Mervin Brody

Mervin Brody

Director, HR Advisory Services | Region: Gauteng
Crowe DNA (Pty)Ltd

Professional Summary

Mervin joined Crowe DNA in September 2020. Prior to entering the professional consulting and advisory world, Mervin commenced his career in HR at Standard Bank of South Africa, where he spent 21 years. He has experience in various senior leadership roles in , Human Resources and Retail Banking Businesses.

Mervin has worked in various countries in Africa, and in addition the UK, USA, Malaysia in business- as well as consulting and advisory roles across various industries. This include mining, manufacturing, logistics, telecoms, digital advertising, utilities and fire management among others.

Areas of professional interest and core competencies include strategic planning and performance enhancement, organisational design, operational process improvement, change management, leadership development, Labour law and HRIS.


  • 2011 to date Independent HR Advisor and Management Consulting roles in association with various companies including Alexander Proudfoot, Cornerstone Performance Solutions, StratNovation, Emergence HR among others.

  • 2005 – 2011 Various Regional Business Manager roles in Retail Banking including City-, West Rand and Lesedi Regions. One-year stint at Standard Bank Financial Consulting as Financial Advisor Wealth and Risk.

  • 1991 – 2005 Various Senior HR Roles across South Africa including Provincial HRM, SAP HR Lead, National HRM Retail Banking.

  • 1986 – 1991 Commenced his HR Career at the Institute for Behavioral Sciences at SAP


  • Senior Management Development Programme, GIBS
  • Certificate in Strategic HRM, WBS
  • B Comm – Industrial Psychology, RAU

Community Involvement

  • Community Fire Management Programme – Ghana, Kenya and South Africa

Service Focus

  • HR- and Business Management Strategy and Execution
  • Organization Design
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development Facilitation and Content design
  • HRIS
  • Business Development
  • Labour Law

Industry Focus

  • Financial Services
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Commodities
  • Telecoms
  • Utilities