Meet the judges

Fiona Macleod — Convenor

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 previously 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.

 

Bhekinkosi Moyo
Moyo is acting 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.

The Trust launched the Drivers of Change awards in 2006, in partnership with the Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future Awards.

Moyo joined the Southern Africa Trust after an incredible contribution to the establishment and growth of the Dakar-based TrustAfrica, a sister organisation and close collaborator of the trust. He was TrustAfrica’s director of programmes.

Moyo originates from Zimbabwe and holds a PhD in political science from Wits.

He serves on a number of boards, including the African Grantmakers Network, and has worked tirelessly and innovatively in the fields of governance, development and philanthropy in Africa.

 

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 is a board member 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 and 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 American, ApexHi (now part of Redefine Properties), 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 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 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/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.

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.

Duff was research manager at New Philanthropy Capital in the UK 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 a number of clients, including Implats, Liberty, Vodacom, Xstrata, Investec and Discovery, on their CSI and sustainability strategies and reports. Duff was appointed a director of Trialogue in 2011.

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