Graeme Dorrington

Graeme Dorrington was born in King Williams Town. Graeme went to Dale where he was head-boy of both Dale Junior and Dale Senior. He was an exchange student in the USA for a year and then studied at Wits and at Rhodes universities where he obtained his BA and LLB degrees.

After articles in Johannesburg, he first joined a legal practice and later established his own practice in King William’s Town and East London. During this time Graeme was Chairman of Lawyers for Human Rights (Border region), a member of the Lawyers for Human Rights National Executive, and was a member of the Executive of the Kei Chamber of Business.

In 2001, Graeme accepted an appointment as Head of Strategic Acquisitions for ipac Ltd, a multinational provider of financial services. In 2004, Graeme set himself up as a consultant, now trading as Dorrington Matthee Consulting, and he specialises in providing legal and B-BBEE services and in assisting companies in their transformation.

Graeme is a proficient public speaker and has delivered workshops and seminars on legislative-related topics ranging from Labour legislation, FAIS and the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act. He has had a great deal of practical experience as a specialist in black economic empowerment, and he works with a number of leading South African and Multinational companies. He has run empowerment seminars and has given presentations on behalf of, amongst others, WOOLWORTHS, FASSET, ABSA, the Cape Chamber of Business, IRMSA, COSECSA and PHASA.

Apart from his work, Graeme is passionate about his family and sport. He is based in Cape Town.