Mandi has over 20 years’ experience working with leading local and global brands. Combined with her clinical and scientific training, she brings the ability to help NGOs focus their time, energy and money strategically.
Mandi served as a judge and jury member for various awards, including the Cannes International Advertising Awards in 2017 and 2021.
Meg’s understanding of the importance of identity and brand originated at Apple in marketing and communications.
She has a strong grasp of the ‘power of the human story’ in accessing people’s hearts and minds to transform organisations, and she brings an ability to capture stories in a clear and compelling way.
Riz has worked in strategic communications for over two decades.
Her work has focussed on organisational change and strategic positioning. Riz’s strength lies with seeing the big picture, and strategically working with and building relationships with clients.
She is passionate about doing what she can to ensure that human rights are protected.
Nonku is focused on leading a business strategy of expanding access to quality affordable healthcare to millions of South Africans, particularly those who are currently uninsured and depend on overburdened state facilities.
Fran’s experience in the freight logistics industry, as well as in many philanthropic endeavours, has propelled her to search for ideas that will improve and empower. Her greatest teachers are her three children, who ensure she remains humble, and who fill her with a sense of awe.
Carol has received multiple awards, including the Alicia Keys Humanitarian Award, the South African HIV Association Award, the Corporate Social Investment Award from Eskom and an award from the University of Johannesburg honouring Carol for 10 years of Collaboration in Community Development.
Corene ‘s work includes her role as Chief Operations Officer of the Chevrah Kadisha - caring for almost 1000 on-site residents and approximately 1500 families in the community. Prior to 2013, she was involved in hospital management projects within South Africa as well as Libya.
Tjaart is a chartered accountant and a turnaround specialist. His pragmatic approach, transparency and integrity make him a natural business leader, and he excels at uncovering workable solutions in an organized and structured way.
Michael is an insightful leader and optimist with 20 years of executive experience in healthcare, education, government, finance, NGOs and consumer services. He is well-versed in shareholder management, collaboration, interpretation, and navigating political environments. Michael has resilience in dealing with complex, systemic, diverse and difficult scenarios.
“I really feel like I’m working with people who’ve got my back and it’s more than just a job or a service. It’s actually a personal engagement where they believe in what we believe in.”
“Years of experience and knowledge, and I think the most important thing for us is their passion. They take on the project and are passionate about the cause.”
“They are the creative ones that inspire us to get out of our stuck state and move forward. Because we get stuck where we are and with what we are doing, and they inspire us with new ideas and creativity.”
“They’ve been an excellent conduit to connect us with the right people. And I think it's not even about loyalty. It’s about the fact that you know if you speak to them, there is a network behind them of service providers, and they will connect you with what they think is the most appropriate for your project, your cause or your needs.”