Graham Emmett graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand and went on to complete his Masters in Industrial Psychology at the Rand Afrikaans University. He was formerly employed by Anglovaal as Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for the full spectrum of HR and organisational development functions. He previously filled the roles of group psychology services and organisational development specialist.
In 1993, Graham became the majority shareholder of KBC and was appointed Manging Director. KBC is a private company of great stature, employing 150 people with 20 regional branches throughout Southern Africa. The company specialises in assisting clients in managing their Occupational Health and Safety exposure. KBC has established the national minimum standard in the South African economy in respect of Health and Safety training, resulting in cost and time efficiency for corporate clients, contractors, sub-contractors and labour brokers.
Graham follows a balanced life by spending his spare time with his family or on the hockey field. Graham also has a great passion for photography and scuba diving and has also coordinated and led numerous youth and community development programmes and projects.
Graham is a Harvard Executive Education Alumnus, a prestigious background for a man that’s achieved much and aspires to even more, as he explains in his vision for KBC, “Knowledge Brings Change – KBC is poised to build on the exceptional growth over the last 3 years. Training over 100 000 learners per annum, KBC is helping to shape a No Harm culture in the contracting community to assist our blue chip mining and industrial clients to meet and exceed the Mining Charter targets on sustainability. We believe that Zero Harm is achievable.”