Prof Schutte’s academic career spans over more than 25 years where he is recognized as a thought leader in Public Administration, Local Government, Human Resource, Online-learning, Organisational Behavior and Industrial Psychology related research and practice. Throughout Prof Schulte’s career he occupied various senior management positions such as Head of Department of sighting staff and operations to achieve departmental and organisational objectives. He also received various prestigious acknowledgements for his research outputs. Prof Schutte is a powerhouse in the area of Competency Management as he has acquired two PHDs in this subject.