SPEAKER

Sonja Pilusa

Sonja Pilusa has worked extensively in the international development community, non-governmental and public sector. Her work in the SETA space started when she joined the Administration team of the Public Service Education and Training Authority (PSETA) in November 2010 as the Corporate Services Specialist and Advisor to the Administrator. She served in this role until 6 April 2011 when she joined the same Administration team at the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) as the Corporate Services Advisor in the Office of the Administrator. From 1 October 2011 she was charged with the responsibility of Acting CEO of the CETA and later appointed as CEO on 14 February 2013.

She – together with the rest of the Management team at the CETA - has led the organisation from a SETA which received qualified audit opinions prior to it being placed under Administration to and organisation that received a clean audit for the financial year 2015/16 and could report on 19,046 learners trained during the same year. This is an achievement which the CETA received for the first time since its establishment.

Prior to the above, Ms Pilusa was the Country Director for an international organisation for seven years and has also worked for the United Nations.