Cleopatra is currently the General Manager: Office of the Chief Executive of Transnet Freight Rail. Her areas of responsibility include:
• Master Planning and Research
• Strategy and Business Planning
• Branch Lines
• Private Sector Partnerships and Specialised Finance Projects
• Results Management Office
• Communication and Media
She previously held the position of General Counsel at both Transnet Freight Rail and the Transnet National Port Authority.
Cleopatra served on the legal committees of The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) as well as the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMEASA).
She served as General Counsel on the Executive Board of the Union of African Railways UAR, a specialised agency of the AU. She was part of the transport cluster, working with the AU on the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). She also served on a committee that advises the Executive Board of the International Association of Railways (UIC) in Paris. She was the non-executive Chairperson of Gabcon.
Cleopatra has vast local and international commercial and regulatory experience in the Freight and logistics industry both from a maritime and intermodal perspective. She was previously a consultant in the specialized finance department of one of South Africa’s leading investment banks.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Swaziland as well as a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.