Tomorrow's in good hands
The 2009 Drivers of Change Awards judges’ panel
Glenda White: chairperson of the panel
Glenda White is a director of Verge Management Services, a company that provides operations and programme management services to the public sector. She is the former executive director of the Centre for Public Service Innovation. She has an honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, a master of arts from the University of Sussex and a master of science degree in development finance from the University of London.
She previously worked for the Gauteng provincial government and has been a consultant on various institutional development and empowerment projects. She has published numerous reports and conference papers.
Dr Iqbal Survé
Dr Iqbal Survé is a medical doctor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and global business leader. He is chairperson, chief executive and founder of the Sekunjalo Group, chairperson of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and executive chairman of Sekunjalo Investments Limited, which is listed on the JSE Ltd. The Sekunjalo Group has investments in more than 70 companies in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, industrials, fishing, information technology and telecommunications, resources and financial services.
In 2007 Sekunjalo was selected as the only South African company to be a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s New World Champion companies. In 2006 Sekunjalo was ranked by the Financial Mail/Empowerdex as the top empowered company of the top 200 companies on the JSE Securities Exchange. Survé is a recognised global leader, a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and a fellow of HRH the Prince of Wales’s Business and Environment Programme. He was appointed by former United States president Bill Clinton to the board of governance for the Clinton Global Initiative. He also sits on the boards of Pioneer Foods, Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks. He is a recipient of numerous awards for business excellence and business performance, including Sakeleier van die Jaar 2007 by the Die Kaapse Sakekamer and Die Burger.
Dr Ivan May
Dr Ivan May serves on the board of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa. He is a council member of the Institute of Directors and Wits University and is vice-chairperson of Business and Arts South Africa. He also chairs the Territorial (Business) Advisory Board of the Salvation Army across five Southern African countries. He is on the board of the Charities Aid Foundation (Southern Africa). May is an elected fellow of the IMM (South Africa) and of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and is a registered chartered marketer in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He is the inaugural convener and chairperson of the Sunday Times Business Times Marketing Excellence Awards Council.
He is a member of the Appeal Board of the Advertising Standards Authority, presided over by Mervyn King SC. May has served on the board of the Market Theatre Foundation for many years. He was a four-term president of the Audit Bureau of Circulation, a former vice-chancellor of the Order of St John in South Africa and a trustee of the Arts and Culture Trust of the President, the Green Trust and the South African Democracy Education Trust. He was jointly awarded the
He recently took on running the Constitution Hill Trust (of South Africa) and is a member of the King 3 Committee on Corporate Governance. He was recently appointed to the boards of the Vodacom Foundation and the National Research Foundation and is chair of Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa as well as Salvation Army Southern Africa (St Helena, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and formerly Mozambique).
Shirley Moulder is a trustee of the Southern Africa Trust. She serves as a non-executive director of a number of social development organisations in Southern Africa, having been involved in human rights and development work for more than 30 years. Based in South Africa, Moulder’s professional experience includes engagement with governments, the private sector and international aid agencies, as well as serving on a number of commissions for the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and the global Anglican Communion.
Neville Gabriel is executive director of the Southern Africa Trust. He previously coordinated human rights and public policy advocacy work for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference before joining Oxfam as an adviser. He has been involved in building civil society campaigns, such as Jubilee 2000 and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. He serves as a non-executive director of several civil society organisations, including the Southern African Regional Poverty Network and the African Network on Debt and Development.
Judi Nwokedi is country manager and an executive board member at Motorola Southern Africa. A psychologist by training and a well-respected broadcaster and leader, Nwokedi joined Motorola after heading the SABC’s Public Broadcasting Service—comprising 15 radio and two television stations. In her time at the public broadcaster she mandated the stations in her portfolio to empower and embrace the diversity of South Africa, subsequently commanding the largest radio-listening audience in the country. She brings with her a true passion for social investment. Her voluntary work includes board membership of the Johannesburg Art Bank, the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and Sithengi (South Africa’s premier film market).
Dr Shereen Usdin
Dr Shereen Usdin is a senior executive at the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, an NGO which she helped to establish. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. She was named the 2004 SABC/Shoprite-Checkers Woman of the Year in the health category and received a Gibs Social Entrepreneur Award in 2006. She works in the fields of health and development communication, HIV/Aids, gender, health and human rights. She is a member of the Presidential Working Group on Women.
Nombuyiselo Mapongwane has been living with HIV since 1994, when little was known about HIV/Aids and it was regarded as a stigmatised disease. In 1997 she was diagnosed with full-blown Aids and became very ill. Her miraculous recovery inspired her to become a motivational speaker, sharing her story and telling people what it means to live with HIV/Aids. She is employed by Anglo American as an HIV/Aids educator and counsellor.
Vanessa Rockey is a founding shareholder and director of Trialogue, a BEE organisation specialising in consulting, research and publishing in the areas of corporate social investment (CSI) and sustainable business development. Her roots are in community-based development practice, which has evolved into assisting the corporate sector to understand the development field in South Africa and establishing benchmarks for the industry. As initiator of the CSI Handbook, Vanessa served as editor and has grown the Handbook in stature and recognition over its 11-year history. Vanessa continues to serve the development and CSI sector by convening the annual Making CSI Matter conference and stakeholder engagement workshops, as well as through ongoing learning and sharing in the development industry.
Eric Richardson is operations manager of the Themba HIV & Aids Organisation. The Themba HIV & Aids Organisation facilitates interactive theatre performances and innovative training in schools, community-based organisations, correctional centres and businesses. Eric was promoted to the position of managing director and member of the board of Themba in November 2006. In 2007 the NGO won the Mail & Guardian‘s Investing in the Future award for the most innovative project in South Africa. He has a master’s degree in education from Wits University and has published articles and book chapters internationally. He continues to give guest lectures and talks on HIV, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered issues (LGBT), gender and social justice issues, is involved in research and serves on the board of the Durban Gay & Lesbian Community Centre and the board of editors of the international Journal of LGBT Youth.