Divya holds a doctorate in law and a second Masters in Tertiary Education Management from the University of Melbourne. She is a Certified Ethics Officer (The Ethics Institute) and the Executive Director of Globethics.net Southern Africa.
She is a qualified advocate of the High Court of South Africa and practised for her own account for 8 years before returning to academia on a permanent basis. She has also served variously as an additional Regional Magistrate (Durban), assessor in the High Court, and consultant to the South African Law Commission.
Divya was a professional academic for the last twenty-six years, serving in public higher education management for the most recent 10 years. The last but current position held was Vice Principal Advisory and Assurance Services at the University of South Africa where she was responsible for Legal Services, Risk and Compliance, the Ethics Office, Communications and Marketing and the Institutional Information Office (Data Protection and Privacy). Dr Singh also served in the capacity of Registrar Governance as well as a Deputy Registrar, taking full responsibility for institutional student administration. She is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Stadio Holdings Ltd, a private higher education investment company recently listed on the JSE.
Divya’s research profile from 1990 includes 32 articles in accredited journals, 10 book chapters, 2 books (co-edited), and in the last three years (2015-2017) she presented 38 Conference papers and keynote presentations, locally and globally. She has been editor of 2 academic journals and an editor of Butterworths Judgment-Online (JOL). She received numerous awards domestically and internationally for her academic contribution and community service and engagement, as well as stakeholder recognition from various bodies including the FBI (USA) and United Nations. She has a track record of service on Boards, Commissions of Enquiry, and Audit Committees in the public sector and has served variously as Chairperson or ordinary member of the Committees and panels. She has initiated and facilitated co-operative and stakeholder relationships with local, continental and international partners with significant success and achievement and is a much experienced facilitator and trainer in areas of law, leadership and governance.