ASSOCIATES

HEINEKE BRAND

Candidate Attorney

• LLM, Master of Laws in Labour Law (UCT)
• LLB, Bachelor of Laws (UNISA)
• Bachelor of Arts Honours in HR and Labour Relations (UJ)
• Bachelor of Social Sciences (UFS)


m: 078 318 3952 e: heineke@msinc.africa

Heineke held senior executive management positions with several multi-national companies in the hotel & leisure industry for the past 20 years and successfully led the HR discipline across an ever-expanding portfolio of countries, businesses, owners and employees. Returning to South Africa after 10 years abroad, Heineke decided to seize the moment and joined Mcaciso Stansfield Inc. as Candidate Attorney to pursue his dream of practicing law.


CAREER

Working since 1992 in HR specialist positions across various industries, he entered the 5-star hotel industry in 1998 as HR Manager and opening team member of Sun International’s prestigious Zimbali Lodge & Golf Resort. Promoted soon thereafter to Director of HR at the world-renowned Table Bay Hotel, he was a member of the Excom team when this hotel was voted in 2002 by Conde Nast Traveler (USA) as Best Luxury Hotel in Africa & Middle East and 4th Best Hotel in the World. From 2004 to 2010, he gained valuable multi-property experience as Group Director of Human Resources for Arabella Starwood South Africa, supporting 1,500 employees and leading the HR discipline over a mixed portfolio of business units, including 2 hotels, a Wine Farm and Bavarian Brewery & Restaurant. Moving to Brussels in 2011 to join the Starwood Africa & Indian Ocean (AFIO) Office as Regional Director of HR, Heineke successfully led the HR discipline across 34 operating and 23 pre-opening hotels, supporting 12,000 employees and discharging his duties over 22 countries. In 2014 he was instrumental in moving Starwood’s AFIO Office from Brussels to Dubai in 2014. Following the acquisition of Starwood Hotels by Marriott International in 2017, Heineke was appointed as Area Director of HR for Sub-Saharan and North Africa. Based in Dubai, he led the human resources discipline over a geographical area compromising 24 countries, 45 operating Hotels, 58 pre-opening Hotels and 17,000 employees. In 2018 he successfully led the integration 30+ Starwood Hotels into Marriott’s systems & culture. Returning home to South Africa in with his family in 2020, Heineke joined Mcaciso Stansfield Inc. as Candidate Attorney to pursue his dream of practicing law.


EDUCATION

Heineke augments his rich work experience and strong African market knowledge with numerous academic achievements, amongst other:

  • LLM, Master of Laws in Labour Law (UCT)
  • LLB, Bachelor of Laws (UNISA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in HR & Labour Relations (UJ)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (UFS)

EXPERIENCE

A true HR discipline expert with more than 20 years of multi-national corporate work and employment law experience in the hotel & leisure industry; discharging his duties across amongst other the following African countries: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lybia, Madagascar Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

HEINEKE BRAND

Candidate Attorney

• LLM, Master of Laws in Labour Law (UCT)
• LLB, Bachelor of Laws (UNISA)
• Bachelor of Arts Honours in HR and Labour Relations (UJ)
• Bachelor of Social Sciences (UFS)


m: 078 318 3952
e: heineke@msinc.africa

Heineke held senior executive management positions with several multi-national companies in the hotel & leisure industry for the past 20 years and successfully led the HR discipline across an ever-expanding portfolio of countries, businesses, owners and employees. Returning to South Africa after 10 years abroad, Heineke decided to seize the moment and joined Mcaciso Stansfield Inc. as Candidate Attorney to pursue his dream of practicing law.


CAREER

Working since 1992 in HR specialist positions across various industries, he entered the 5-star hotel industry in 1998 as HR Manager and opening team member of Sun International’s prestigious Zimbali Lodge & Golf Resort. Promoted soon thereafter to Director of HR at the world-renowned Table Bay Hotel, he was a member of the Excom team when this hotel was voted in 2002 by Conde Nast Traveler (USA) as Best Luxury Hotel in Africa & Middle East and 4th Best Hotel in the World. From 2004 to 2010, he gained valuable multi-property experience as Group Director of Human Resources for Arabella Starwood South Africa, supporting 1,500 employees and leading the HR discipline over a mixed portfolio of business units, including 2 hotels, a Wine Farm and Bavarian Brewery & Restaurant. Moving to Brussels in 2011 to join the Starwood Africa & Indian Ocean (AFIO) Office as Regional Director of HR, Heineke successfully led the HR discipline across 34 operating and 23 pre-opening hotels, supporting 12,000 employees and discharging his duties over 22 countries. In 2014 he was instrumental in moving Starwood’s AFIO Office from Brussels to Dubai in 2014. Following the acquisition of Starwood Hotels by Marriott International in 2017, Heineke was appointed as Area Director of HR for Sub-Saharan and North Africa. Based in Dubai, he led the human resources discipline over a geographical area compromising 24 countries, 45 operating Hotels, 58 pre-opening Hotels and 17,000 employees. In 2018 he successfully led the integration 30+ Starwood Hotels into Marriott’s systems & culture. Returning home to South Africa in with his family in 2020, Heineke joined Mcaciso Stansfield Inc. as Candidate Attorney to pursue his dream of practicing law.


EDUCATION

Heineke augments his rich work experience and strong African market knowledge with numerous academic achievements, amongst other:

  • LLM, Master of Laws in Labour Law (UCT)
  • LLB, Bachelor of Laws (UNISA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in HR & Labour Relations (UJ)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (UFS)

EXPERIENCE

A true HR discipline expert with more than 20 years of multi-national corporate work and employment law experience in the hotel & leisure industry; discharging his duties across amongst other the following African countries: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lybia, Madagascar Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

MCACISO STANSFIELD INC.
26 Rocklands Avenue, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 8001

ZOLA MCACISO

Director

m: 062 732 1339 e: zola@msinc.africa

GAVIN STANSFIELD

Director

m: 082 412 1598 e: gavin@msinc.africa

t: 021 612 0904 f: 086 535 9631
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 2019/323320/21
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