Senior Management Team

Hlobisile Nsibande, Director of Finance

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Hlobisile obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2001, her Diploma in Management Accounting through CIMA in 2015 and qualified as a Professional Accountant SA in 2016. She has 19 years of experience as an accountant having worked for various companies such as Sanlam Employee benefits, and Alexander Forbes, prior to heading up the accounting division Transparent Financial Services, a medium sized licenced retirement fund administrator where she was responsible for the largest fund under administration with assets in excess of R5 Billion, for a period of six years. Prior to this role she headed the accounting division of an accounting consulting firm, serving small –medium sized entities.

Start date: May 2020
Email: [email protected] 

Petronella Ntambo Sebele, Director of Programmes

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Petronella has been working for Save the Children since 2005 in different roles which have included: Country Manager for the SCS Managed Zambia Child Rights Programme, Deputy Country Director responsible for programme development and implementation under the combined SCS and SCUS Programme in Zambia, acting Country Director during the transition of the Zambia Country Office to Save the Children International, Programme Development and Quality, Regional Child Rights Governance Advisor for SCS covering East and Southern Africa, and most recently, Head of Programme for Regional ASRHR Project being hosted by SCSA and being implemented in partnership with civil society organizations in East and Southern Africa. 

Start date: May 2020
Email: [email protected]

Suzanne Wessels, Director of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning

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Suzanne Wessels is a development professional with extensive experience in Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.  She brings 18 years’ experience in the Development Sector, thirteen (13) of which in the Children’s Sector, working for Save the Children in South Africa. Prior to transitioning to SCSA, Suzanne worked for Save the Children UK.  Suzanne has broad technical knowledge through working across various sectors in the development arena including Education, child protection, community development and engagement, health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, children’s rights, local government. Since SCSA was formed in 2013 she has been leading monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in the organisation in its objective to growing SCSA’s research portfolio and evidence base to support the development and roll-out of quality programmes. 

Start date: May 2020
Email: [email protected]

Yani Horn, Director of Fundraising & Partnerships

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Yani is a development specialist with a passion for social justice. Her background in psychology has led her to spend the last 14 years sharpening her skills in fundraising and communications to inspire others to change the world. Thought her career, Yani has fundraised for the Homeless in the United States and for children and unemployed youth in South Africa. She has also developed programmes across the African continent No matter what hat she wears, Yani’s goal is simple: to activate the private and public sector to support, serve and advocate for the most marginalised citizens of the world community.

Start date: March 2020
Email: [email protected]

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