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Karen Borain



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Karen Borain: Tsogo Sun Hotels

Karen Borain is the Training and Development Manager for the Tsogo Sun Academy, responsible for the training of over 12 000 Tsogo Sun employees. 

Karen has been in the tourism and hospitality industry for more than three decades.  Having graduated from hotel school in 1980, her career started as a Restaurant Manager.  She joined the Fedics group in 1981 as Catering Manager then took on the role of Training Officer and District Manager.  During this period, she qualified in Human Resource Management.  

In 1989 Karen joined Southern Sun Hotels as a Training Manager with particular focus on people development, taking the position of Southern Sun Development Manager in 1991.  

In 2004 Karen qualified as an internationally accredited Executive and Team Coach and also a master coach (a trainer of coaches).  She is a Board Member of the University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH). 

In 2013 Karen chaired a technical task team to review the skills system in South Africa for the national HRD Council and presented the final report to the deputy president Kgalema Mothanthle and the HRD Council.