Rudi Dicks is the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Private Office of the President. He is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework agreement, the Presidents Youth Employment Initiative as well as unblocking regulatory challenges that impact on employment an economic growth.
In his previous role, he was a Deputy-Director General at the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, responsible for monitoring the performance of economic and infrastructure departments, supporting various economic interventions across government. In this role he established the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) and was responsible for its rollout across national government. He also formally served as the Executive Director of the National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI), the research arm of COSATU from 2008 to 2013.
Before 2008, he worked at COSATU and one of its affiliates, in various capacities since 1994. Rudi studied at WITS Business School and completed the Management Advanced Programme and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles as well as a Master of Science (MSc) in Finance from the University of London.