Associate Professor Linda Ronnie took up her position as Dean of the Faculty of Commerce on 22 October 2018.
Associate Professor Ronnie held various leadership positions at UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), including Acting Director of the GSB for ad-hoc periods, and Acting Academic Director in 2016. Her previous GSB appointments include director of the Associate in Management and the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) programmes, and programme convenor for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Ronnie was appointed Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and People Management in January 2017.
Associate Professor Linda Ronnie joined UCT in 2002 as a senior lecturer in human resource management at the GSB. In 2005 she moved to the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) as a senior lecturer in academic staff development. In 2006 Ronnie returned to the GSB, remaining there until her appointment as Dean of Commerce.
Ronnie graduated from the universities of Cape Town, Liverpool and Sheffield. In 2014 she received a UCT Distinguished Teacher Award and Lecturer of the Year awards for both the MBA and PDBA programmes at the GSB. In 2016 she received nominations for the Case Centre’s Outstanding Case Teacher (the only candidate from Africa) and the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa’s National Teaching and Learning Excellence awards.
Additionally, Associate Professor Ronnie has diverse experience in both the private and public sector including, but not limited to, Bidvest, Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster, Health Systems Trust, the National and Western Cape Departments of Health, City of Cape Town, and National Treasury.