Doug Timberlake


Doug spent 20 years in corporate management with diverse experience in Auditing, Logistics, Sales, Transformation, Strategy, Marketing and General Management at Board level.

He has international auditing and management experience in the UK and Belgium.  He has spoken at national and international conferences in South Africa, United Kingdom, France, United States, Singapore and Taiwan.

His corporate career included multinationals like Unilever and Ernest & Young.  He served on the Board of PG Bison for 3 years before venturing out on his own. During this period he was also MD of Formica South Africa where he and his team turned the business around.

Doug is currently the owner of Strategy International (SA).  They help their clients get results through powerful competitive strategy and coaching senior leadership.  He has worked with diverse clients including Sasol, Nedbank, Spescom, The Morecorp Group, Dorcas Aid, the Dti, and the Mining Development Agency. 

He is an entrepreneur who also Co-Founded MyGenius and PeoplesPages.  He is a certified Results Business coach and is passionate about helping people achieve beyond the expected. His clients say his strengths as a strategic coach are that he builds trust quickly, listens intently, asks powerful and strategic questions, and inspires people to achieve their goals.

Doug is a part time pastor.  Together with a team of elders he and his wife planted the Village Church in Chartwell five years ago.  He is a board member of the South African Theological Seminary (SATS) and chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Lonehill Academy.  He also works for SATS as their General Manager for 3 days per week.

He has a B Com. and an MBA and has just completed his BTh (hons.). He is happily married and has a great relationship with his 3 sons

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