BA, English & Philosophy, MA Applied Linguistics, Diploma Human Resources Management, Certificate in Education
Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill has extensive experience in both the local and international public and private sectors. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of AngloGold Ashanti, Credit Suisse Securities Johannesburg Mercedes Benz South Africa and the MTN Foundation. She was recently appointed the Chairperson of Council of the Nelson Mandela University. She is also a senior adviser for UNWomen in Pretoria and New York and chairs the Advisory Committee of the UN Global Compact Network in South Africa. She serves on the boards of 2 NGOs, Phenduka (literacy) and Tshwaranang (gender justice).
Before serving as a Director of Companies, Nozipho was appointed to the MTN Group as head of Corporate Affairs and Spokesperson, and served on multiple boards of operations in the MTN footprint. Prior to MTN she was the South African Ambassador to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and the Holy See, and the Deputy Director General of Human Capital Management in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (now DIRCO). She recently completed 12 years of service on the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and contributed a chapter in a Manchester University Press publication (2017) entitled Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination- A Living instrument. Besides her passion for working on issues related to human rights and social justice, Nozipho is active in advancing good corporate governance and good ethical conduct in all the institutions on which boards she serves.