Wheeler - Project Management - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Louise Wheeler

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Project Management


Planning and management and delivery of multiple projects running concurrently. Understanding the stakeholders and their expectations and priorities for every project. Managing expectations through clear and regular communication. Ensure successful delivery and manage stakeholder expectations through continuous risk management and implementing mitigating actions accordingly. Planning, control, monitoring and managing assigned resources to best meet project objectives. Managing and delivering projects within scope, budget and timelines.

Work History

Chief Operating Officer

Freshly Ground Insights

February 2009 - September 2013

Provision of guidance as well as leadership management to the business and its employees while significantly contributing to a year on year growth in turnover and profit through full operational and financial responsibility by way of day-to-day control of the full spectrum of a project, including but not limited to finances, operations, data management, project delivery as well as the management of the various departments within the business to deliver a superior product to the market.
• Responsible for business processes and policies as well as the execution thereof.
• Continuous process development and improvement thereof – review systems and capabilities and implement changes where they are needed.
• Manage the effectiveness and efficiency of operational teams as well as the co-ordination and communication between operations and business functions.
• Oversee overall financial management, planning, logistics, systems and controls.

General Manager

August 2008 - February 2009

Research Executive

Freshly Ground Insights

April 2007 - August 2008

Data and project management

RHRU/Ukwenza Studios

June 2002 - March 2007

By streamlining the database development and administration processes within the company, efficiency and profitability was maximised under my tenure. The data that was submitted for control and review were for the various units within the consortium, including NAFCI clinics, Baragwanath Anaesthesia as well as HIV/AIDS, peri-natal and Tuberculosis studies. Implemented new technologies into the division, by way of a system that wrote reports for distribution to compact discs and the Teleform data capture platform, both of which replaced archaic processes and systems.

General short term contracts - software and database development

United Nations - IRIN

February 2001 - May 2002

Development of photo uploading system to the IRIN website
Department of Agriculture
Database development for procurement department
Database and front-end development for the collection of data for the farming segment

Qualifications & Certifications

Hatfield Business College

Hatfield Business College

Project management professional

Mind Leaders

SPSS advanced course


E-Commerce (Short course)




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