Ms. Joanne Bate is the Chief Operating Officer at the IDC, where she aims to play a central role, contributing to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic impact, at a time when there was never a more critical need to expand the South African economy.
Joanne found herself back at the organisation which in 1996 allowed her to springboard from a backward looking role in audit, to a future orientated environment looking to kickstartgreat movements of change, development and innovation across the continent. At Absa, she had the opportunity to do what she does best i.e. question and improve the status quo. – re-imagining client-centric strategies, evolving core Client Value Propositions and embedding client experience.
She is now ready to bring new insights, transformative strategies and deep commitment to what is a singular honour – being appointed Chief Operations Officer at the IDC.