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.


 Dr Jackie ChimhanziJackie 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.

wilsonPeter 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 2006Judy 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.

 NormanSmit113pxNorman 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.




About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.