Board of Directors

Zinzi Mgolodela


Non-Executive Director: Zinzi is the Head of Transformation at Woolworths. In the years prior to the democratic era she graduated with an Honours Business Degree, and inherited the conviction to be part of the ongoing process of socio-economic transformation in South Africa. She chose to make this a reality in the corporate world and spent almost ten years in the financial services industry (Old Mutual and Metropolitan). She then moved back to retail. Zinzi’s career has been dominated by driving socio-economic issues in corporate in a way that makes business sense, covering issues like HIV and Aids, CSI, sponsorship and transformation.

Andrew Stegmann

Corporate Relations Support

Andrew Stegmann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Subsequent to his studies he worked as an IT Manager as well as an IT and Finance consultant respectively. He then started a company with two partners called Green Jar, which was absorbed by Peregrine Systems as one of its products. Andrew is currently the MD at Relocation Africa Group: a company that provides relocation and immigration services to expatriates relocating into Africa. This company is an expression of Andrew’s conviction to stay in South Africa and be part of making a difference

Sandile Swana

Business Strategy

Non Executive Director: Sandile has a B. Comm from Wits University, Johannesburg and a Business Advisors Programme at WBS – Centre for Developing Business. He also has an MBA from the University of Pretoria and a B.Th in Ethics from UNISA. Sandile is a member of the Institute of Directors and has several years’ experience in the retail sector. He was Group Operations Manager for the JSE-listed Don Group. He is currently a consultant to industry, serves on several boards and has a passion for Africa, development and transformation.

Alicia Davids

Training and Accreditation

Alicia is a qualified educator who started out her career in 1989 as a high school teacher. After leaving the teaching profession, she spent a few years working in social welfare as a corporate liaison officer. Since 2002, she has been working as an independent education practitioner, contracting with tertiary institutions, NPOs and corporates in training and development with a particular emphasis on leadership development. More recently she has taken on an additional role as Academic Programme Manager for the ASISA Academy in Newlands. Alicia is a strategic woman with a passion for empowerment through education.