Mpho Mookapele

Mpho Mookapele

Chief Executive Officer – Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA)

Mpho Mookapele is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of experience in the Private and Public Sector in the Finance, Strategy Development and Regulatory Environment and Skills Development.

She is passionate about life and her purpose is to live life to the fullest by serving her purpose. Her passion for the development of the country, and its young people, has served as the driving force for her dedication to the public sector. This dedication extends beyond the boardroom and she is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at capacitating women at different stages in life. Through her career, she has served in different spheres of the South African Government, the Private Sector and in the United Kingdom.

Mpho worked for Ernst & Young South Africa and Ernst & Young United Kingdom as an trainee accountant and worked through to senior manager in the finance and accounting advisory service division. She joined the public sector as a Chief Financial Officer at Energy & Water SETA in 2017 and served for 2years before being appointed as acting Chief Executive Officer for 2years and was officially appointed as a Chief Executive in 2020.

Her role at EWSETA included amongst other building and maintaining a healthy finance control environment . As a CFO she headed financial management , supply chain management and risk management divisions. Her area of responsibility was broadened to developing strategy for the organisation. She has assisted the organization in clarifying its value chain and developing an effective operating model that will drive the SETA to operational excellence and high performance to impact the sector. Ms. Mookapele was awarded the 2019 overall winner of the SAICA Top-35-under-35 CA (SA) Competition

Ms. Mookapele also serves on a number of governance committee where she intend to impact the sector through policy setting as a member of various committees.

Novo Energy ARC Committee and SARETEC Advisory Board UKZN Council ( ministerial appointee) and SAICA Ethics Committee Member African Women Chartered Accountants board subcommittee