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David Funchall

David Funchall

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science

Staff Group(s)
Computer Science


Dr Funchall teaches IT Management to undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He contributes to the development of practice-based pedagogy in academic programmes within the subject area; in addition to engaging in relevant commercial, consultancy and professional activities.

Dr Funchall currently teaches the Professional Development for Industry; Systems Analysis and Design; Final Year Projects modules.

He has a passion for sharing knowledge and expertise through training & professional development initiatives in addition to serving as a mentor for master's and doctoral students.

Career overview

Dr Funchall has over 25 years of experience establishing high-performance governance, services, and project management frameworks for organisations across all industries and legislative government. Dave is able to spur significant enterprise growth and profitability by developing and implementing customised solutions, IT systems, strategic plans, and organizational strategies to transform operations. Dr Funchall is a business consultant for government and private sector organisations in industries such as banking, mining, construction, military R&D, manufacturing, telecommunications, tertiary and service delivery.

Dr Funchall has:

  • established a robust governance structure and training programs for the Project Management Office (PMO) and continue to direct all operations. Instituted and continue to cultivate a results-oriented organisational culture of continuous learning, innovation, and evaluation.
  • established the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) committee and served as Chairman, spearheading initiatives and annual performance plans that are instrumental in driving organisational success.


Published author of:

  1. Effects of Organisational Maturity on IT Initiatives: Maturity of Information Technology in Organisations,
  2. Effects of Information Technology in Organisations: Maturity of Information Technology in Organisations,
  3. Supporting Technological SMEs through a new Maturity Model (PICaMM) in South Africa,
  4. Change psychology and the organisation.