Thokozani Nokuthula Radebe
Thokozani Nokuthula Radebe has been serving on the Board for over 6 years and is currently the Chairperson. Thokozani has a Bachelors degree in Social Science and Law, she also has a Diploma in Financial Planning and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. Thokozani is currently a legal advisor at Nedbank and her motivation for joining the Board was her love for children and the ability to give back to the community. For her, this was an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to run a successful organization and an opportunity to utilise her skills for the benefit of an organization that is doing so much for the community.
Deputy Chairperson/ Children’s Forum
Sithembiso Cele holds the portfolio of Vice Chairperson and the Children's Forum, Sithembiso has been serving on the Board since 2009. He has a Bachelor of Laws Degree and hopes to pursue a Masters degree in Child Protection Law. he is currently serving as the Administrator at Durban Child and Youth Care Centre. His motivation for his involvement on the board stems from his desire to give back to the organisation and its current and future residents, as a past resident of the Durban Child and Youth Care Centre
Grant Fincham joined the Board during 2016 and holds the portfolio of Treasurer. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 25 years of experience in the Financial Industry and is currently the General Manager of Ameropa Commodities. Grant has been involved in charity work for many years. With this experience as well as his passion and enthusiasm he is committed to ensuring that finances are well managed whilst making every effort to realise the long term sustainability of the organisation.
Grace Downham currently holds the portfolio of Secretary and has been on the Board since 2009. In addition to being a wife and mother to two children, Grace spent 20 years with the Girl Guides Organisation, holding the position of Divisional Commissioner for many years. She has also been an active member of the Woman Aglow for 35 years and holding the position of President for over 20 years.
Chris Yuill is currently the head of finance and has been serving on the Board for the past 23 years. Chris is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Masters in Business Administration. Chris retired in 2012 from the Mr Price Group but still serves as an alternate trustee of the Mr Price Group retirement funds and also serves on the Durban African Art Centre Association Board.
Treatment Advisory Panel
Ansuya Ram holds the portfolio of Child Care programs and is employed by the KZN Department of Education as Deputy Principal at VN Naik School for the Deaf. All work experience relates to serving learners who have special educational needs and who experience general barriers to accessing learning. presently, Ansuya is working with the National Department of Basic Education (Pretoria) and serving on the South African Sign Language (SASL) Curriculum Writers' Committee appointed by the Ministerial Committee to write up a curriculum for SASL which is due for official implementation in 2015.
Treatment Advisory Portfolio
Nhlakanipho is an Architectual Technician and Project Supervisor for Project Build. Nhlakanipho studied architecture at the Durban University of Technology and later acquired a Diploma in project management at Varsity College. In his spare time he worked with an organisation, Phumlani F Foundation which linked children from previously disadvantaged areas with mentors. Through his charitable work and passion for helping others, we know that Nhlakanipho will have the best interest of the organisation at heart.