Charlene (Truter) Lackay has worked in the media and creative industry for fifteen years, including for the South African public broadcaster, followed by five years in communications and corporate social investment.
She holds a Masters in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and believes her firm grounding in media and communication has enabled her to tell the story of corporate social investment more effectively. She enjoys building integrative social investment projects where multiple stakeholders make up teams that are driven and flexible. She is currently the group CSI manager for Momentum Metropolitan and keeps her media interest alive by being an on-air presenter for Afrikaans SABC Channel RSG and news anchor for eXtra’s Nuusdag Om8.
Gill Bates’ thirty year career has been dedicated to social development. She has managed trusts and foundations of companies listed on the JSE, primarily in the financial services sector. Prior to this, Gill practiced clinical social work. With experience both in the corporate and non-profit sectors, Gill understands the pivotal role CAFSA plays as an intermediary in its work to support a strong civil society in our young democracy. Gill holds a BA in Social Work and Psychology, an Honours Degree in Education Social Work and a Masters Degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Noxolo Hlongwane, Head of Philanthropy - Nedbank Private Wealth