Marlene Mienie, Assistant to Justin Hewett, the Managing Director of Avroy Shlain Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd, was voted as this year’s OPSA Rexel SA National Office Professional of the Year at a glittering event at the Misty Hills Resort on Wednesday, 4 September. Since OPSA was established 31 years ago, the job of office professionals has changed dramatically. Even though we have seen seismic shifts in the tools, techniques and skills required to be successful in this role, office professionals have remained the steady centre of efficiency through it all, helping ensure that jobs get done right, on time and under budget.
After a series of peer-reviewed assignments, five finalists were selected. Each of the finalists were required to present a half-hour talk to delegates attending the OPSA’s “It works for Me” Secretaries Day Conference. A panel of judges assessed the candidates and this was combined with guests voting for their favourite finalist by voting on interactive voting pads which captured the scores in real-time. The other finalists were:
- Corrie Fourie – Fresenius-Kabi SA (Pty) Ltd
- Tanya Engelbrecht – Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd
- Chipo Moyo – CEF (Pty) Ltd
- Jacqui Brodie – South African Post Office
The winner received a R15 000 cash prize sponsored by Rexel Office Products and an opportunity to attend Office SA, South Africa’s premier conference for office professionals.
To see photos of the event visit the OPSA Facebook page