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Board

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Non-executive Director

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Member of the Institute of Directors (SA). Her career roots are in developmental finance, banking  and institutions of knowledge and impact creation. She completed her CA articles at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa before joining the technical division of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as Project Director. In addition to advisory services in International Financial Reporting Standards, she was involved in the Institute’s influence of the 2006 revision of the Companies Act and the development of the legislation and reporting  framework and  for SMEs. She later spent 9 years at Nedbank Ltd, first as part of the management teams designing and automating processes for implementation and reporting of Basel II banking regulations. She later specialised in Financial Control & Consolidation crafting the optimisation, its efficiency and infrastructure.

During this time, she acquired a Professional Coaching qualification from the UCT Graduate School of  Business, received accreditation as an Enneagram Practitioner and trained in Facilitation, Organisation Development and Change Management with the Worlds View Academy. She had the extraordinary role of leadership coaching for transforming  teams and managers at Nedbank and other corporates, as well as CA trainees in SAICA programs and universities. She moved to Head of Finance at the National Empowerment Fund SOC, where her delegations included executive and board committees related to Funds & Portfolio Management, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Information System and Technology Steering and Risk Compliance Monitoring.

Currently, as the first Chief Financial Officer of New Leaders Foundation NPC, she leads the development and institutionalisation of policies, controls, ethics, governance systems and strategy throughout the various structural and operational layers. Her cluster comprises Finance, Risk, Governance & Compliance, IT, Procurement, Logistics, Human Capital and Capability Management. She is the executive sponsor for Employment Equity and the Transformation Forum in the company.

“To serve on the Board of the CER is a platform to contribute to raising the consciousness in public and private sector that financial health and profitability in organisations is only a part of a greater, collective responsibility. As captains of industry and society, we have the ethical duty to ensure that the results and returns we seek are sustainable beyond the foreseeable future, and should include taking care of the ecosystems on which our businesses rely, and on which they surely have an impact.”

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Chairperson and Non-executive Director

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Eugene Cairncross

Eugene Cairncross

Non-executive Director

Greg Daniels

Greg Daniels

Non-executive Director

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Non-executive Director

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Non-executive Director

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Non-executive Director

Pontsho Pilane

Pontsho Pilane

Non-executive Director

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.