Partners

Gideon Malherbe

Founding Partner

Gideon is a founding partner of VCI and has successfully worked on a number of complex strategic development and change management projects in a range of industries spanning from natural resources, finance, publishing and the automotive sector.

His specialty is applying Scenario planning to leverage competencies, optimise asset utilisation and develop appropriate operable strategies.

Lionel Louw

Founding Partner

Lionel is a founding partner of VCI and has international experience in visioning, strategic positioning and large-scale change processes.

Lionel has been involved in a variety of organisational and strategy projects for clients including Woodside Energy, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and BMA.

He has been directly involved in strategy and visioning workshops for large shared services business ventures, and large scale organisational change projects within the mining industry.

Graeme Stanway

Founding Partner

Graeme is a founding Partner of VCI. He has extensive executive level experience in innovative concept development, strategy development and large scale transformation.

His consulting assignments have encompassed CEO level strategy in iron ore, gold, coking coal, uranium and oil & gas, as well as for major universities and industry bodies.

Graeme lead the positioning, design and implementation of a highly impactful transformational strategy process – which has been noted in the book “The First 11” as a benchmark case study in strategic management. He is the recipient of a medal from the ICE(UK) for innovation in Engineering.

Roby Stancel

Partner - VCI Munich

Roby Stancel is the Partner leading VCI Munich. He brings two decades of uniquely broad experience in technology innovation across a multitude of industries to the VCI team.

He has helped create a wide range of products and services, from aircraft and car interiors, chocolate bars and production equipment to medical products and logistics chains.

His clients have included AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, BHP Billiton, BMW, Lufthansa Technik, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Rio Tinto, Siemens.

Thomas Nador

Partner - VCI Energy

Thomas is a globally experienced Oil and Gas Executive with extensive project and development lifecycle experience, including Mega Project design and execution. A strategy development and implementation specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in various roles across the resources extraction value chain, Thomas has led large multi-disciplinary teams, focusing on value creation through deployment of high performing teams, best in class global practices and technologies.

Most recently, Thomas was a member of the executive team of a NYSE listed E&P Company with a market capitalisation of U$3bn. As Executive Vice President, he was a co-architect and executor of a turn-around strategy for the Company that involved four major transactions over a three year period that catalysed significant value generation for shareholders and Papua New Guinea.

Brad Weir

Partner - VCI Energy

Brad is a globally experienced Corporate and Human Resources Executive with over 25 years’ experience working within and with Executive Leadership Teams to deliver significant change programs and organisation wide cultural transformations. Brad has worked extensively with E&P Operators, EPC Contractors and Subcontractors across the Oil and Gas, Energy and Resource Sector.

Most recently Brad was an integral component of the transformation of a NYSE listed Oil and Gas Company that saw the Company outperform all of its peers prior to being acquired by the largest Oil and Gas company globally.

Over the last five years Brad has worked with highly innovative teams and is passionate about innovation and digital transformation and their structured adoption within larger organisations.