florence thom


Contact Florence: 011 325 5101

Email: [email protected]

Florence Thom is a Founding Member, Director and Shareholder of pinpoint one Human Resources (Pty) Ltd – a firm offering trusted expertise in executive search, retained search, recruitment, Human Resources consulting and assessments since 1999. We, at pinpoint one, ensure delivery on C-suite and critical appointments. We are wise, involved, engaged and enable you, our client, to consistently and successfully select the best talent for your business. We are recognised as being relevant and up to date – bringing innovation and creativity to your game!

Florence validates the above as she is a graduate in Industrial Psychology, Psychology and Communications, a Registered Personnel Practitioner from the SA Board for Personnel Practice, an accredited HayMcBerr competency assessor and practiced as a Cognitive Assessment Practitioner. She offers 18 years’ corporate experience gained in listed companies, being responsible for leading the Human Resources strategies and processes in Sub-Saharan Africa. At pinpoint one, she has successfully delivered on numerous executive and senior management assignments over the years, contributing to the clients’ business objectives and the credibility of this values driven firm.

Florence, Clive H Viveiros and Lizelle Thom-Pohl (late) founded pinpoint one in 1999. She was the Managing Director for the first 10 years establishing and successfully leading this South African representative and professional service centric company.




Executive Search Director, Founder and Shareholder

pinpoint one human resources (Pty) Ltd
May 1999 – Present (19 years 4 months)Hyde Park, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Manager Human Resourcing AFROX

(African Oxygen Limited) Blue Chip, Listed on the JSE
1988 – 1997 (9 years)AFROX Head Office in Selby, Johannesburg

Florence was responsible for the Human Resourcing function, across the industrial manufacturing and the healthcare business operations of AFROX nationally and for the Southern African operations. The Human Resourcing function included recruitment, succession planning, talent mapping, psychometric and cognitive assessments focused on career and competency development plans, the management of the bursary schemes focused on attracting engineers and engineering technicians from all engineering disciplines into the company. She was also the custodian of the development of line managers to be competent in these responsibilities within their business units.
Her prior role was as a generalist human resources practitioner in the Mining industry.




University of Johannesburg (RAU)
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Psychology, Psychology and Communications
1977 – 1979

Activities and Societies: Member of the South African Institute of People Management and of the Institute of Directors and served as Board Member of Business and Arts South Africa for a period of 7 years. She has a keen interest in visual arts, jazz and classical music. She loved endurance running having completed the Comrades Marathon 89km 9 times and the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 56km 13 times. She loves entertaining friends with good food and wine and relaxes with interesting reading and the company of her cats.


Hoerskool Tuine in Pretoria
Matric certificate

1970 – 1977 Matriculated.

Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes Florence cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Human Rights