Our Board


Lea-Anne is executive director and trustee of the Fundza Literacy Trust. She has over 20 years of experience in media, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility, having worked for several blue-chip companies such as etv, Media24, Maersk and Capitec Bank.

Her expertise lies in innovation, strategy, sustainability, communications and crisis management. Lea-Anne holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies degree from Rhodes University and an MPhil (specialising in Inclusive Innovation) from UCT’s Graduate School of Business.


Luthando is the co-founder and operations director of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Ride 4 Hope. He has over 15 years experience in the corporate and cycling spheres. 

Luthando has worked as a sports writer for various publications including Independent Newspapers and Touchline Media and also as a professional cyclist for various teams, notably the Danish pro team, Glued & Marstrand Horsens and South African-based Bonitas. His commitment and contribution was recognised when he was named a Nelson Mandeal Washington Fellow and a Mail and Guardian top 200 South African in 2020.

Luthando holds a Bachelor of Communication Science degree from UNISA, a journalism diploma from Cape University of Technology and is currently enrolled in the MBA programme at GIBBS Business School. “


Andre is Pick n Pay’s Head of Sustainability and leads the Pick n Pay CSR programme. He holds an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and PCSB from Cambridge University.

Pick n Pay has an integrated SDG aligned CSR programme which focusses on: building more ethical and inclusive supply chains; introducing increased efficiencies in energy and water consumption and decreasing waste; promoting healthy living; supporting education through the Pick n Pay Schools Club and a range of community empowerment initiative

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Themba Mthethwa is a Human Rights Attorney and a versatile executive with a penchant for BEE activism. Most recently he was appointed by the Minister of Human Settlements as the Human Settlements Ombudsman handling.

He has previously served as a Special Advisor to former eThekwini City Manager, Dr Sutcliffe and as an executive in various entities, including being the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of South African Local Government Association, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Protector South Africa (‘PPSA”) and the Chief Ombudsman of the Community Schemes Ombud Service of South Africa (“CSOS’’).

Themba holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Wits Business School and is currently a part-time Coach on Leadership for Wits Business School MBA students.