Pam Yako / Chairperson
Pam is a managing director of Zenande Leadership Consulting (Pty) Ltd. She has worked with organisations in both the public and private sector. With more than 14 years of professional and consulting experience in leadership, organisational strategies, people management, financial management, change management, and coaching. She has served as a Municipal Manager and Director General for two national departments, a coach, change-maker and speaker on issues of organisational management and leadership. She is a member of the Coaches and Mentors Association of South Africa (COMENSA). She holds a BCom (Rhodes University) and a Master’s degree in Business Leadership (UNISA) degrees and is a Certified Coach with the Coach Training Alliance and is accredited in the Integrative Accredited Practitioner. She is currently an entrepreneur running her own business and a consultant in leadership and coaching.
Dr Claudia Beck-Reinhardt / Board Member
Dr Claudia Beck-Reinhardt has a PhD in Public Policy and Management. She has worked in the public policy and NGO space for more than 15 years. She works at the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC). Her work is on Public Management and Organisational Development, with alignment more recently to economic and social development, municipal support, human settlements, public expenditure, and Policy Analysis. Her primary areas of experience include the post-schooling sector and transition to work opportunities, regional socioeconomic development, organisational development, integrated planning, and implementation facilitation.
Jabulani Isaac Sindane / Board Member
Jabulani Isaac Sindane is a former Deputy Director General and Director General of the National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. He has academic experience on the implications of the South African Constitution on understanding the context of government’s operations in its totality, and has exposure to stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. In the UK he was involved with the Workers Educational Association, the Two Tier Housing Co-operative, and the Woodingdean Boys Club as a youth worker. He has extensive experience at all levels of the trade union movement, dispute handling, negotiating, public speaking, adult teaching, community organisations, politics, research (particularly with the Urban Foundation), and policy analysis. At Multi-Party Democracy he gained exposure to all the major political organisations and parties.
Sakhile Masuku / Board Member
Sakhile Masuku is a Chartered Accountant and he has experience sitting on Audit Committees in both the public and private sectors and has been an audit partner on Financial Services and public sector clients, including, Absa, Standard Bank, Alexander Forbes, Government Employees Pension Fund, Zurich Insurance Company, National Empowerment Fund, and South African Post Office. He was a former audit partner at PwC in the Financial Services division, and at his previous firm (Masuku & Associates). He has occupied financial management positions at the IDC, Eskom, Premier Foods, and National Sorghum Breweries. He is currently an entrepreneur with businesses in the Healthcare manufacturing industry.
Juanita Pardesi / Chief Executive Officer
Juanita Pardesi has a formidable track record in project and financial management in the development sector. She possesses advanced expertise in project design and implementation, project management, financial management, capacity-building and skills transfers, translating strategy into operational objectives and activities, corporate governance, HR, risk assessments, evaluating projects, due diligent audits, and stakeholder management. These competencies are further enhanced by her ability to understand complex information and reporting systems, and her use of innovative GIS mapping tools to support monitoring and evaluation. She has additional expertise financial appraisal, implementing value for money frameworks, contracting, grant management and logistic of issuing of disbursements, quarterly and annual reporting, developing and managing all finance and business processes related to project management.
Her professional repertoire includes chief operations management at ComMark Trust and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), as well as serving as a technical assistant to the Government Technical Advisory Center (GTAC) to provide grant management expertise to the Jobs Fund. Her commitment to “making markets work for the poor” is evidenced through here involvement in the design and implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP) and GIZ’s Community Safety Initiative. She serves as a Board Member of Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight AIDS (ALAFA) and serves on various non-government organisations’ finance committees. Since 2013, she has been project manager on the Land Rights Management facility (LRMF). She holds an MBA (UNISA and the Open University Business School, United Kingdom).
Nomsa Maseko / Company Secretary
Nomsa Maseko has over 20 years’ experience in administrative support roles. She is currently Company Secretary at Seriti Institute. She started at Seriti Institute as a Business Process Manager assisting staff in adhering to all processes set out by the organisation in order to ensure organisational effectiveness through facilitating improved coordination, communication and reporting across various programmes and/or units, and contributed extensively to the organisation’s development during its formative years. Previously, she was on the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) team that managed the Community Work Programme (CWP) while it was with the Independent Development Trust (IDT) and up until its move to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional (COGTA).
At TIPS, she monitored CWP participation for the two Implementing Agents piloting the programme, and ran the Web-Based System for the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) and ensured that all activities and demographics data were properly recorded and reported. She has experience in executive servicing, financial administration and HR matters which date back from her career in the banking sector, at the South African Revenue Service, and at ComMark Trust. Nomsa is a registered chartered secretary with Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and holds a diploma in Financial Management.