Leadership

AN environmental organisation which aims to initiate and support high impact environmental and conservation projects

Board of Directors

We have a dedicated team of board members who provide strategic and governance direction to WESSA. Each Board member offers unique expertise from different fields.

Mr OSSIE CARSTENS

Chair of the Board

Managing Director, Lightcycle Energy Management

MR DOUGLAS RAMAPHOSA

Vice Chair of the Board
Non-Executive: EnviroServ, Curro, Stadio, WESSA, IRCA, Cotlands

DR THOMMIE BURGER

Chief Executive Officer

MS SHANITHA GOVENDER

Chief Financial Officer

PROF MICHAEL KIDD

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of
Law, UKZN

Mr ANDRE STEYN

Financial Director, Artisan Training
Institute

DR HOWARD HENDRICKS

Senior General Manager for
Conservation, SANParks

Mr GARY KOEKEMOER

Regional Representative
Conflict Resolution and HR Specialist

MR RIMMON KISTEN
Managing Director/Founder, ICONIS

MR WANDISILE MANDLANA
Partner, Bowman Gilfillan Inc

MS NONTOBEKO SIBISI
Chief Executive Officer, Bhubesikazi Investment Holdings

MR PIETER BURGER
Intellectual Property and Commercial Lawyer – PFT Burger Attorneys

Ms IRENE SINGO
Managing Director: Morokgo Investment (Pty) Ltd

ExCo

Our executive team is made of exceptional individuals who are leaders in their field.

DR THOMMIE BURGER

Chief Executive Officer

SHANITA GOVENDER 

Chief Financial Officer

MATTHEW COCKS 

General Manager Education Centres

VINCENT SHACKS 

General Manager Sustainable Tourism

DONAVAN FULLARD 

General Manager Schools Programme

SARAH ALCOCK 

Group HR and MarComs Manager

NATANIA BOTHA 

Head of Membership