Leadership

We have a dedicated team of board members and executive management, who each bring with them unique expertise from different fields. Our board meets four times per year and our executive management meetings are held on a monthly basis.

Board of Directors

PROF MICHAEL KIDD
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of
Law, UKZN

DR HOWARD HENDRICKS
VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Senior General Manager for
Conservation, SANParks

DR THOMMIE BURGER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MS LOSHNI NAIDOO
CHAIR: AUDIT, RISK & ASSURANCE COMMITTEE
Director, SAICA Integrated
Reporting Project

MR OSSIE CARSTENS
CHAIR: REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Managing Director, Lightcycle Energy Management

MR DOUGLAS RAMAPHOSA
CHAIR: SOCIAL & ETHICS COMMITTEE
Executive Director, EnviroServe

DR JENNY GON
CHAIR: REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP REPS/EXCO COMMITTEE
Publishing Editor, African Journal
of Aquatic Science

DR PAUL BARTELS
Veterinarian, Department Nature Conservation - Tshwane University
of Technology

MS SHANITHA GOVENDER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MR RIMMON KISTEN
Managing Director/Founder, ICONIS

MR WANDISILE MANDLANA
Partner, Bowman Gilfillan Inc

MS SHOKI RALEBEPA
CFO, Small Enterprise Finance
Agency (SOC) Ltd (sefa)

MR ANDRE STEYN
Financial Director, Artisan Training
Institute

Executive Team

DR THOMMIE BURGER
Chief Executive Officer

MS SHANITHA GOVENDER
Chief Financial Officer

MS SARAH ALCOCK
Human Resources Manager

MR LEMSON BETHA
Head: Ecological Infrastructure
& Sustainability

MR GARY CLARKE
General Manager: Education
& Training

MR DONAVAN FULLARD
Head: Schools Programme

MR VINCENT SHACKS
General Manager: Ecotourism Unit

DR JIM TAYLOR
Director: Environmental Education