thoughts from sam deuchar
She is a seasoned HR, talent and change management executive with extensive corporate and consulting experience across the finance, IT and construction industries. She provides consulting expertise specifically in talent acquisition and change strategy.
A thought leader in strategic recruitment services, Sam established The Oval Office in 1997 and built the company to an annual turnover of R22 million and a staff complement in excess of 30. Notable deals during this time include the movement of the Macquarie Derivatives team to Investec, and a team of commodity specialists
to Investec Bank.
The Oval Office became known for the placement of CEOs and senior executives in the IT and financial services sectors. The business was first listed by Investec into Acumen and then sold to the Adcorp Group in 2004.
Sam took a sabbatical before returning to the industry to establish Rebmormax Consulting. Prior to her time at
The Oval Office, she was HR Director (SA) for DEC and the Head of Talent Management and Strategic Resourcing at the Standard Bank Group. She also worked at The Boston Consulting Group in London, at Ogilvy and at SAFTO.
Sam holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology (cum laude) and Journalism (1986) from
Rhodes University and an IPM Diploma in Personnel Management.
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