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Chantell Ilbury

Since 2001, Chantell has specialised in the use of scenarios to guide the strategic conversations of organisations and governments worldwide. 


Chantell holds a BSc in Chemistry, a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Education, an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and has studied Strategic Negotiation at Harvard Business School in Boston. 


She has co-authored three best-selling books on scenarios and strategy with Clem Sunter: The Mind of a Fox, Games Foxes Play, and, Socrates and the Fox. Her latest book is A Fox’s Tale: Insights from one of Africa’s most creative strategic thinkers.

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Clem Sunter

Attended Oxford, where he read politics, philosophy and economics.


Moved to Lusaka in Zambia to work at Anglo American in 1971 and eventually went on to serve as chairman and CEO of its Gold and Uranium division from 1990 to 1996.


In the late 1980s Clem was the principal driver behind the popularising of the High Road, Low Road scenarios that helped pave the way to South Africa’s shift to democracy.


Clem has authored 17 books since 1987, and been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Cape Town for his work in the field of scenario planning.

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Mitch Ilbury

Strategic intelligence and scenario simulation specialist, with a Master’s degree in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London - received with distinction.


Designer and facilitator of the African Union Emerging Leaders Programme, which he has facilitated for the last 3 years in Addis Ababa. Regular analyst on Cape Talk/702, looking at the future of education. 


As a writer he has bylines in Business Day and is also the author of a chapter in Fake News: A Roadmap, published by the NATO Centre of Excellence (2017). 

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Leslie Rance

Seasoned global business executive, with more than 25 years experience working across the Mining and FMCG sectors in multiple countries.  


Uniquely placed to be around the board room, having held a variety of executive positions, including those of: Corporate Strategy and Planning, Information Technology, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, and Human Resources Director, as well as General Management for a cluster of 15 business units. 


Currently consolidating years of Corporate experience in a Masters in International Business with Law at the University of Salford, UK.  Leslie is an Associate Leadership Coach, Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) and the Aspen Institutes’ Global Leadership Network.