Kirsty Barkhuizen

Kirsty Barkhuizen

Executive Head for Digital And Data, Cell C

Kirsty Barkhuizen is the newly appointed Executive Head for Digital And Data at Cell C, with the mandate to lead the digital transformation journey within the organization.

Over her 20-year career in Digital, Kirsty has heldĀ various strategic, transformational, advisory and leadership positions in companies including Absa, Barclays Africa, Deloitte, Investec and Nacelle (Comair), and is responsible for delivering many award-winning, customer-facing solutions. A core focus of her career has been to shift the perception of digital as a mere channel, to digital being seen as an integrated strategic partner and co-collaborator that plays a proactive role in shaping decisions and business outcomes across the entirety of the business value chain.

As a thought-leader, she has an uncanny way of looking at obstacles, and formulating out-the-box solutions that are practical, sustainable, and drive meaningful change in peoples everyday lives