Anna Odendal Principal Consultant - HR Advisory

For 15 years prior to her role in Forvis Mazars HR Advisory, Anna consulted with established national and international consulting firms such as MAC Consulting and Drotter Human Resources Africa (now called the Leadership Pipeline Institute. A further 16 years prior was spent in HR roles such as Group Head of Talent Acquisition and Selection, Divisional HR Manager, Senior Consultant Executive Development and Strategic Staffing with major corporations in South Africa 


Anna has extensive experience in HR consulting, HR project management, HR generalist roles and providing specialized HR services such as assessments. Her major strengths are the development of talent management capacity in client organizations, the design and implementation of assessment and development centres and executive assessments.


M Com Business Management

MA Counselling Psychology

Registered as a Counselling Psychologist at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS0020575)

Specialist Areas

  • Implementation of talent management systems (customization, roll-out, training, capacity building)
    • Organisational structures and roles
    • Performance management
    • Reward systems
    • Talent reviews and succession
    • Talent acquisition and selection
    • Design of competency / leadership frameworks and  performance standards
    • Assessments
      • Competency based, psychometric and potential assessments
      • Skills audits
      • Leadership and executive assessments
      • Design, implementation and facilitation of assessment centres
      • Performance improvement processes
      • Process mapping and process improvement

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