Passionate about enhancing the productivity of people, enterprises and economic sectors and the empowerment of people. Dr Dladla brings unique set of competences that is an outcome over twenty years of executive management and consulting management experience combined with academic credentials that include a Ph.D specialising in Organisational Behaviour and Social Policy.

Dr Dladla pioneered the transformation of South African National Parks between 1994 and 1998 as the Director of Social Ecology and the Chairperson of the Transformation Task Group. She was appointed the Executive Director of the National Productivity Institute in 1999 to 2008 with sole mandate to transform and reposition the organisation.

Dr. Dladla worked for an international development organisation as a Lead Project Manager and as a Management Development Specialist focusing on leadership and capacity building program targeting tertiary education institutions in South Africa. Dr Dladla is the owner and managing director of YD Consulting PTY (Ltd).

She is a Trustee for Thebe Foundation Trust and a Board member of the Thebe Tourism Group (former Chair of Human Resources and BEE Committee) and former member of the Kelly Group Board (member of the Remuneration Committee and Chair of Social and Ethics Committee).

Dr Dladla is a former member of the South African National Human Resources Development Council chaired by the Honourable South African Deputy. She is the past Chairman of Fulbright-SA Board and the National Manufacturing Advisory Organisation; as well as the past Deputy Chairman of the Small Enterprise Development Agency. Dr Dladla chaired the Human Resource and Remuneration Committee of the Council of Higher Education. She is the former Secretary–General of the Pan-African Productivity Association; and the former Vice- President of the World Network of Productivity Organisations.