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

(B Juris, LLB, LLM (Environmental))

Partner, Bowman Gilfillan Inc

Ms HELENA ATKINSON

Vice Chair of the Board

(Masters in Science)

Executive Director and Conservation Project Manager – Pangolin Africa

Mr GARY KOEKEMOER

(BA Hons Industrial Psychology, MA Industrial Relations)

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

Dr HECTOR MAGOME

Deputy Chairman of Resource Africa

Mr ANDREW BAXTER 
Chief Executive Officer

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

Ms DEBORAH MILLAR
Strategic Financial Consultant

Mr JANSSEN DAVIES
Corporate Executive and Environmentalist

Mr MARC IMMERMAN
Managing Principal – Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital Fund

ExCo

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

ANDREW BAXTER 

Chief Executive Officer

CINDY-LEE CLOETE 

General Manager Schools and Youth Programme

SARAH ALCOCK 

Group HR and MarComs Manager

NANA MSOMI

Senior Financial Manager

VINCENT SHACKS 

General Manager Sustainable Tourism