Board of Directors

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Board of Directors 2018-06-26T10:10:49+00:00
Lesley Ann Van Selm
Lesley Ann Van SelmManaging Director
Lesley Ann van Selm established Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative in 1997, a culmination of 25 years of working with disadvantaged communities dating back to the apartheid era.
In 2010, in anticipation of shifts in the international donor market, Lesley Ann embarked on a process of re-inventing Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative. Khulisa Social Solutions was thus born with a focus on streamlining the business to offer collaborative, systemic & restorative approach towards community development and poverty alleviation. This has enabled the organisation to leverage greater impact and sustainable growth, working in partnerships with hundreds of NGOs in South Africa.
Always passionate, a visionary, innovative and entrepreneurial in style, Lesley Ann started her own business, van Selm Marketing at the age of 23. Constantly focusing on development of latent talent the range of Lesley Ann’s work has included empowering young black fashion designers in the 80’s, bringing international musical talent to townships and assuming the role as PRO for black chain shopping centre in Diepkloof, Soweto.

Under the banner of Khulisa Social Solutions she has touched the lives of millions of South Africans.

Now recognised for her experience and knowledge in social development and innovation, she has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2001; and has presented papers on a global platform (Europe, Australasia and Africa) in the field of sustainable community development, social entrepreneurship, restorative justice and offender reintegration. Further recognition of her achievements include:

 Elizabeth Arden/Elle Magazine Visible Difference Award (2002)

 Southern Africa Social Entrepreneurship (SASE) Award (GIBS, 2009)

 Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award (Good Neighbours Category, 2010)

 Finalist for Ernst & Young Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2010)

Lesley Ann’s work continues, as Khulisa goes from strength to strength, and widens its remit to replicate best practice, not just across South Africa. In 2009, Khulisa established a sister organisation in the UK, and Lesley

Ann is clear that there is more work to be done in eradicating poverty and restoring justice to communities on a wider scale.

Dawn Mokhobo
Dawn MokhoboChairperson
Ms. Dawn Mokhobo is one of South Africa’s leading business women, with a successful and pioneering career spanning the public, private and parastatal sectors. Her talents and accomplishments were recognized by her appointment as the first African woman to the management board of Eskom, as Executive Director in charge of Growth and Development.
In addition, she won the prestigious Business Woman of the Year Award in 1993. In 1994 she was honoured with an invitation to serve as one of the Independent Electoral Commissioners who ran South Africa’s first democratic elections. In 1995 she was invited by the Minister of Safety and Security to serve as Chairperson of the high-powered Promotions Committee for the South African Police Service.
In 1996 Ms. Mokhobo was nominated as the Chairperson of the United Nations Special Committee of Expects, appointed to address the global issue of women and senior economic decision making.

She is a Chairperson of Wesizwe Platinum (Pty) Ltd and also serves on the Boards of Engen Limited, Sabvest (Pty) Ltd, The Altron Group (the latter two being listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange). In addition she serves on the Board of Cricket South Africa as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Ms. Mokhobo previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Massmart Holdings Limited, Sanlam (Pty) Ltd, the Tsepo Group (as Chairperson), Metropolitan Life (Pty) Ltd and was also the Chairperson of the Long Term Ombudsman Council and a founder member of Nozala Investments Limited.

Donna McCartney
Donna McCartneyExecutive Director
Ms Donna McCartney holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management and during the years of practising general human resources management, has completed several courses specifically focused on skills development. She is currently the Corporate Affairs Director of Khulisa Social Solutions and has been with the company since 2008.

Before joining Khulisa, Donna spent 25 years at a corporate travel management company where her diverse portfolio included primary responsibility for people management and development, as well as company secretarial functions, legal matters and operations, amongst others.

Donna’s primary area of focus is on human resources and people development requirements at Khulisa. She is achieving this through training in leadership techniques, as well as changing structures, which allows for the growth and development of Khulisa staff. She has been instrumental in redesigning the organisation’s policies and procedures and monitors good corporate governance within the organisation.

