PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Golden Key International Honour Society announces Elmie Castleman as the new director for the South African region of the Society.
Elmie Castleman has a professional record as distinguished as it is diverse. Trained as a nurse and a health education professional, Elmie shifted her focus early in her career to management training and consulting. She served as the Chief Academic Officer for the Foundation for Professional Development for a decade, expanding and leading the organization’s portfolio of courses and programmes. Her work at FPD attracted the attention of the senior leadership of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, a traditionally governed community in the North West Province that uses dividends from platinum mining to implement an impressive array of social development prorgammes.
Elmie was recruited to the Bafokeng Nation in 2009 to design and run a project and programme management system that could plan, track, and measure the Nation’s ambitious development agenda. Elmie built on this experience by leading the Royal Bafokeng Economic Development Agency, and was ultimately appointed Group Chief Operating Officer on the Royal Bafokeng Administration, a world-recognized leader in community-based development.
Elmie earned her B.Cur from the University of Pretoria, and her Masters and Ph.D. from the University of the Free State.
About Golden Key
Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society is a global collegiate honor society established to recognize college students for academic excellence. While membership in Golden Key begins with academic excellence, the Society’s core mission is to enable members to realize their potential through three pillars: academics, leadership and service. The Society, comprised of over 2 million members, has more than 400 campus-based chapters in eight countries that include Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States. For more information about Golden Key, please visit www.goldenkey.org.