Sibongile holds a Master of Science degree and has over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including managing After School programmes, leading organisational operations and heading a youth development organisation. Her responsibilities at The Learning Trust span communications, advocacy and fundraising.
Nonceba has a BA in Communications and over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her extensive experience in project management supports her work at TLT. In her role as Operations Director, Nonceba handles grantee portfolios nationally and leads our capacity support work.
Zoe Mann holds a first-class Bachelor of Honours Degree in International Development and Politics from the University of Leeds, UK. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 10 years in four different countries. Her experience is varied but focuses predominantly on community development and education.
Somila has a Masters Degree in Media and Cultural Studies. She has a passion for literacy and education development, and has been working and volunteering in the NGO sector for the past five years. In her role at The Learning Trust, Somila provides on-the-ground support for our grantees and partners in the Eastern Cape.
Tebogo joined The Learning Trust after working as an intern and Maths tutor at the Dream Factory Foundation. Her work at TLT is focused on grantee support and administration. She is currently reading towards an LLB Law Degree through UNISA.
Gabriel has worked in the public sector as an accountant and auditor for over 15 years. He has a Business Administration degree, a Diploma in Accounting and a Diploma in Credit Management. Gabriel works for The Learning Trust and is involved in financial accounting and management for other non-profits.
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Founder/ Board Chair
Christine is the founding donor and brings considerable skills and experience in academia, central banking, asset management and philanthropy, in an international career over 40 years. Christine has also served on many public and private boards including the Board of Governors of the London School of Economics, The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Drug Policy Alliance and various financial service company and regulatory Boards.
Allan is an education and organisational specialist in South Africa and provides continuous guidance and advice on each stage of The Learning Trust’s development. He has over 20 years’ experience advising senior South African government education officials, and leading Foundations, Trusts and NGOs on education issues. He previously served as CEO to the DG Murray Trust, a leading large education donor.
Nasima is recently retired CEO of the Cape Higher Education Consortium and works part-time with the Institutional Planning Office at the University of the Western Cape. With a career in higher education spanning over 40 years, she has held many leadership positions in the Department of Education and at Universities. Nasima serves on the board of the Human Sciences Research Council and is a council member at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Siphelele is an Executive Leader at EduCo Africa, a youth development organisation that supports young people to live their full potential, with a specific focus on social and environmental wellbeing. An inspired community activist, Siphelele has a deep belief in and love for people. She is a graduate of the Activate! leadership programme and now sits on their board.
Rethabile is the Founder and Director of Thope Foundation, a non-profit providing primary school support to girls in Khayelitsha. A trained social worker, she holds a PhD from Stellenbosch University with a focus on governance in non-profit organisations. Her skills include monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, grants management, philanthropy and education support.
Zola spend over 14 years with The Atlantic Philanthropies, heading the Population Health Programme. He holds a Master of Science in Population Studies. Zola serves on a number of committees and boards, including the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Primary Health Care Revitalisation and the Ministerial Steering Committee on Executive Leadership Training in Health.
Reyburn Hendricks is the managing director of H1 Holdings, an investment company. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he has a Bachelor of Business Science (Actuarial Science) from The University of Cape Town and has extensive experience in asset management, corporate advisory and private equity. Reyburn is also a director of TSIBA Education and a founding trustee of the TSIBA Education Trust.