Phephile Simelane-Modiselle
Phephile Simelane-ModiselleDeputy Chairperson
Ms Phephile Simelane-Modiselle is a Director at True North and heads up the strategy and employee engagement area.
As a strategist, Phephile believes in collaborating and co-creating solutions with clients. She enjoys partnering with leaders to create meaningful work environments for employees whilst delivering the required business strategy and unique customer experience.

Phephile started her career in management consulting, where she focused on strategy development and facilitation for a variety of clients in the public sector. Over the last 10 years, she has been working with senior leaders in numerous large corporates to develop and implement strategic programmes that drive organisational culture. Phephile has also worked with leaders to enhance brand alignment between the promise and the experience and to ensure business strategy is disseminated and understood by all employees.

Phephile currently works with leaders in various organisations to achieve a number of different key functions. This includes articulating and implementing business strategy, building cohesive and effective leadership teams, and creating high performance, strategy aligned organisational cultures. Her areas of specialisation include Employee Engagement, Communication Strategy and Implementation, and Change Management.

Phephile’s previous clients include high profile organisations such as Anglo American, Liberty Group, Absa, Nedbank, FNB, Standard Bank, Investec, MTN, Cell C and South African Breweries.

Phephile holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Law, from the University of the Witwatersrand and is an MBA Candidate completing her thesis at the Wits Business School. She is also a SETA accredited Assessor and a SETA accredited Moderator.

Zamile Qwemesha
Zamile QwemeshaDeputy Chairperson
Zamile Qwemesha holds a BA(Law) LLB from the University of the Western Cape and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He joined the Board of Directors of Khulisa in August 2011 and brings to the
organisation a wealth of experience in the legal and NPO sector. He cut his teeth in the NPO sector in the late 90’s with his involvement in the Streetlaw NGO in the Western Cape, where he ran the schools sector for more than three years.
Khosi Mvulani
Khosi Mvulani
Precious MK (Khosi) Mvulane is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor, who specialises in the nonprofit sector. She has over 12 years experience in finance in different roles and currently is the Managing Director of GAD Consulting Services Inc.
Khosi has also held several positions either as a member or chair of audit committees in the public sector.
Thulani Madinginye
Thulani Madinginye
Thulani Madinginye qualified with a Masters degree in Commerce – Applied Economics in 2011; the programme covered the following topics – Economics of Aids in Africa, Problems of Globalization, International Finance, Research & Policy Tools and Dissertation Writing. He also obtained his Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) in Economics, in 2008.
Past leadership roles between 2006 and 2011 include being the Chairperson of Ikhaya Dayhouse (UCT);

Chairperson of the Mbongeni Langs ANCYL branch; President of UCT Students’ Representative Council and Chairperson of the Gabby Shapiro ANCYL branch.

Thulani started and ran a tutoring project in high schools in Gugulethu, Cape Town in 2007 and he sat on the University Council and University Senate in UCT 2007-2008.

Thulani is currently employed as a Consultant for Pegasys Strategy and Development (Pegasys). Previous experience includes being a Junior Economics Lecturer at the University of Cape Town and a Partner:

Research for Forrard Research and Consulting Services (Forrard RCS) in 2010.

Ian Mann
Ian Mann
(BA Hons, MA) is the Managing Director of Gateways Business Consultants, a boutique consultancy with offices in four countries. Ian specialises in strategy and leadership and consults to companies in 14 countries.
His greatest strength is his ability to communicate sophisticated and complex ideas in an easily understood, stimulating and engaging manner. He is the author of the bestselling books “Managing with Intent,” and “Strategy that Works.”

From 1995-99 Ian had a bi-weekly slot on SAfm, and a series on TV throughout 1998 on a wide variety of management issues. He also had a weekly slot on CNBC Africa in 2007-8, and wrote a regular monthly column on business books for the British Airways regional in-flight magazine. From

2008-2010 Ian wrote a weekly column in the Business section of the Sunday Times titled “Mann’s

World”. He currently writes a weekly column for the on-line financial paper, Fin24 and appears monthly on 702’s ‘Money Show’ and SABC2’s ‘Morning Live’.

For the past 17 years Ian has been hosting a monthly breakfast for business executives at which he shares the best ideas from the latest business books.Before joining Khulisa, Donna spent 25 years at a corporate travel management company where her diverse portfolio included primary responsibility for people management and development, as well as company secretarial functions, legal matters and operations, amongst others.

