Raun Smythe

Managing Director: Human Capital

Raun is the Managing Director of Emergence Growth – Human Capital. He has consulted to over 1200 organisations throughout Africa and internationally to numerous multinationals. He is considered one of Africa’s leading HR & Reward professionals and has given key note addresses in numerous African countries. He leads the HR & Reward Consulting divisions of Emergence Growth.


Strategic | Maximizer | Achiever | Relator | Responsibility


Areas of specialisation: Salary Benchmarking & Surveys across Africa, Salary Structuring, Pay Scale Design, Executive Remuneration, Job Profiling, Job Evaluation, Learning & Development, Incentive Scheme Design, Strategy, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Equal Pay for Equal Work and Performance Management.  Reward Strategy, Incentive Scheme Design, Remuneration Audits, Expatriate Management, Employee Engagement, Pay Scale Design, Strengths Based Development.

Raun is a registered HR Auditor with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and a certified Gallup Strengths Coach. He received the “Young HR Professional of the Year” award in 2015, hosted by the World HRD Congress in Mauritius.