Rudi Dicks is the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Private Office of the President. He is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES), the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI). He also oversees the coordination and implementation of the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan. Rudi jointly leads Operation Vulindlela which has been established as a joint initiative between the Presidency and National Treasury to accelerate structural reforms. In his previous role, he was an Outcomes Facilitator at the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and before then served as the Executive Director of National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI). Before 2008, he worked at COSATU and its affiliates, in various roles since 1994. Rudi has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles as well as a Master of Science (MSc) Finance from the University of London.