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Our People

Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.

Tanja Strangfeld – Director

Tanja has been the director of TSM Consulting for more than 15 years
Managing Projects, nationally and internationally
Manage and lead a team of full time and associate consultants
Build networks and identify opportunities for growth
Director of Funeral & Embalming Academy for South Africa (FESA) Accredited Service Provider for the Funeral Industry
Develop different interventions for governmental institution and private companies in the financial, retail, FMCG, healthcare, agricultural, insurance, hospitality and investment banking industries.
Diploma in Business Analysis: Business Processes and Data Modelling
Honours in Business & Administration. Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Research project – Managing Diversity
Honours in Counselling Psychology. Major subjects: Counselling (Honours), Industrial Psychology and Sociology

Bernice Nieuwoudt – Administrator

Bernice joined TSM Consulting in 2010 before leaving in 2013 and rejoining in 2016. Her main responsibilities are client liaison, debtors and creditors, designing marketing material, social media and all aspects of general administration.

Bernice has an administrative background with more than 13 years’ administration experience in various industries, i.e., automotive dealerships, risk management services, agriculture and transport logistics. She is very detailed orientated.

Qualifications: N6 Management Assistant (2007 – 2009)
Boland College Paarl

Arnout Bester – Independent HR Consultant

Arnout Bester has over 30 years of experience in HR and more than 20 years in Labour Relations.
Consulting TSM clients on Labour Relations issues.
Presenting different training courses
Consulting clients on a variety of HR projects and interventions.

Qualifications: B Comm Hons (Industrial Sociology in Labour Law)

Anne Jordaan – Associate Consultant

Anne Jordaan has more than 20 years of experience in assessment, training and development work within the HR field across a wide range of industries from finance to retail and production, property development, healthcare management and the arts, on a national and international level.
Providing assessment services across different levels, in particular on a management level
Undertaking customized training and development programmes
Providing individual feedback, career consultation and coaching
Assessing and developing functional adult literacy and numeracy and for learners

Qualifications: MA Counselling Psychology, FELT (Cambridge)

Ina Vermeulen – Project Coordinator

Ina has been with TSM Consulting since 2016 first on a part-time basis and since January 2018 in a full-time capacity. She coordinates projects such as employee engagement surveys, client service surveys and training, and assists with services and projects related to organisational and employee development as well as facilitating workshops when needed.

Ina has a social work background with more than 20 years of experience in the social work field, mainly child protection, as a social worker and social work manager. She was part of the development and coordination of several volunteer programmes, skills development, research projects focussing on OVC and HIV, and policies and procedures pertaining to child protection.

Qualifications: BA SW (IV) (1987)
University of Stellenbosch
Volunteer Program Development & Management (2007)
VSO Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
Project Management (2009)
University of Stellenbosch Business School

Candice Davis – Managing Partner TSM Talent Solutions

Candice joined TSM Talent Solutions in 2020 as a Managing Partner. Her responsibilities include business development, recruitment and selection as well as client liaison.

Candice started her career in 2007 as a recruitment consultant. In 2011 she first specialised in talent acquisition and later as a talent manager. Her experience includes in particular talent reviews, functional succession planning and leadership development, implementation of a career management framework, and talent acquisition process management. She has demonstrated experience in compiling search strategies to ensure attraction, development and retention of staff, with a keen interest in scarce skills roles. Her more recent experience was within the healthcare environment where there is a global shortage of scarce skills and which requires strategic direction and execution to fully utilise its most important asset – people.

As a specialist within multiple sectors, Candice has gained extensive knowledge which she can leverage to provide her clients with a competitive advantage within the marketplace.

Qualifications: B. Social Science (2006)
University of Cape Town


Phathi is a Partner and Senior Consultant at TSM Talent Solutions. Her responsibilities include business development, recruitment research and HR administration.

She has eight years of experience as an assessment coordinator in various assessment projects on a local and global level. She has acquired significant experience in HR-related administration, project management and administration of assessments. Her strengths are administration, customer care, stakeholder management, time management, and coordination and logistics.

Qualifications: Personal Assistant Diploma (2013)


Pieter is one of our Consultants, based in Swellendam.

He is a self-driven, solutions-orientated professional with a passion for customer service. His diverse skill set is derived from 25+ years in leadership roles across multiple levels, functions and industries. Pieter has extensive experience in organisational, team, individual, operations, systems and process development as well as project and business management.

Pieter will be available for all services rendered by TSM Consulting, with a key focus on our recruitment and selection service offering and related training interventions

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