Peter Pedlar

Freelance consultant
Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance.


Peter Pedlar is a freelance consultant and specialises in corporate governance, risk and compliance as well as corporate solutions.

He is the former Deputy CEO : Operations and Capacity Enhancement at the Human Sciences Research Council, the premier social science research organisation in South Africa. His responsibilities included all operations activities including finance and ensuring that researcher trainees get the requisite post-graduate training and practical experience.

As Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Procurement at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), he was responsible for adjudicating tenders worth billions of Rands. He was also acting CEO of the organisation for six months from May 2007 and is a former non-executive director on the SITA board.

As Deputy DG in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), he was responsible for the Governance and Performance of South Africa’s science system. He also successfully managed the transfer and establishment of a number of Public entities, including stabilising the operational platforms of some state-owned enterprises. In 2007, he wrote the business case for the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), which has recently been institutionalised.

Peter holds business degrees from the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business, and also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard and Wits Business Schools.

He has addressed conferences both locally and internationally on Corporate Governance and ICT matters. In 2004, Peter participated in the development of the Guidelines for Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises, which were subsequently published in 2005. The highlight of his corporate governance activities has been to be part of the team which was responsible for bringing the International Corporate Governance Network annual conference to South Africa in 2007.

He has served on a number of boards and is also a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa and Africa Governance Institute.


Current Studies

Degree : Masters in Management of ICT(Policy & Regulation) – started 2008, passed all modules to date – WITS Business School


University of the Western Cape : Degree : B. Com(1990).Majors : Accounting & Economics

University of Stellenbosch - Graduate School of Business : Degree : Hons. B(B & A) - (March 1993).

Completed all the coursework except the technical report for the MBA degree.

Euromoney Institute of Finance-1994 : Certificate in Treasury Management

World Bank/Fed Reserve(Washington DC) : Banking Supervision

ICIE : Diploma in Law & Tax(2000),

Harvard/Wits Business School : Senior Executive Programme(SEP) – 2002


Pedlar Consulting, PO Box 55886, Wierda Park, 0149, South Africa
E-mail : peterpedlar ( @ )
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