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 WANDISILE MANDLANA

Chair of the Board

Partner, Bowman Gilfillan Inc

Ms HELENA ATKINSON

Vice Chair of the Board

Executive Director and Conservation Project Manager – Pangolin Africa

Mr GARY KOEKEMOER

Regional Representative
Conflict Resolution and HR Specialist

Mr ANDRE STEYN

Financial Director, Artisan Training
Institute

Mr ERIC APELGREN

Head of Department, International and Governance Relations – eThekwini Municipality

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

Dr HECTOR MAGOME

Deputy Chairman of Resource Africa

Mr MDUDUZI MAJOZI
Acting Principal – Camanga Primary School

Dr LORIEN PICHEGRU 
Adjunct Professor – Nelson Mandela University, Senior Researcher – Sustainable Seas Trust

Mr JOHN WESSON
Executive – Magaliesberg Protection Association, Horticulturist and Landscape designer

ExCo

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

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