Profile of the HOD

GaHOD-FreeStatePublicWorksdija Brown officially joined the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure as HoD on 01 April 2018, after serving the Department ofEconomic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) in the same capacity for a period of two years.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Leadership, which she obtained from the University of the Free State in 2011. HoD Brown also holds various certification in Business banking (2011); Leadership Programme (2007); Banking (2001) and Computer Programming A+ (2000).

She is well versed and versatile person in the banking and business sector, with work experience that spans over a period of 19 years. Her experience and exposure to both the private and public sector in Strategic Managerial and Leadership positions has deservedly equipped her to serve in her current position.

Some of the leadership positions she served since joining the public sector include, the position of Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Director General for Economic Development and subsequently that of HoD at Destea.

HoD Brown also contributed immensely as a member of the Economic and Infrastructure Cluster as well as the    member of the Board for both the Free State Liquor and Gambling Authority, as well as the Free State Development Corporation and this was by virtue of being the Accounting Officer responsible for the two entities. While in the banking and finance sector, she served as the Account Executive for Public Sector, Commercial Banking and Change Manager (credit operations) at Standard Bank.

She now joins a dynamic team of professionals at Public Works & Infrastructure with a goal of bringing her professional expertise to the team, to better serve the community of the Free State diligently and selflessly.