Our Leadership

Paula Barnard

Paula Barnard

Qualification: B.Sc (Botany & Zoology), HDE, MBA

Additional qualifications: PRINCE 2 (UK), Coaching (Consciousness, Kinesiology, NLP)

Profession: CEO/Entrepreneur/Banker/Strategist and Martketer

Experience: Banking– Nedbank & FNB (FirstRand), Strategy, Business Analysis, Marketing, Programme Management (8 years). Ran own business for 7 years – Strategic Consultancy and Project Management – projects and jobs ranging from R 300 000 – R 1 billion. Key competencies : Property development & facilities management, Energy, IT, Technology Insurance, Banking, Marketing, Small business Development, Growth and Strategy. NGO sector for 2 years.

Current Vocation: Think-er and do-er.

Interests/Hobby: Reading (lots! and anything), Cycling, Mountain biking, running – (new love – rowing), travelling, spirituality.

Thomas Meyer

Qualification: BCompt, CA(SA), LLB, MBF (MSc in Banking & Finance), BTh (Pastoral Counselling)

Profession: Chartered Accountant (SA), Advocate of the High Court (SA)

Experience: Accounting & Auditing, Tax, Financial management, Corporate- and project finance (including infrastructure and Export-credit finance), Debt- and equity arranging and structuring (incl. leasing), Transaction advisory work, Bank funding (and optimisation), Asset- liability management, Fund management, Hedging and risk management, Financial modelling, Estate planning and administration, Company valuations, Cost- and management accounting, Financial systems design, Company secretarial work.

Current Vocation: Finance Director – Swaziland, Lesotho & South Africa

Interests/Hobbies: Sport (Rugby, Tennis, Soccer, Squash, Snow Boarding, Swimming, Cricket), Travelling, Food & wine, History Ballroom Dancing, Music, (Playing Piano, Trombone & Trumpet), Student Mentor / Youth Worker, Lay Counsellor / Play Therapist.

Dr. Rudzani Muloiwa

Dr. Rudzani Muloiwa

Qualification: MBChB

Paediatrician at the Red Cross Children Hospital Cape Town.

Memberships: St. John Snow Society; College of Paediatricians of SA.

Interests: Poetry, photography and theology.

Malcolm Boyd

Malcolm R Boyd

Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration

Founder and Managing Trustee of Third Sector Insights and is widely known by the South African SME support fraternity, especially for his role as founding Chief Executive Officer of NAMAC Trust.

He has a passion for excellence in the nonprofit sector with particular focus onto Corporate Governance, Leadership, Executive Management as well as measuring the impact of interventions in this sector.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Newport University (USA), and has completed postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School in the area of Governing for Nonprofit Excellence and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. He completed the Management Advancement Programme at Wits Business School, Johannesburg South Africa. He is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. He recently qualified as a certified sustainability assurance practitioner at the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School.

Paula Barnard

Paula Barnard

Qualification: B.Sc (Botany & Zoology), HDE, MBA

Additional qualifications: PRINCE 2 (UK), Coaching (Consciousness, Kinesiology, NLP)

Profession: CEO/Entrepreneur/Banker/Strategist and Martketer

Experience: Banking– Nedbank & FNB (FirstRand), Strategy, Business Analysis, Marketing, Programme Management (8 years). Ran own business for 7 years – Strategic Consultancy and Project Management – projects and jobs ranging from R 300 000 – R 1 billion. Key competencies : Property development & facilities management, Energy, IT, Technology Insurance, Banking, Marketing, Small business Development, Growth and Strategy. NGO sector for 2 years.

Current Vocation: Think-er and do-er.

Interests/Hobby: Reading (lots! and anything), Cycling, Mountain biking, running – (new love – rowing), travelling, spirituality.

Professor Detlef Prozesky

Rudo Kwaramba

Born in Zimbabwe Rudo, and is a human rights lawyer by profession. From private practice she moved into defending the rights of women survivors of gender violence through the Musasa Project. She also worked as an Associate Protection Officer with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Rudo has served as an Executive Board Member for Zimbabwe of Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF). She was a trustee of the Gateway Trust, managing a Christian education group of schools in Harare and has been a member of the Advisory Board for the UNDP Government of Zimbabwe Capacity Building Project on Conflict Transformation. Rudo was also the chairperson for the National Association of Non -Governmental Organizations( NANGO ) in Zimbabwe.

She holds a law degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a diploma in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Raoul Wallerneberg Institute, University of Lund, Sweden as well as a Ma in Public Policy management with the University of York, in UK.

