Shelley Childs

Shelley has a broad business background and an insatiable curiosity. She combines this with her computer experience, skill in critical thinking and analysis, and an interest in productivity (people + work) to talk and write about the Future World of Work.

A degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and Economics resulted in an initial career in Human Resource Management. Next was a stint in Retail Marketing, and then a job as a Technical Trainer on one of the first South African computer-based insurance products.  A post as an administration officer for a firm of consultant engineers using an early Apple computer led to a lifelong love affair with technology.    A varied 20-year career in computers, including as an early dealer and technical trainer problem-solver and owner of a graphics bureau, followed. In 1997 she moved to Pretoria and changed direction to consult on strategy and policy, corporate governance and effective decision making. During this time, she served as a Non-Executive Director of various Joburg Municipal Entities and Non-profit Organization.

Today, Shelley concerns herself with how we can optimise on what the future has to offer.