Michelle Pearton


Project and Change Management services
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


With over 30 years’ experience in various industries with a specific focus on Project and Change Management over the past 19 years, I have had the privilege of being exposed to a variety of projects, business sectors and stakeholder groups. These experiences have enabled me to gain insights into what works well (and what doesn’t) in helping stakeholders and organization navigate through change and ultimately embrace and adopt the change that a Project brings. I am passionate about ensuring projects deliver value and are adopted by the business through effective project and change management.

My specific Project Management Qualifications:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), 2017/2020
  • Advanced Project Management qualification (APM) from UNISA, 2004
  • Certified Prince 2 Practitioner, 2011/2018
Other Qualifications

I have a Marketing Management Certificate from Damelin (MMI Endorsed) and a number of IT Certifications acquired over the years.



Spar Group (Nov 2023 - Current)

Senior Project Manager for the Data Insights Hub Project.


MR Price Group (Jul 2018 - Apr 2022)

Change Management and project management services for the Merch Modernisation Programme, comprising of the Blue Yonder Demand and Fulfillment System and Oracle Retail ERP.


eThekwini Transport Authority (2018 - 2019)

Project and Change Management for the Pilot phase of the Moja Cruise Taxi Incentive Programme.


Ethekwini Transport Authority (2014-current)

Project manager for the, Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system and Fleet Procurement for the new public transport network branded Go! Durban, as well as overall project integration management of Intelligent Transportation Systems for Go! Durban.


Ethekwini Transport Authority (2011 - 2014)

Project Manager for AFC system, branded Muvo, for Public Transport services within the eThekwini Municipality region.

Muvo was successfully implemented in 2012 and runs in 500 busses across the city with 30000 unique passengers. This project was the first successful fully EMV compliant AFC in the country.


Ethekwini Municipality (2008 - 2010)

Project Manager for the implementation of various workstreams of the Revenue Management System


University of Port Elizabeth/NMU (2003 – 2004)

Project Manager for the upgrade of the Integrated Tertiary System (ITS) for the Student Administration, HR and Payroll modules and implementation of the ITS Finance module. The role also involved management of the merging of the Vista and UPE Student Administration systems.

All the above projects required management across diverse business units, multiple stakeholders and required extensive Change Management


Business Owner - delivering Project and Change Management services

  • ProjectWise · Self-employed
  • Jan 2011 - Present
  • Durban Area, South Africa
  • Project and Change Management services

Senior Manager

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Jun 2002 - Dec 2010 · 8 yrs 7 mos
  • Project management and IT consulting

Business Development Manager

  • Southern Focus · Full-time
  • Oct 2000 - Jan 2002 · 1 yr 4 mos
  • Durban Area, South Africa
  • Company specialised in software development for mainly the public sector. My role involved Business Development and some Project Management

Business Development Director

  • The Computer People · Full-time
  • Apr 1998 - Sep 2000 · 2 yrs 6 mos
  • Durban Area, South Africa
  • Company specialised in Web based development.. One of the first Channel partners for MWEB in Durban

Key Account Manager

  • Sara Lee / Playtex · Full-time
  • Jan 1995 - Mar 1998 · 3 yrs 3 mos
  • Durban Area, South Africa
  • My role involved managing the Retail accounts in CapeTown such as Woolworths, Markhams, Pick n Pay, Ackermans.

Information Technology Manager

  • Playtex Manufacturing, Inc. · Full-time
  • May 1988 - Dec 1994 · 6 yrs 8 mos
  • Durban Area, South Africa
  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration management of the IT / Data Processing Department



Andrew Aucamp

Pr Eng, PhD

April 3, 2022

I have worked directly with Michelle for many years in the IT and transport space. She has consistently handled large, complex projects in a professional and thorough manner. She is proactive in her approach, and pays attention to detail. She works equally well in a team, managing a team or as an individual project manager. I can sincerely and heartily recommend her project management and change management skills. She always adds value to any project she works on.


Michelle Pearton

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Please feel free to contact me for any queries.

+27 (0) 82 445 7521


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