A small team is responsible for creating, managing, coordinating and developing the African Leadership Institute’s programmes and alumni network, as well as conducting its daily business affairs. It is also responsible for appointing and directing Regional Representatives, the core faculty, and the strategic institutional partnerships.
Jackie Chimhanzi PhD (CEO)
Jackie is passionate about Africa's development and was a development finance strategist with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa. Prior to that, she was a strategy consultant with Deloitte South Africa and also helped set up the Deloitte Africa Desk. She was featured on Forbes 2012 20 Youngest Power Women of Africa list. Previously, she was an academic in the UK where she lectured and published her research. Her PhD focused on enhancing corporate strategy implementation effectiveness. She is a 2010 Tutu Fellow.
Peter Wilson (Co-Founder & Co-Director of Programmes)
Founder & Director of Programmes at the African Leadership Institute; ran his own Management Consulting company, PRB Consulting, advising global corporations and African governments on strategic development; Rhodes Scholar.
Judy Malan (Programme Director of the Tutu Leadership Fellowship)
Judy is an independent consultant who works with senior teams at large institutions and systems, helping them to align their strategic intent and improve the effectiveness of the way in which they collaborate, lead and engage their eco-system towards its realization. She also supports C-suite leaders as an executive coach. She is a 2006 Tutu Fellow and is the Programme Director of the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. She has been a speaker and facilitator in the programme in previous years.
Lamide Johnson (Tutu Fellowship and Calestous Juma Leadership Programme Executive )
Lamide Johnson believes that innovation, technology and strategic partnerships leveraged by entrepreneurs are the fastest way to build economic prosperity in Africa. He is a programme manager, leadership coach, and learning expert. He has spent the last decade designing global programmes for international development organisations such as the World Bank and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
Jessica Breda (Tutu Leadership Fellowship Officer)
Jessica has a diploma in Information Technology from Ed-U in Port Elizabeth and a Bachelors of Administration from the University of Fort Hare. Her role will be to manage the administrative tasks of the Tutu Fellowship and any other programmes with which AFLI may become involved. She will be responsible for administering the Tutu Leadership Fellowship nomination process.
Norman Smit (Communications consultant and websites administrator)
South African-born Norman Smit is CEO of Coherent Marketing. He helped start up South Africa's 1st independent prime-time TV news broadcast, eNews, and produced it for two years. Much of his work is in economic and workforce development communications, and clients have ranged from small businesses to the Canadian government.