Elaine Rumboll

Senior Lecturer: Business Studies

Elaine Rumboll is the managing director of the Creative Leadership Consultancy, an internationally accredited Master LEGO Serious Play practitioner as well as a blues singer and internationally published, award winning poet. After having spent three years running creative transdisciplinary workshops in maximum security prisons, she entered the world of business and became the Dean for Damelin Management School.

Ms Rumboll served as the director of Executive Education at The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business from 2005 to 2011. As a result of her accolades as director at the UCT GSB, Ms Rumboll was the winner of the Business Women’s Association Regional Business Achievement Awards in 2010.

Her teaching experience encompasses a global scale, and she has worked with many organisations on growing their leaders, including Johnson & Johnson, The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota, the United Nations, Mr Price, VW and Nestlé.


  • MA (Comp. lit.) (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand
  • MBA, University of the Witwatersrand