Donna’s primary area of focus is on human resources and people development requirements at Khulisa. She is achieving this through training in leadership techniques, as well as changing structures, which allows for the growth and development of Khulisa staff. She has been instrumental in redesigning the organisation’s policies and procedures and monitors good corporate governance within the organisation.

KC Makhubele
KC Makhubele
KC Makhubele is currently a Managing Executive: Marketing and Strategic Relationships at Adcorp Fulfillment Services (Quest). He is responsible for the Marketing, Business Development and Relationships strategies, as well as growing the company brand and market share.
KC has previously held various positions as Managing Director (Empvest and Bathusi), Divisional Director (Primeserv Group), General Manager (Damelin Braamfontein and Quest) and Chief Operating Officer (Khulisa CPI).
He has a passion for Marketing and unearthing potential in people . He has contributed to this in various roles in Khulisa, Damelin and as President of the Student Christian Fellowship (UCT) and as a Youth Pastor at the Apostolic Faith Mission church of South Africa (Daveyton).

KC is a member of the Black Management Forum and the International Crans Montana Forum of New Leaders for Tomorrow. He sits on the committee of Business Processing Enabling South Africa (BPeSA).

Scope of expertise includes: Financial Controls; Business Strategy; HR Management & Development;

Corporate Governance; Operations; Spiritual Motivation and Guidance.

KC has an MBA from De Montfort University, B Com from Oxford Brookes University and various other diplomas, including a ministerial diploma from His People Bible School. He is currently registered with Unisa, working towards a Masters in Commerce.

Professor Robert Peacock
Professor Robert Peacock
Prof. Dr. Robert Peacock is Vice-President of the World Society of Victimology and Head of the Criminology and Forensic Studies Department of the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Since the apartheid years in South Africa he has been working actively in the field of victimology with child justice and institutional victimisation as particular focus areas. Areas of expertise refer to the victimisation of children deprived of their liberty, street/community children, youth victimisation in general and the victimology of international crimes as well as transitional justice.
He has been playing an active role within the scientific community with the presentation of research findings at various international symposia (for instance in Spain, The Netherlands, Hungary, Australia, USA, Rwanda, Canada, Japan and South Africa). He has been invited as a visiting professor to the Faculties of Law, University of Valencia (Spain) and Universita degli studi di Bari (University of Bari, Italy), and Leuven Institute of Criminology (LinC), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). In addition, he has presented guest lectures in Criminology and Victimology at the University of Indonesia and Monash University (Australia).

Prof Peacock continues with his research as a participant on the Research Line on Political Crimes, Human Rights and Human Security, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and has been for a number of years a permanent resource faculty member of the Postgraduate Courses of Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice in Dubrovnik, Croatia where he regularly presents lectures.

Prof. Peacock is the organiser and course co-director of the annual International African Postgraduate Course of Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice. He has been the recipient of a number of awards (for instance, twice a recipient of honorary academic colours from the University of Pretoria, Promedia Publication Awards, study and teaching awards and special certificate of Appreciation awarded on the occasion of the 8th International Symposium on Victimology (Australia) by his Hon. C.J. Sumner (president of the World Society and Australasian Society of Victimology).

He is the author of diverse publications (in English, Spanish and Afrikaans) in the fields of criminology, victimology, law, social and criminal justice. He enjoyed ministerial appointment as a National Chairperson of the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards of South Africa and furthermore testifies regularly as an expert witness in both lower and high court criminal cases. He served as the key commentator on a crime documentary television series, Solving It, commissioned by the National Broadcaster.

Presently, Prof Peacock serves on the Executive Committee of the World Society of Victimology. He also serves regularly on the scientific committees of international and local conferences and as an editorial board member of the international scientific journals Quaderni del Dipartimento di Bioetica (Italy), Temida (Serbia), Ethnicity and Criminal Justice (USA). Prof Peacock served for a number of years as the editor of the accredited and peer reviewed Southern African journal of Criminology, Acta Criminologica and is presently the editor of the text Victimology in South Africa.