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.

Yvonne Pennington


Yvonne Pennington is one of the senior consultants in the unit focusing on the development of strategy and supporting processes in social and community development.

She is passionate about development and is a key volunteer in the areas of supporting the elderly as well as in the preservation of conservation.

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Hans Kuipers (39)

  • Non-executive

Hans joined the Tshikululu board in 2015. He is partner and managing director of the Johannesburg office of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and is the lead for social impact in South Africa, where he co-ordinates BCG’s social impact strategy.

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Getty Simelane (54)

  • Non-executive

Getty joined the Tshikululu board in 2015, and is currently founder and director of HR Touch, a human resources consultancy.

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