Insider Secrets to Managing Stakeholders


In this Power Hour, we’ll be discussing how to manage difficult stakeholders. Hard work and technical expertise are not sufficient to ensure career success. Your success will be enhanced or constrained by the way you manage difficult stakeholders. So we’ll be talking through the top five tips on how to manage them.

Your Host – Italia Boninelli

Italia is an executive coach and OD consultant with a Masters in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a post-graduate diploma in labour relations from UNISA. She has international experience at executive level in building Human Capital with a proven track record in culture and change management, organizational performance enhancement and the full range of generalist HR functions.

She also has executive experience in Marketing and Communications and Strategy portfolios.  Her experience spans a variety of industries in South Africa and 16 other countries. Her most recent executive role was as Executive Vice President People and Organization Development at AngloGold Ashanti (2010 – 2016), a gold-mining company with 20 operations in 10 countries and which employs more than 60,000 people. 

She is a director on the board of London-listed Polymetal International (FTSE 100 company) in the mining sector and has been on the advisory board of two universities. She continues to lecture and teach at business schools, universities and business schools, and she is the author of numerous publications including three books on HR and leadership.  She is passionate in her support for women’s leadership development programs and is a Patron of WIMSA (Women in Mining in South Africa).  She has contributed to women’s development programmes for over two decades, particularly in the banking and mining industries.