Board of Trustees

Dr Tshepo Motsepe

Patron: Dr Tshepo Motsepe


Tshepo Motsepe is a medical doctor. Her Masters in Public Health is in Maternal Child Health and Aging. She completed a Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program.

Her service includes:

  • Worked in both private practice and in hospitals in South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Non-executive director – Wits Health Consortium and Wits Hospice
  • Patron – South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH)
  • Patron – Students Sponsorship Program (SSP)
  • Served as Chairman of Gauteng Health Department’s Accreditation Committee
  • Former board member Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust
  • Former board member Kids Haven Foundation
  • Membership – National Medical and Dental Association

She is guided by the belief that “economic and social development is a pre-requisite for communities to lead socially and economically productive lives’” as stated in the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978.

Anthea GardnerChairman: Ms Anthea Gardner

Anthea Gardner started her finance career at HSBC as an equity sales trader whilst completing her MBA at Wits Business School. Since 2004, she has occupied various investment management positions, including at Rand Merchant Bank, Morgan Stanley (London) and African Development Bank (Tunisia). Anthea ran her own property business, 43° in the south of France before returning to South Africa to start Cartesian Capital, an asset management business, in 2014. She is a founding member of the Rainmaker Foundation (UK) and enjoys kitesurfing, squash, triathlon and is an avid reader.

Dr Brian ChinsamyVice-Chairman: Dr. Brian Chinsamy

Brian Chinsamy is an educationist who taught English at a secondary school in Durban for 14 years. He later headed the Education Management Development and School Governance Unit in the Gauteng Department of Education.

In 1999 he was appointed Education Director of the District Development Support Programme where he researched school improvement in South Africa. During his time with Denel as the Head of Learning he introduced a new learning strategy for para-statals in the Department of Public Enterprises. In 2007 Brian joined ABSA where he introduced a new learning and performance improvement strategy for Retail Franchise. Brian was appointed as Head: Leadership, Learning and Talent for Barclays Africa in 2011.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor of Pedagogics
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (Rhodes)
  • PHD in School Improvement (Univ of KwaZulu and Nottingham jointly)

Mrs Nonto NhlekoMrs Nonto Nhleko

Nonto Nhleko is a business woman and registered debt counsellor.

She completed her schooling in Swaziland before undertaking tertiary studies in the United Kingdom and South Africa. After working with Dairymaid Nestle as a senior human resources officer, Nonto went on to run her own successful franchise business for a number of years. Nonto divides her time between her debt counselling agency and raising her family of two daughters and a son.


      • Matriculated – St Michaels High School, Swaziland
      • Diploma in Business and Finance – U K
      • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Witwatersrand
      • Life Coach – Results Coaching System
      • Registered Debt Counsellor – South Africa.

Mr Jonathan de VilliersMr Jonathan De Villiers

Jonathan de Villiers is a Chartered Accountant who started his career with Deloittes. Following a two year stint in France where he completed an MBA, Jonathan joined the Hollard Insurance group and was a partner in their Capricorn Ventures private equity partnership. Jonathan has been running his own private equity business since 2003 which is involved in investment into private education, property and various other investment sectors.

Ms Polo Leteka

Ms Polo Leteka

      • Polo Leteka is currently Chief Executive Officer of Identity Development Fund  Managers.
      • Previously: Chief Director: BBBEE for the DTI, Fund Manager for Standard Property Income Fund; Research Analyst for Aloecap (Pty) Ltd; Trainee Accountant at Gobodo Inc.
      • Trustee on the SAB Entrepreneurship Foundation, Deputy President of ABSIP, Trustee of the AECI ESOP, Board member of the Financial Services Charter Council.
      • Formerly a Trustee of the National Empowerment Fund and Member of its Investment Committee, Advisory Council member for the Wits Business School Centre of Entrepreneurship, Board member of the South African Venture Capital Association.
      • Qualifications: B.Com (Accounting), University of the Western Cape; B.Compt Honours/CTA, UNISA; Post Graduate Diploma in Auditing, UNISA.

Deanne ChattertonDeanne Chatterton

Deanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and started her career in Human Resources. In 1998 she relocated to the UK where she joined the Royal Bank of Scotland where she headed up the integration committee project managing the acquisition by RBS of NatWest. In 2004 she was appointed Business Manager (2IC) to the Global Head of Sales and Marketing overseeing Great Britain, Europe, US and Asia.

In 2007 she left banking to open her own communication and production company with offices based in the UK and Hong Kong with the focus on supporting her clients on strategy development and execution, content creation, engagement and communication. She has extensive experience in the financial service, retail, motor, and consumer sectors. Her financial services clients included PAG, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Standard Chartered, BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Soc Gen and Deutsche Bank.

Deanne joined Instinctif Partners in 2014 and was appointed CEO in February of 2015.

Adv. Nelson Lolwane

Adv. Nelson Lolwane

Acting Chief Operating Officer – National Consumer Tribunal

Qualifications: BA (Majoring in Law and Political Science), LLB; (H.Dip. Company Law) (University of the Witwatersrand).

Adv Lolwane was the legal advisor at Spoornet, a division of Transnet Limited, General Manager at Magalies Water, Chief Legal Counsel at the Competition Commission and Associate Director at Ernst & Young (SA) among others, before embarking on his own regulatory and compliance consulting business. He joined the National Consumer Tribunal in October 2017 as the Corporate Services Executive. In addition, he is a member of EXCO and a member of the HR Governance Committee.