Biodata of Virginia Petersen

Dr Virginia Petersen, Social Protection Expert, International Training Center (ITC)
Virginia Lenore Petersen is a semi-retired, International Social Protection Expert. Dr. Petersen has more than 40 years Social Protection work experience, in both the public and private sector.

She is currently a training facilitation consultant at the ITCILO based in Turin, Italy. She tutors the ISSA Good Governance and Service Quality Guideline Courses. As well as Leadership, Change Management, Social Policy and Social Protection Program Implementation training, mentoring and coaching.

International Social Protection work performed by Dr. Petersen include the following countries: Bangladesh, Eswatini, Namibia and Kenya. Previous positions held include: CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), Head of the Appeals Tribunal for Social Assistance. Director-General of the Western Cape Provincial Government and the Superintendent-General of the Department of Social Development.