Acting Head of GTAC
Ronette Engela has extensive experience in the South African government. For the past 20 years she has led a number of key change initiatives at the centre of government to improve programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. She has worked in the Treasury budget environment and in the policy analysis space in the Presidency.
Before joining GTAC, Ronette was a Deputy Director-General at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency.
Ronette has a background as an activist and an MA degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Chief Director: Capital Project Appraisals unit
Boitumelo Mashilo is the Chief Director overseeing the Capital Project Appraisals unit. Boitumelo holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria, amongst other qualifications. He has been in the public sector for more than 10 years and worked for the erstwhile Umsobomvu Youth Fund, the National Treasury and Transnet before joining GTAC in 2015.
Chief Director: Institutional Development Support unit
Emmanuelle has worked in project management internationally and joined the National Treasury in 2011. She has lived in South Africa since 1995 and she holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Acting Deputy Director General: Public Expenditure & Policy Analysis unit
Mbali Buthelezi is the Acting Deputy Director General: Public Expenditure & Policy Analysis unit. She kick-started her career in the National Treasury, working in Public Finance, where she did budget and policy analysis work for various departments under her portfolio. Over the last few years, she has worked with the Basic Education sector, focusing on the nine Provincial Education Departments.
In 2018 she moved to GTAC where she now specialises in Public Expenditure and Policy Analysis work, undertaking spending reviews. She plays a role in assisting government to gain a better understanding of their baselines and the cost implications of introducing new policies, as well as running various spending review capacity building initiatives. Mbali has an Honours degree in Economics from Rhodes University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pretoria.
Chief Director: Transaction Advisory Services and PPP unit
Tumi Moleke has been with National Treasury’s PPP unit since 2005. The unit provides technical assistance and support to institutions undertaking large and complex transactions. The functions include planning support, feasibility studies, procurement and negotiation support. Project management and commercial project structuring are areas of specialisation.
Acting Chief Director: Strategy, Management and Communication
Elaine holds a double Master’s, her first is International Law from the University of Johannesburg and the second in Development Studies from Cambridge University. She has 25 years’ experience in international development and has held leadership positions in a range of government and global institutions including the South African Police Service, National Treasury and well as at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): The Reginal Service Centre for Africa.
She joined GTAC in 2019 and is responsible for strategic partnership and the Public Economics Capacity Building Programme(PECBP).
Chief Director of the Finance unit
Markus Rautenbach oversees the financial and management accounting functions in GTAC. He joined the National Treasury in 2008. Markus passed the qualifying examination of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board in 1996, where he obtained his CA(SA). He completed his articles with Kessel Feinstein in 1997.
Chief Director: Professional Service Procurement
Ntuthuzelo Gobozi holds a B. Juris, LLB degrees from Fort Hare University, Certificate in Compliance Management from UCT, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Forensic Investigation (UJ) and in Public Management and Administration (Potchefstroom). His earlier positions include Professional Assistant: Legal Aid South Africa, Deputy Director: Financial Governance and Deputy Director Contract Management at Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury. He is registered on a roll of non-practising attorneys with the Legal Profession Council of South Africa.
Acting Director: Human Capital Management & Corporate Services
Neil Davis has over 30 years work experience and 20 year’s experience in Human Resource Management, having worked in various portfolios from junior management to leadership level roles in both the public sector and corporate environments including15 years in the South African Police Service. Neil holds a Master of Commerce Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, complemented with a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM (UKZN), Bachelor of Arts (Unisa) and a National Diploma-Police Management (Unisa). He is also registered with the South African Board for People Practices as a Chartered Human Resources Professional (CHRP).
Neil joined GTAC in 2022 and in his role as Acting Director: Human Capital Management and Corporate Services he is responsible for providing Strategic Human Capital Solutions and Corporate Support to the EXCO, Senior Management and all employees of The Government Technical Advisory Centre.
Deputy Director-General Employment Facilitation and manages Jobs Fund
Najwah has worked extensively in the public sector in key executive management roles focussing on organisational transformation and promoting inclusive economic growth. She currently heads up the Jobs Fund, a multi-year R9 billion fund established by the government to encourage innovation and support initiatives with the potential to generate sustainable employment. The Jobs Fund co-finances interventions that will significantly contribute to job creation and partners with public, private and non-governmental organisations to achieve these objectives.
Chief Director: Municipal Finance Improvement Programme (MFIP)
Johnson Matshivha has worked extensively in various government departments and municipalities as well as having worked for government agencies like the Competition Commission and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). He is also currently the Director of Technical Support responsible for SCM & Municipal Support within the MFIP. The overall objective of the MFIP is to facilitate sustainable improvements in local government financial management through the provision of targeted technical support to National Treasury, Provincial Treasuries and Municipalities.