Meet the Greening the Future judges
Chesney Bradshaw is head of sustainability at ABB South Africa. He has been involved in sustainability for the past six years, with a focus on corporate social investment, energy efficiency and the industrial environment. He manages ABB’s corporate social investment programme.
Irvan Damon is co-founder and partner of Carbon d’ Afreeque, an eco-entrepreneurship venture that specialises in upcycling. He created, hosted and produced Hybrid Living, an eco-lifestyle TV-guide show, and is also the executive editor and a regular contributor to eco-lifestyle consumer magazine Green Home.
Suraya Hamdulay is executive head of division for sustainability at Vodacom Group. She joined the group in 2010 after completing a two-year contract with the Resolve Group. She previously worked at the provincial department of environ- mental affairs and development planning in the Western Cape.
Karin Ireton is director of group sustainability management at Standard Bank South Africa. She advises the group on the global sustainable development agenda, and the risks and opportunities it presents to the group. Her focus is on the integration of sustainable development principles and thinking into the way the group conducts its business.
Dr Andrew Kaniki is executive director of Knowledge Fields Development at the National Research Foundation. The initiative is responsible for research funding programmes and has strategic oversight and development of the Centre of Excellence Programme.
Fiona Macleod is founder of the Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism, which uses data analysis and geo-mapping tools to tell environmental stories. She was previously environmental editor at the Mail & Guardian, and is currently editor of the M&G Greening the Future and Investing in the Future supplements.
Rosemary Noge has extensive experience in the formulation of sustain- able business strategy and practices for the mining industry. She is a member of the National Business Initiative’s sustainable futures advisory committee and of the UN Global Compact advisory committee.
Ngcali Nomtshongwana is executive director of Resource Africa and has more than 15 years’ experience in natural resource management and community-private-public partnerships. He currently manages a programme that supports 30 national and provincial parks across the country.
Jasandra Nyker is the chief executive of BioTherm Energy, a renew- able energy investment and project development platform focused on sub-Saharan Africa. She is on the board of the South African Wind Energy Association, and is one of just three South Africans on the World Economic Forum’s 2012 list of Young Global Leaders selected from 59 countries around the world.
Dr Crispian Olver is founder and chief executive of Linkd Environ- mental Services, a Johannesburg- based public policy and research company. He has been actively involved in developing climate policy in South Africa and initiating actions by businesses and local government to address climate mitigation and adaptation.
Professor Coleen Vogel is a professor in the department of geography, geoinformatics and meteorology at the University of Pretoria. Her cur- rent research interests include transformative education on global environmental change, urban risk reduction, and climate change and development issues. She was previously the BMW Chair of Sustain- ability at Wits.
Joanne Yawitch has been the chief executive of the National Business Initiative since March 2011. Prior to this she was a deputy director general at the department of environ- mental affairs, with responsibility for environmental quality and protection as well as for the department’s climate change work.
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