Jaco Nel

Head, People and Business Solutions

BDO Johannesburg

+27 (0) 10 060 5000

+27 (0) 82 375 9722

+27 (0) 10 060 5074




Jaco started his career with Parmalat South Africa in 1995 as a HR Generalist where he played a major role in formulating Parmalat's People Asset Management strategy and the transformation policies.

He then joined Value Logistics as the Group HR Manager in 2005 where he was tasked with transforming the role of HR in a growing company with diverse business interests.

Jaco joined BDO in the role of Group HR Director. He has established himself as a Work Transformation Specialist and has assisted to formulate and implement a HR Strategy that supports its business objectives.


  • Master’s Degree (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations) NMMU
  • Honours Degree (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations) RAU
  • BA Degree (Political Science) University of Stellenbosch


Jaco is the Chairman of the National Human Resources and Development Committee. He is also Regional (SS Africa) IHRD representative on the IHRDC. In his spare time, Jaco enjoys playing Golf, adventure racing and hiking.