Rev Lorraine Rusch

Rev Lorraine Rusch

QualificationL: Ordained Anglican priest

Archdeacon of East London South Archdeaconry, Rector of St. Peters, East London, and Anglican Hospital Chaplain.
Former coordinator of Stork Support Ministries (a voluntary organisation supplying indigent mothers with a starter kit for new born infants.

Interests: Theology

Sibongile Modise

Sibongile Modise (Board Chairperson)

Qualification: CA

Managing and developing business interests into sustainable businesses.
Experienced in diverse sectors namely energy efficiency, mining, NGO, and leisure industry transport.

Memberships: Ndonsa Mining, UJU Management Services and Alternate – Director Anglo American Inyosi Coal

Walter Ehrlich

Walter Ehrlich

Qualification: BA (Law); MBA

Founder and CEO of Retlaw Fox Associates, which specialises in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Strategy and Change Management; executive and senior management training; and part time risk management.
Managing Director of The Advocates of Hope NPC.

Memberships: Professional Risk Mangers Industry Association; Risk and Insurance Management Society; Institute of Risk Management (SA); Institute of Directors; Institute of Internal Directors.

Interests: Mercy ministry, running, cycling, camping, and four-wheel driving.

Douglas Taylor

Douglas Taylor

Qualifications: CA (SA) MBA

Lecturer in Management Accounting and Finance and Corporate Governance and Ethics, University of Witwatersrand Business School; Head of Finops Section at WBS.

As a Chartered Accountant, he spent several years in banking and merchant banking with Standard Bank.
Memberships: Institute of Chartered Accountants; Public Accountants and Auditors Board; Investment Analysis Society; IABC; IRISA; Institute of Marketing Management; Fellow of the Institute of Directors; MENSA; Audit Committee of SA Race Relations.

Interests: Bird watching, nature conservation, history, SA and international reader, hiking, swimming.

Chris Baloyi

Chris Baloyi

Regional Manager (Infrastructure & Project Finance) Free State Business Unit, Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Memberships: South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants Institute of Directors; Tomorrows Leaders Convention.

Interests: Music, running and hiking.

Dr. Gilbert Lawrence

Dr. Gilbert Lawrence

Qualification: MBChB

Head of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety.

Former Director General of the Provincial Government of Western Cape.

Memberships: Trustee at District Six Museum, Cape Town; lay preacher for the Methodist Church of SA.

Interests: Classic music, walking, swimming, family.

Theodore Bohlmann

Theodore Bohlmann

Qualifications: B Com,B Compt (Hons) and CA (SA)

Retired Director of Companies

Interests: Rotary, travel, golf and reading

Introduction

As a prominent, well respected Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision South Africa invites applications from interested candidates for the position of Non-Executive Director. Applications will go before a Board Nomination Committee and interviews will take place. Candidates, if selected, would be contacted. Please see our core documents for further details

Who we are

For more than 45 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of development work in South Africa by fighting the causes as well as the symptoms of suffering – always through measurable goals and outcomes. World Vision South Africa (VWSA) operates in six of the nine provinces in about 20 communities. Our motto is “No child without” and through our consistent and dedicated work we are today touching well over a million children’s’ lives in our development interventions. Our goal is to have impacted on 5 million children and to have raised R720 million in funding by the end of 2015 and we invite you to join us in that quest.

VWSA is an eyewitness to heart-breaking suffering in some of the harshest and most difficult circumstances in our country. Facing the tremendous needs at a rural and urban level we work hard to stand in the gap; to act boldly for children; to be the voice for children and communities against deepening poverty, disease, abuse, and injustice.

In the 2014 financial year our revenue from international and local sources amounted to just over US$12 million, of which around 7% was raised from within South Africa. We invite potential candidates to visit our web site to see for themselves some of the work we are doing.

Requirements

  • A committed Christian
  • Post graduate qualifications in any of: Law, Education, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing or Community Development
  • Prepared to serve for a minimum of three years

Scope of work

This is a non-remunerative position which requires Board members to attend four Board meetings per year, of which one is a project visit. The other three Board meetings will take place in Johannesburg, all logistical arrangements will be made and the costs covered by WVSA. You would be required to be a member of one of the Board Committees i.e. Governance and Board Development, Finance, Audit and Risk Management’ National Resource Development and Communications, Ministry, People and Culture and Christian Commitments.

The latter normally take place the day before the Board meeting – so each Board meeting is over two days, normally a Friday/Saturday. These Board Committees bring recommendations to the main Board meeting for consideration and resolution if approved. A copy of the Board Policies is available on request.

Non-Executive Directors Pre-Application Form