Meet the Team

Dr Mike Posthumus

SSISA Academy CEO

Dr Mike Posthumus
Mike is the CEO of SSISA Academy. He also currently holds an honorary senior research associate position within the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Mike is a director of Science to Sport CC, a leading scientific coaching and consultation business with a global footprint, where he coaches several recreationally competitive, national and international athletes. Prior to starting up the SSISA Academy, Mike was the head of the High Performance Centre at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, a position he held with aplomb from 2017 – 2020. Mike is an accomplished and highly competitive sportsman. He has played provincial rugby and is now a competitive mountain biker, having won several top ultra-endurance mountain bike races.
Mandla Moyo

GROUP CEO

Mandla Moyo
Mandla is CEO of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. He is also a director of National Health Group (Pty) Ltd and of The Health Foundation of South Africa – both of which are organisations that he co-founded. As an entrepreneur, his roles have included multiple rounds of capital raising, annual business plan compilations, project management, engaging with external stakeholders and managing company growth strategies.
Amy van Wyk

Brand and Communications Manager

Amy van Wyk
Amy Leigh van Wyk has combined her passion for communication and marketing with her love for exercise, fitness and sport. As SSISA Academy’s Brand and Communications Manager she brings her successful PR and publicity background to the fore by ensuring that SSISA Academy’s brand finds the right audience authentically. Amy has worked with respected, household brands on an array of functions from publicity, brand communications, events and influencers. These include Nespresso, Lancewood, Cape Union Mart, Calvin Kein, River Island, Dune London, M&C Saatchi Abel and more.