Dr Stella Khumalo matriculated at St Francis College in Marianhill in 1980. She obtained Bachelors of Science (1983) and Education (1994) from the University of Zululand, a Higher Education Diploma from UNISA (1989), a Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNEIF University of Natal (1998), an MBA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2004), and a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The title of her PhD thesis is “Exploring critical factors for effective Corporate Governance practices in the Schedule Three State Owned Entities in KwaZulu-Natal”. She is currently the CEO of UShaka Marine World and has been since June 2014. Her previous experience includes CEO, KZN Liquor Authority (2012-2014), Head of Department, Provincial Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism (2007-2012), and Chief Director/General Manager – Tourism and Corporate Strategy (2005-2007). She sits on the boards of the KZN Liquor Authority and FEDHASA-KZN and was awarded a Business Achiever Award in the 2016 Government Category by the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa.