2006 Tutu Fellow Thulane Ngele PhD has been appointed as the General Manager People Relations at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, where his role has been described as delivering people relations solutions that are grounded on theoretical concepts, fuelled by data and led by insights.  Thulane was appointed on 1 October 2020. Eskom is the largest producer of electricity in Africa.

Prior to this appointment, he was Head of Employment Relations and Employment Equity & People Governance and Assurance at Absa Group Limited. On a part-time basis, he pursues his love for education through supervising and marking MBA dissertations at Milpark Business School. 

Thulane previously served as a Corporate Industrial Specialist at Eskom Holdings Limited and has been active in the field of labour relations since 1995. His experience includes litigation at the CCMA, consulting, and strategic policy formulation in employment relations. Thulane began his career with the worker's rights council in 1995 before proceeding to the CTL consultancy, Nedcor Bank, before joining Eskom Holdings in 2002.