Meet the judges

Neville Gabriel 

Gabriel is the founding executive director of the Southern Africa Trust, an independent regional agency that supports deeper and wider policy engagement between governments and non-state actors to overcome poverty in Southern Africa.

He is also the chairperson of the board of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, a member of the board of the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection based in Cape Town, a senior fellow of the Synergos Institute based in New York, a member of the Africa Policy advisory board of Bono's ONE campaign based in London, and a member of the founding steering committee of the African Grantmakers' Network.

He previously worked at Oxfam as its Southern Africa regional media and advocacy coordinator and at the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, where he was part of the founding team of its parliamentary liaison office in Cape Town, its secretary for economic justice based in Pretoria, and later co-ordinator of its justice and peace department also based in Pretoria.

He co-founded the Jubilee 2000 South Africa coalition for debt cancellation as part of the global Jubilee movement and served variously as its national secretary, national executive committee member and spokesperson.

Fiona Macleod
Macleod is editor of the M&G Greening the Future and Investing in the Future supplements. She is the founder director of the Oxpeckers investigative environmental journalism unit, which uses data analysis and geo-mapping tools to investigate stories. An award-winning journalist, she was environmental editor at the Mail & Guardian for 10 years and was awarded the prestigious Nick Steele award for environmental conservation.

She served terms on the judging panels of the SANParks Kudu Awards and The Green Trust Awards.
She is a former editor of Earthyear magazine and editor-in-chief of HomeGrown magazines in Mpumalanga. She has also edited several books, including Your Guide to Green Living, A Social Contract: The Way Forward and Fighting for Justice.

Dr Iqbal Survé
Survé is a medical doctor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, publisher and global business leader. He serves as chairperson of the Sekunjalo Group. He is the co-chair of the advisory board of the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies, also known as the "New Champions", and a board member of the WEF's advisory group on sustainability and innovation.

He is a founding member of the Siemens Global Sustainability advisory board, and one of 10 global experts Siemens has identified to shape the company's future for sustainability and innovation. Siemens is ranked number one in sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Survé was appointed by then-president Bill Clinton in 2005 to the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Board on Governance and is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2010 he was honoured by Clinton for his service to the initiative's efforts to improve the world.

Survé is chair of the advisory board of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, which has pioneered programmes on social entrepreneurship and innovation, and climate change. He is also chair of the Iqbal Survé Bursary Trust, which has sent more than 100 young South Africans from the poorest communities to study medicine and health sciences. He is a dedicated philanthropist whose family foundation, the Survé Family Foundation, is a trust committed to furthering the rights of children and young people.

For the past 12 years he has been chair of TBP Ikapa, an NGO involved in poverty reduction by supporting poor entrepreneurs with resources and support. This highly successful NGO has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs to step out of the poverty cycle.

Shirley Moulder
Moulder 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 40 years.

Based in South Africa, her 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. Her current involvement includes chairing the board of SOHCO, a social housing company. She also serves on the board of Tiger Kloof Educational Institution, the Anglican Board of Education and on the board of the Peace Appeal Foundation.

She was awarded a fellowship by the Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration in the Children's Sector in 2010. Moulder is the liaison for the National Religious Association for Social Development in brokering a partnership between the religious sector and the department of social development in early childhood development.

She is a founding member of the Southern Africa Trust, created to address poverty in the Southern African region. Her term of office came to an end in May 2011, but her involvement with issues of education, development, regional integration and food security to address poverty at a regional level continues through a number of the trust's programmes.

Tracey Henry
Henry is the chief executive of Tshikululu Social Investments, which manages CSI funds and programmes for Anglo Ame-rican, ApexHi, De Beers, DRA Mining Mineral Projects, Discovery, FirstRand, Tebe Investment Corporation and UTi. Having completed an MA in the social sciences, Henry joined the Chamber of Mines before moving to the Anglo American Corporation in 1995. She helped establish Tshikululu in 1998 and, in the subsequent decade, worked as manager of the De Beers Fund, the FirstRand Foundation and the Discovery Foundation and Fund. She was appointed Tshikululu chief executive in July 2008.

Tshikululu offers an all-in-one fund management service as well as strategic consulting and social investment training.

Judi Nwokedi
Nwokedi is the former country executive and board member of Motorola Sub-Saharan Africa. A psychologist by training and a well-respected broadcaster and leader, Nwokedi joi-ned Motorola after heading the SABC's Public Broadcasting Service, comprising 15 radio and two television stations. In her time at the public broadcaster she re-engineered and reformatted the platforms in her portfolio, driving revenue and audiences.

She has a true passion for social investment and her voluntary work includes board membership of the Johannesburg Art Bank, the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, the Cape Biennale and Sithengi.

Nombuyiselo Mapongwane
Mapongwane has been living with HIV since 1994. 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 and Aids. She is employed by Anglo American as an HIV/Aids educator and counsellor. She has co-authored a learner book titled Thembi's Story and other autobiographies and is studying part-time for a degree in psychology through Unisa.

Dr Shereen Usdin
Usdin is a senior executive at the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communi-cation, an NGO she helped to establish. She qualified as a medical doctor at Wits University 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 sits on the Presidential Working Group on Women.

Glenda White
White is a director of Verge Man-agement Services, a company providing 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 Uni-versity of the Witwaters-rand, 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. White has published numerous reports and conference papers.

Cathy Duff
Duff's experience includes nine years of research and advisory work in the philanthropic and sustainability sectors and five years in strategy consulting with Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting. She was research manager at New Philanthropy Capital in the United Kingdom and worked as research and development manager for Tshikululu Social Investments in South Africa. She joined Trialogue in 2008 and manages Trialogue's Johannesburg office. She has worked with clients such as Implats, Liberty, Vodacom, Xstrata, Investec and Discovery on their CSI and sustainability strategies and reports. She was appointed a director of Trialogue in 2011.

Categories for the 2013 Investing in the Future Award
Dr Ivan May Award for Leadership in Social Good
In honour of Dr Ivan May, social philanthropist and the guiding spirit and member of the judging panel ever since the Investing in the Future Awards were introduced. He provided inspiration and insight over the years into developments in the field of social investment.

Non-Profit Organisations Award
For projects that best demonstrate how an NPO has contributed to the well-being of society. Awarded to organisations that go beyond the conventional in anti-poverty and development work.

Investing in Life Award
This category acknowledges companies and organisations with innovative and integrated primary health care and wellness programmes and initiatives aimed at enhancing and strengthening the health care system. Education Award For projects and initiatives that demonstrate an organisation's commitment to addressing the huge educational challenges facing South Africa, including outreach and engagement in basic and higher education.

Sports Development Award
South Africa's sporting life is a source of national identity and great pride. This award recognises programmes and projects that show a commitment to developmental change in the lives of the people of South Africa.

Business Award
For projects that best demonstrate how a company has contributed to the advancement of society. Awarded to innovative companies whose core business strategies demonstrate corporate social responsibility that improves the lives of people living in poverty.

Corporate Employee Community Involvement Award
This category aims to showcase examples of how companies are actively encouraging and supporting their employees to play a role in the community as part of their broader commitment to community upliftment and development.

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