till March 2017.

Córne is a qualified South African Chartered Accountant, CA(SA), who started her career at KPMG Johannesburg and furthered her interest in learning and development at KPMG Hong Kong. 

She has a broad interest in developing people and organisations, ranging from coaching individuals and small business owners to take responsibility for their finances, to fighting corruption and mentalities of window-dressing or a check-box-approach to corporate governance and risk management in large corporations.  Further qualifications include a Higher Diploma in Taxation from the University of Johannesburg and a Certificate in Fraud Examinations from the University of Pretoria.  She is currently midway through a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from UNISA.

Córne has a consciously well-developed sense of justice and equity, tolerance and respect for diverse people, a particular sensitivity and extreme empathy with children and all people stuck in poverty.

She has a love for travel and the natural world, with her first great adventure in 1995 travelling overland from South Africa to Ethiopia.  An avid field hockey supporter and an (unfortunately) failed Alpaca farmer, Córne is currently kept busy by her family and problem solving as a free-lancing CA(SA).

Joan Egwuterai - Member Services Manager

Joan joined AABS as Member Services Manager in February 2017. She comes with a wealth of experience after spending sixteen years at Lagos Business School in various roles, the most recent being Executive Assistant to the Dean. In that role, she was responsible for  developing and managing international linkages for LBS, as well as overseeing the implementation of the school's strategic plan and annual objectives. She was at one time the Head of External Relations at LBS. Joan has extensive knowledge of management education.

She has a first degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Masters in Corporate Communications from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She also did the Senior Management Programme at LBS.

One of Joan’s focal points in 2017 will be the roll out of the AABS Accreditation Project. The roll out of this project will require significant involvement of all AABS Member Schools, as well as other business schools based in Africa. 

Joan, who will be based in Lagos, Nigeria, is a self-starter who is passionate about the development of institutions in African countries, specifically business schools. In her role as AABS Member Services Manager she looks forward to being a catalyst, facilitator and collaborator for the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

Mamodise Mailula - Programme Manager

Mamodise joined the Association of African Business Schools in January 2014 and oversees the implementation of AABS events and faculty development workshops amongst other tasks. 

Due to her outstanding academic performance, she has been supervising third year Community Development students at the University of Johannesburg since 2015. She completed her BA in Community Development and Leadership (Cum Laude) at the University of Johannesburg and is a member of the UJenius Club (2014) which makes her part of the top 1% of high achievers in the university. She is currently studying towards her Honours in Development Studies at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She loves music, performing arts, reading and travelling.


Tracy Hauptfleisch - Secretariat Manager

Tracy Hauptfleisch joined AABS in March 2016 and is the Secretariat Manager.   Tracy has studied through the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as well as UNISA where she completed the programme in Business Management.   She comes with a wealth of administrative experience from both the corporate and NGO worlds.  After working for corporate giants such as SABC, Cargo Carriers and Foodcorp she then worked for a number of well-known community organisations in administration, fundraising and programme management: St Anthony's Educate Centre in Boksburg, Radio Veritas, and the Jesuit Institute. 

In this last role she oversaw the doubling in size of the organization and also coordinated, over a number of years, a national touring lecture programme that brought in professors from Europe, the USA and East Africa and linked to several SA universities.  Tracy moved from the corporate world into the NGO field because of her desire for social justice and her passion for Africa, its people and their upliftment.  She first became involved with GIBS through her involvement in the BizSchool programme for disadvantaged post-Matrics; she also pioneered a programme of mentoring and service learning for undergraduate students from Fordham University New York at the University of Pretoria.  Her move to AABS will allow her to see more of the African continent and the people about whom she feels so passionate.






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