Ursula has vast and varied experience in the commercial field including cost, capital accounting and procurement within the mining industry gained in both project and operational environments.
Since 2007, Ursula has been involved in the Project Management environment providing cost control and procurement services into various stages of a project including due diligences, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and implementation projects. The procurement services can include everything from advising on the suggested procurement strategy, contracting model and form of contract, the preparation and issuing of Enquiries, Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Request for Quotations (RFQ’s), adjudication, evaluation and recommendation to the client, negotiation, placement of orders/contracts, management of the orders/contracts to agreeing the final accounts.
Ursula has assisted with providing information for and the compilation of Proposals and Tenders as well as the drawing up of and agreeing Memorandum of Understanding’s (MoU’s) and Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
In addition, she has gained experience in the managing of a Company’s Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Procurement and Corporate Governance functions.
She is passionate about projects and detail.
Ursula takes her passion for detail into her personal life as an avid tenpin bowler. She has represented our country a number of times both in South Africa and abroad. She is a sports enthusiast and loves both watching and playing a variety of sport. She also loves and values reading.
Finding balance through giving back, is something Ursula prizes. “We have assisted our helper’s child through school, both primary and secondary and she is now a third year Occupational Therapy student at Wits – she lives with us and we are very proud of her achievements to date.”
Social responsibility initiatives like contributing food parcels through a home-group on a monthly basis for Ikageng in Soweto, is something Ursula finds very fulfilling and rewarding