Ant Wilson-Prangley

Anthony Wilson-Prangley
Anthony Wilson-Prangley

Before joining the faculty Anthony helped to build the Centre for Leadership and Dialogue at GIBS – a series of programmes that build the next generation of SA leadership. The centre focuses on the context and capacities required for leading complex societies. His professional interests include the study of democracy in countries in transition, social change in the contemporary era and active citizenship. He runs many of the experiential learning aspects of GIBS especially those focused on the broader socio-economic and political environment of the country.

Before this he founded an NGO The Gumboots Foundation and was intimately involved with a global non-profit youth leadership network – Pioneers of Change.


​​He lectures in the area of leading social change with emphasis on the dynamics of leadership, human behaviour, diversity and change. He has experience in the areas of business in society, social entrepreneurship and public leadership.

Published Research

Journal articles

Sonday, M., & Wilson-Prangley, A. (2016). Intermediary capabilities in the context of challenging state dynamics. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3319-z

Stirling, L., Wilson-Prangley, A., Hamilton, G., & Olivier, J. (2016). Antecedents to transformational community engagement in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 19(4), 514-532. doi: 10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n4a4

Prangley-Wilson, A., & Olivier, J. (2016). Integrative public leadership in the private sector in South Africa. Development Southern Africa, 33(2), 258-271. doi:10.1080/0376835X.2015.1120653

Mishan, M., & Prangley, A. (2014). Barries to inter-organizational collaboration amongst performing arts organisations in South Africa. South African Theatre Journal, 27(2), 125-146.

Case studies

Wilson-Prangley, A. (in press). Thokozo Mjo: A social entrepreneurs journey. (Case Study). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Wilson-Prangley, A., & Wilson-Prangley, G. (2018). Beyond the lemonade stand: Sustaining a new social venture (Case Study No. 9B18M046). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Wilson-Prangley, A
., Mhizha, T., & Petzer, D. (2017). Soweto Gold: Building an iconic craft beer brand (Case Study No. 9B17A031). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Wilson-Prangley, A., Marks,  J., & Sutherland, M. (2015). Olitzki Property Holdings catalyzes change in Johannesburg (Case Study No. 9B15M118). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Prangley, A. & Wilson, G. (2014). Buses for democracy: Improving public transportation in South Africa (Case Study No. 9B14C028). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Sutherland, M., Prangley, A., & Hawarden, V. (2013). Tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic through multi-partner stakeholder engagement (Case Study No. 9B13C029). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Consulting Involvement

​​Anthony consults on public change initiatives and social change projects initiated by business, government and the non-profit sector. ​

Significant Achievements

​​He was named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top Young Leaders in 2009 and 2010.

Contact Details

Tel : +27 (0) 11 771 4000

Email :

Twitter: @aprangley

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MA (Sociology)
  • MBA (GIBS)
Fields of Interest

Global turbulence makes running a business challenging. Firms need to change and innovate to remain successful. I am interested in the organizational and personal capacities required to navigate a complex world and thrive within it. I have a specific focus on the societal context of business and change dynamics within the organization.

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