• CEO
  • Southern African Institute of Government Auditors

Russel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA), an accountancy and auditing professional body. His qualifications are MBA from Tshwane University of Technology, B-tech degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Johannesburg, and B-tech degree in Journalism from Tshwane University of Technology. Russel Morena has 12 years of experience in the media and broadcast industry, 4 years of experience in retail, and 4 years of experience in education and professional body field. His experience covers managerial roles, HR and skills development, retail operations, contact centre operations and journalism environment.


Russel is a certified skills development facilitator (SDF), certified assessor, certified moderator, certified learning content developer and facilitator. He has valuable experience in the following: • Performance Management • Strategic HR Management and Planning • Skills Development Planning • Budgeting and Finance • BBBEE Implementation and Monitoring• Organisational Development (OD)• Employee Relations • Employee Benefits • Recruitment & Selection • Training Needs Analysis • Management of PIVOTAL Programmes • Curriculum/Learning Content Development • Assessing Success of Training Interventions/ROI on Training • Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATRs) • Provider Accreditations • Recognition of Prior Learning • Project Management • Assessments and Moderation • Coaching and Mentoring. Russel led the establishment of Times Media contact centre training academy in 2009. He managed assessments and development at the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa for nearly 2 two years.