Francois De Clercq

Senior HR Advisor

Unit 201, 2nd Flr, Crossfire Place
15 Gardner Williams Avenue, Paardevlei
Somerset West, 7137, South Africa
+ 27 87 057 2613 Office
+ 27 84 789 5299 Mobile

Professional Summary

Francois is passionate, determined, dynamic and goal driven. He continually inspires others to achieve optimal results through the invaluable experience he has gained as Managing Director/General Manager in a variety of sectors.

He has a strong background in HR and IR related fields and has dealt with numerous trade unions within the labour-intensive industry, employing more than 21 000 staff members over the span of his career. Staff engagement, mentoring and training are some of the most important areas of concern for him.

This same dedication can be seen in his commitment to clients and the well-being of client relationships.


20+ Years of experience in labour intensive industries, having dealt with many different trade unions.

Industry where the burden of compliance (environmental) as well as Health and Safety is high (ISO 14000 AND 18000).

Member of National Executive of Bargaining council for Contract Cleaning Industry. Member of National Negations Committee for annual substantive negotiations on behalf of Employer Body for contract cleaning Industry. Part time lectures at Damelin College. Part time lecturer at University of Johannesburg.

Served on Exco of blue chip, listed companies, either in capacity of General Manager or Managing Director.

Actively involvement in many restructuring exercises, downsizing, and change management programmes.

Managed payroll of in excess of 21 000 employees.


  • Com Human Resources
  • Com Hons Human Resources
  • M Com Business Management

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