Chairman: Dr Tshepo Motsepe
MBChB (UKZN)) MPH (Harvard) SECP (GIBS)
Tshepo Motsepe is a medical doctor. Her Masters in Public Health is in Maternal Child Health and Aging. She completed a Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program.
Her service includes:
- Worked in both private practice and in hospitals in South Africa and Zimbabwe
- Non-executive director – Wits Health Consortium and Wits Hospice
- Patron – South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH)
- Patron – Students Sponsorship Program (SSP)
- Served as Chairman of Gauteng Health Department’s Accreditation Committee
- Former board member Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust
- Former board member Kids Haven Foundation
- Membership – National Medical and Dental Association
She is guided by the belief that “economic and social development is a pre-requisite for communities to lead socially and economically productive lives’” as stated in the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978.
Vice-Chairman: Dr. Brian Chinsamy
Brian Chinsamy is an educationist who taught English at a secondary school in Durban for 14 years. He later headed the Education Management Development and School Governance Unit in the Gauteng Department of Education.
In 1999 he was appointed Education Director of the District Development Support Programme where he researched school improvement in South Africa. During his time with Denel as the Head of Learning he introduced a new learning strategy for para-statals in the Department of Public Enterprises. In 2007 Brian joined ABSA where he introduced a new learning and performance improvement strategy for Retail Franchise. Brian was appointed as Head: Leadership, Learning and Talent for Barclays Africa in 2011.
- Bachelor of Pedagogics
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Bachelor of Education
- Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (Rhodes)
- PHD in School Improvement (Univ of KwaZulu and Nottingham jointly)
Ms Sara Gon
B Com LLB – University of the Witwatersrand
Sara Gon is a researcher at the Helen Suzman Foundation.
Activities and service include:
- Practiced law at Webber Wentzel – 1986 to 2001
- Legal Consultant – 2001 to 2004.
- Co-founder Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra – 2000
- Managing Director, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra – 2003 to 2006.
- Manager Tararam, Israel/South Africa Culture Fund – 2008 and 2009.
- Mediator and Arbitrator – IMSSA, AFSA and AMSSA
- Past Member of the Independent Exemptions Appeal Board of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council
- Vice-chair Gauteng Chapter of the SA Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) – 2001
- Chair Advertising Industry Tribunal of the Advertising Standards Authority of SA – 2003 to 2005
- Past chair, governing bodies Rosebank Primary and Greenside High Schools
- Acting Judge, Labour Court
- Assessor, Labour Appeal Court
Sara owns the agency which produced, in associationwith the Arts Academy of University of Johannesburg, two major works by composer and conducted Karl Jenkins.
Mrs Nonto Nhleko
Nonto Nhleko is a business woman and registered debt counsellor.
She completed her schooling in Swaziland before undertaking tertiary studies in the United Kingdom and South Africa. After working with Dairymaid Nestle as a senior human resources officer, Nonto went on to run her own successful franchise business for a number of years. Nonto divides her time between her debt counselling agency and raising her family of two daughters and a son.
- Matriculated – St Michaels High School, Swaziland
- Diploma in Business and Finance – U K
- Bachelor of Commerce – University of Witwatersrand
- Life Coach – Results Coaching System
- Registered Debt Counsellor – South Africa.
Mr Jonathan De Villiers
Jonathan de Villiers is a Chartered Accountant who started his career with Deloittes. Following a two year stint in France where he completed an MBA, Jonathan joined the Hollard Insurance group and was a partner in their Capricorn Ventures private equity partnership. Jonathan has been running his own private equity business since 2003 which is involved in investment into private education, property and various other investment sectors.
Ms Polo Leteka
- Polo Leteka is currently Chief Executive Officer of Identity Development Fund Managers.
- Previously: Chief Director: BBBEE for the DTI, Fund Manager for Standard Property Income Fund; Research Analyst for Aloecap (Pty) Ltd; Trainee Accountant at Gobodo Inc.
- Trustee on the SAB Entrepreneurship Foundation, Deputy President of ABSIP, Trustee of the AECI ESOP, Board member of the Financial Services Charter Council.
- Formerly a Trustee of the National Empowerment Fund and Member of its Investment Committee, Advisory Council member for the Wits Business School Centre of Entrepreneurship, Board member of the South African Venture Capital Association.
- Qualifications: B.Com (Accounting), University of the Western Cape; B.Compt Honours/CTA, UNISA; Post Graduate Diploma in Auditing, UNISA.
Ms Anthea Gardner
Anthea Gardner started her finance career at HSBC as an equity sales trader whilst completing her MBA at Wits Business School. Since 2004, she has occupied various investment management positions, including at Rand Merchant Bank, Morgan Stanley (London) and African Development Bank (Tunisia). Anthea ran her own property business, 43°Nord.com in the south of France before returning to South Africa to start Cartesian Capital, an asset management business, in 2014. She is a founding member of the Rainmaker Foundation (UK) and enjoys kitesurfing, squash, triathlon and is an avid reader.