Terry Meyer

Independent Talent Management Consultant
Johannesburg, South Africa


Terry Meyer is an independent consultant, academic, author and presenter.

He has a Masters of Management Degree from Wits Business School.

His areas of expertise include strategy and organisational design, leadership and leadership development, change facilitation and human capital strategy with a specific emphasis on talent management and leadership development.

As a Consultant of 20 years’ experience he works at Executive levels facilitating solutions to organisational problems. His more recent consulting experience has involved:

  • Facilitating the business strategy of medium and large organisations
  • Facilitating the restructuring of a variety of organisations at Executive level and below
  • Building a leadership strategy for organisations, including leadership succession and development
  • Developing talent strategies for organisations to ensure a future pipeline to deliver the strategy of the business
  • Undertaking a comprehensive diagnosis of organisational effectiveness and propose appropriate change strategies
  • Assist organisations build a human capital strategy and framework and reposition their human resources function to improve effectiveness
  • Advising organisations on building a learning academy to improve the effectiveness of their skills development strategy

He has recently been appointed to the Global OD Faculty of Barclays Plc. to assist in the leadership development and culture change in that organisation.

On the Academic front, Terry was a full time Faculty member of Wits Business School for 8 years where he taught organisational behaviour and was responsible for the highly regarded Master of Management in HR Programme.

He is currently Programme Director for the HR Executive Leadership Programme run by Stellenbosch Business School and which he was responsible for designing.

He also runs the Wits Business School International Executive L&D Study Tour where he leads a number of senior HR and L&D professionals to engage with top global companies and Business Schools in the US and Europe.

He previously lectured on the UNISA SBL Executive Development Programme.
While at Wits he won an award for the best academic article in a local academic journal.
As an author he has written or co-edited 6 important books and has contributed articles to a number of journals.

His books include:
Meyer, T 1996 Competencies: Creating Competitive Advantage, Knowledge Resources

Meyer & Boninelli, 2004 Conversations in Leadership: South African Perspectives, Knowledge Resources

Boninelli & Meyer, 2004, Building Human Capital: South African Perspectives, Knowledge Resources (NB: This is currently being revised)

Babb & Meyer, 2005, Perspectives in Learnerships, Knowledge Resources

Boninelli & Meyer, 2011, Human Capital Trends, Knowledge Resources

Meyer, T 2012  Strategy, Leadership and Change: A Practical Guide for Busy Executives, Knowledge Resources

As a presenter he has spoken at a number of top conferences and regularly runs public and in house training programs in his fields of expertise.

He has played a leadership role as a professional. He was a Board member of the IPM on two occasions and was instrumental in facilitating the turnaround strategy of the IPM in 2007 and 8. He is registered as a Master HR Professional with the SABPP.

He has received a number of professional awards, including the IPM Presidential Award in 2008, an award at the International HRD Congress in Mumbai in 2009 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SABPP in 2012.

Terry has the ability to blend extensive academic thought leadership with his practical experience in a corporate role and as a consultant. He is considered a leading thinker and advisor in his various fields of expertise. His primary theoretical basis is grounded in systems thinking and he has the ability to approach organizational problem solving from a multi-disciplinary perspective.