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Peter Henry de Villiers



  • Civil Engineering Graduate
  • 13 years experience in the transportation engineering sector
  • 25-year career at academia:
  • Lecturer
  • Chair of Civil Engineer
  • Dean of Engineering
  • Head of Planning and Development
  • Served institutions both in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates
  • In recognition of service to industry he was appointed to the prestigious industry position Dean of
    Transportation which was funded by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

Board and Committee Positions

  • Current board member of Bitou 10 Education and Development Foundation

Previous Positions

  • Head of Planning & Development:
  • Budget and resource planning for a system of 17 campuses
  • Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Development of processes aimed at institutional improvement including policy development and performance management
  • Logistics and facility planning for the expansion of the college system across 9 cities
  • Dean of Engineering
  • Academic leadership across six engineering departments: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
  • Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aviation Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Curriculum development and management
  • International accreditation process management
  • Industry Liaison
  • Chair of Civil Engineering
  • Academic management
  • Program design
  • Faculty performance management
  • Program accreditation

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Academic Leadership
  • Curriculum development
  • Project management
  • Financial management

Professional membership

  • National board member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineering
  • Executive board member of Strandmeer Private Estate Home Owners Association
  • Academic board member of the Higher Colleges of Technology

Other activities

  • Retired Academic Dean
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