a winning combination of talented and creative individuals
We have been operating as a team for over 10 years and pride ourselves on the
diverse skill set and experience of our people as well as the value and benefit
each member brings to both our business and to our clients.
We have an established multi-disciplinary team with considerable experience in change management,
IT, education and business consulting.
Whilst we work hard, we also strive to work smart. We enjoy what we do and the difference it makes in the
organisations and individuals that we deal with.
Our cohesive teamwork ensures that we bring you the best possible result geared for your business. We do this
by not only relying on our own individual skills and experience, but by drawing on the experience of all
our team members.
Kathy Branquinho - Partner
Kathy has a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing Management from Manchester University, UK.
A principal Communications, Change Management and Transformation consultant with 17 years of experience in
the following industries: Financial Services, Information Technology, CRM, Banking, Energy & Petrochemical.
Her consulting experience over the past 14 years has been in the fields of Reengineering and Restructuring,
High Performance Culture transformation, CRM (including Sales Force Automation and Call Centre Management),
project based Change Management consulting and Project Management. Her consulting career has centred on developing
inspiring, out-of-the-box solutions that transform peoples mindsets and behaviours whilst conforming to each organizational culture and identity.
Kathy's interests include reading, eating, trail-running and family (especially her husband and
her 2 children, her 3 brothers, mom and dad and cuzzins!).
Ian Graney - Partner
Ian has a Bachelors Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town.
A principal Change Management and Learning Design consultant with 16 years of experience in the
following industries: Retail, Education, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Financial, Banking and CRM.
His consulting experience over the last 16 years locally and internationally has been in the fields of Reengineering and
Restructuring, Organisational Transformation, Change Management, Supervisory and Management
Development Programs, Leadership and Team Development and Project Management. His consulting career has
centered on optimizing employee performance though major transformation initiatives and the
development of learning programmes to enable organisational renewal, growth and alignment.
Ian balances his consulting life being a husband to his amazing wife Samantha and dad to their
children Matthew and Olivia. When time permits Ian is a passionate lover of cricket, an armchair
journalist on rugby and has been known to play the odd round of golf!
Like most other members of this fantastic team, Ian prides himself on being a "foodie". He is excited
by simple and honest foods that are unpretentious and are served with passion and pride.
He is also of the firm belief that the length of his nose was a gift from God
allowing him to sniff out an excellent Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.
Really all his passions are about delighting customers regardless of the
industry - something we all try to do here at Change Solutions.
Esme Thwaits - Business Development and Resourcing Manager
Esme has a B.Soc.Science (UCT) and BA Honours Degree in Psychology(UNISA). She has recently completed a Masters degree in Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. In addition she has obtained a Certificate in Project Management at the Faculty Training Institute.
She has worked as a Recruitment and Selection specialist in the following industries: Financial/Banking, Pharmaceutical, Information Technology, Petroleum and Telecommunications. She is a qualified Counsellor and Facilitator.Esme has filled the role of Key Account manager for an IT Contracting company and was appointed as Cape Town Branch Manager of their Professional Services Division which specialized in Project and Programme Management before joining the Smartsource Change management team.
She manages the Business Development and Resourcing portfolios at Smartsource Change Solutions on a national basis.
Balancing work and relaxation is important to her and a sense of humour is mandatory! She dabbles in painting, is an avid reader and has a family that are all passionate about surfing. She loves travelling and will never refuse an opportunity to explore new horizons.
expanding our horizons
Our access to a broad network of individuals and companies with
whom we partner allows us to deliver the most appropriate solutions
to our clients ensuring the best possible solution for each
supplementing our resources
Smartsource Change Solutions works with subcontractors as
and when the need arises. Working with subcontractors gives us
the flexibility to expand our resource base and source the
correct expertise for the job at hand when required.
Subcontractors undergo a careful evaluation and selection process
and remain under the guidance of senior team members ensuring
delivery of the required Smartsource quality and standards is met.