Acting Director General and Deputy Director General: Policy, Stakeholder Coordination and Knowledge Management, Department of Women

Annette Griessel has served in various capacities as a senior manager in the democratic government in South Africa since 1998 and prior to that as an activist in political, student, youth, women’s and labour movements.  

She has served government at a national and provincial level in various capacities, including Head of Communications, Deputy Director General of Policy and Governance and Deputy Director General of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender, Youth and Disability Rights.  She also served as a board member of the Gauteng City Region Observatory.  In November 2017, she joined the Department of Women in the Presidency as Deputy Director General: Policy, Stakeholder Coordination and Knowledge Management. 

Annette has a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Genetics, a Bachelor of Arts in South African Economic History and Comparative African Government and Law and in 2014 graduated cum laude with a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation.  She is currently completing her PhD in Monitoring and Evaluation at the University of the Witwatersrand.