Tanya Van Lill is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) focusing on being the voice of the private equity and venture capital asset classes in Southern Africa. As a part of her new role she hopes to encourage Pension Funds and other institutional investors to allocate larger funds towards private equity, with the idea that it will be earmarked to develop innovations. Prior to this, Tanya was the Director of Academic Programmes at GIBS and a member of the Executive MBA Council.

Although a specialist in learning, leadership development, human behaviour, programme design and business management, Tanya regards herself to be a professional manager having worked in various positions at GIBS since joining the organisation in 2007. Through her work at GIBS, Tanya has been exposed to numerous industries, had the privilege to travel extensively and coached various teams on their action learning projects.

Prior to GIBS, Tanya worked at Standard Bank and FNB in the areas of people development. Tanya holds an MBA from GIBS where her research focused on methods to develop a global mindset.