After almost two years of being led by acting CEOs, the embattled State IT Agency (Sita) has appointed Blake Mosley-Lefatola to the leadership position on a permanent basis.
Mosley-Lefatola joins Sita, which acts as government’s IT procurement and distribution agency, from the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (Geda), where he has been CEO since 2008.
Geda promotes trade and investment in the province. Before joining Geda, he held several high-profile positions, including head of the department of local government development in North-West and regional director for the City of Johannesburg.
He was also appointed as a turnaround specialist for the city of Ekurhuleni.
Sita has had five acting heads since the last permanent CEO, Llewellyn Jones, left in 2008. Former executive staff members are also facing court action over corruption and fraud allegations.
“We believe that the vast leadership and managerial skills he has accumulated in his working experience will positively benefit and assist Sita into a high performance organisation and contribute to better execute the core mandate,” says Sita chairman Zodwa Manase.
Mosley-Lefatola will replace acting CEO Nontobeko Ntsinde who has been in the position for six months. — Staff reporter, TechCentral