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Dot Field
Board Member

Dot Field is a certified director and a fellow of the Institute of Directors. She serves as an independent trustee of the Old Mutual Foundation, acted as chairman in 2021, and serves on its investment committee.

A past Secretary and Board member of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa (2019 – 2021). The advancement of women across all tiers of society is held close to her heart. The most significant milestone in service of IWFSA was the launch in February 2021, of a private sector-led response fund to combat Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), at the request of His Excellency President Ramaphosa. She is a board member of the GBVF Response Fund1 and serves its Advocacy, Behavior and Communications Committee.

Dot serves on the board of CEBACWAS (Central Baptist Church Welfare Organisation) operator of two highly regarded retirement centers in the east of Pretoria and chairs the management council of one of these centers.

Over the past decade, as sole proprietor of Dot Field Consulting, she provides strategic counsel to several leading organizations, helping them to craft their true purpose and efficiently manage their brands and reputations. Present and past clients include companies in the following sectors: private equity, life insurance, mining, professional services, infrastructure, non-profit, retail, logistics, travel as well as high-profile individuals.

Her corporate highlights include serving as the interim steer of the Corporate Affairs office for leading pan-African investment, savings, insurance, and banking group, Old Mutual Limited, and as caretaker of their corporate social responsibility and entrepreneurship platforms whilst recruitment for a permanent Director was underway. In particular, Dot represented the executive on the social and ethics committee of the Group Board.

As a founding member of the Vodacom Group management team (1994 – 2009), with her journey culminating in an appointment as Chief Communications Officer, Dot worked efficiently and meticulously over 15 years to build and protect the brand and reputation of the Vodacom Group by utilizing several strategic tools. During her tenure, Vodacom’s reputation was ranked highest in the world in the Telecommunications sector and highest overall amongst all South African corporations, as measured by the Reputation Institute.