Our team

Investing in the training and retention of high-calibre employees is crucial to Tshikululu’s service excellence and competitive edge. Our business model was designed to duplicate our strengths and experience across all funds, while maintaining the unique character of each.

We are convinced of the hugely positive potential inherent in South Africans – people working to effect positive change across all social strata.

Tshikululu’s 70 staff members can be counted among these, through pursuing careers in development and their voluntary projects.

Godfrey Gomwe (59)

  • Non-executive chairman

Godfrey joined the board in 2007. He is the former CEO of Anglo American Thermal Coal, the former executive director of Anglo American South Africa, and former chairman of Anglo American Zimele.

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Adrian Arnott (68)

  • Non-executive

Adrian joined the board in 2007 and has worked in various capacities within the financial services sector. He was an executive director at Southern Life and was the company secretary at FirstRand Limited, from which he has since retired.

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Dr Mothomang Diaho (55)

  • Lead independent director

Mothomang joined the board in 2010. She is the former head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation dialogue programme, a position she was appointed to in 2006.

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Tracey Henry (45)

  • Chief executive officer

Tracey joined Tshikululu in 1998 and was appointed as the CEO in 2008. Prior to this, she held positions at the Chamber of Mines and Anglo American Chairman SA.

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Mthandazo Ngwenya (40)

  • Chief financial officer

Mthandazo was appointed to the board of Tshikululu in 2010. He is a fellow member of CIS South Africa, FCIS (SA), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Business Management.

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Mokibelo Ntshabaleng


Mokibelo is one of Tshikululu’s monitoring and evaluation specialists. She is central to a number of monitoring and evaluation projects for social investors in the financial services and mining sectors across a wide range of sectors, including education, health and social development; the design, development and implementation of programme M&E systems for clients.

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Pre Rungasamy (62)

  • Non-executive

Pre joined the board in 2007. He is a retired head of transformation at Anglo American South Africa and is the chairman of Tshikululu’s human resources committee.

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William Somerville (58)

  • Company secretary

William was appointed company secretary in 2008. He was group company secretary of ABSA for 12 years.

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Nikki Griffiths


Nikki Griffiths received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University, with majors in Politics and Economics, and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

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Jolene Shaw


Jolene Shaw is an Associate Consultant at Tshikululu. She works on a diverse range of projects in sectors such as mining, international donor organisations and community development trusts. Currently she assists in the management of knowledge within the unit, contributing to the development, standardisation, and implementation of internal operational frameworks.

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