Deon Crafford holds a master degree in clinical psychology from UJ. He is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in business consulting, social change and individual and team performance. From dealing with some of the most volatile and potentially violent conflict situations that accompanied the democratic transformation of South Africa, to the more subtle dynamics of corporate boardroom conflict, he has managed to assist organisations, teams and individuals to turn potentially adverse conditions into more positive and productive outcomes.
Over the last 20 years Deon served in partner and director roles at Deloitte Consulting and Barnstone Capital, where he led numerous engagements aimed at driving business transformation. He also served as leader for some of the largest consulting accounts. Deon specialises in strategy implementation, strategic programme leadership, post-deal merger and integration implementation and corporate governance. He has done extensive work with executive leadership teams in enhancing effectiveness and transformation leadership.
He has served in various roles outside the corporate environment, including the National Peace Accord Trust, Pretoria Child Welfare (as trustee) and the Presidential Committee on State Owned Enterprises. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a high performance consultant in a number of sporting codes.
Deon leads the Barnstone LS business and actively participates in identifying and implementing further growth opportunities for Barnstone Education.