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Dr. Rozett Phillips

Managing Director, Accenture Consulting Africa, Accenture

Roze holds the position of Management Consulting lead and Geographic Council member for Accenture Africa, and Board member of Accenture South Africa. She also serves as the Innovation lead, creating the enablers for Accenture to lead Innovation on the continent. Roze has over 20 years’ experience in consulting to consumer related industry clients across the value chain with the intent of driving better strategic and sustainable outcomes while transforming business and improving wellbeing in Africa. Working at the intersection of business and technology, Roze now assists leaders from industry (public, private, start-up and academic sectors) to unleash their business and societal value that can be unlocked when digital technologies, including intelligent machines (AI) work collaboratively with empowered human beings to create the Future of WORK on the continent.

Roze is Executive Sponsor and member of the Board of Trustees for BORN to SUCCEED, a Public Benefit Organisation dedicated to helping young South African women with the necessary skills and mentorship to prepare for the workplace and find employment.
By invitation, Roze serves on the Business Consultative Forum ICT Sector Task Team, a government-business partnership aimed at utilising the ICT sector to foster innovation and economic development of the Gauteng province and its contribution to South Africa’s economic growth and competitiveness.

Additional to her Accenture responsibilities, Roze also serves as non-executive Director on SPEAR REIT, a property portfolio investment company focused on the Cape Town area, the first black woman to be holding such a position.

Prior to joining Accenture, Roze practiced as Physician at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and Specialist Public Health Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council.
Roze is a ‘Bold Innovator’ and mentor for XPrize Foundation whose aim is to ‘build a bridge to abundance for all’. Her 2018 focus: Derisking Farming for Smallholder Farmers in Africa.
Roze holds both Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) (1995) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (1999) degrees from the University of Cape Town and a Post graduate diploma in Future Studies (2016) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Roze proudly mentors young black African men and women to unleash their full potential and is a frequent public speaker and blog writer on the topics of the Workforce of the Future, New Skills Now and Empowerment of women, young people, the poor and the marginalised.
Roze lives in Johannesburg with her husband, Vinay, an anaesthetist.