Thando is the Financial and Strategic Director at Children’s Radio Foundation, an NGO based in Cape Town and operating in six African countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. She is a CFA charter holder and has an honours in Business Finance from UNISA. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Finance and Accounting from Wits. Thando’s career began in Corporate Finance where she worked in Transaction Advisory at EY as well as a smaller boutique firm. She transitioned into Strategy by joining Old Mutual as a Strategy and Innovations Manager, sitting on the Exco of the Alternative Distribution Business. After Old Mutual, Thando took a professional sabbatical before joining Children’s Radio Foundation. She serves on the Board of the Soul City Broad Based Empowerment Company and previously served as a Trustee of the Argon Asset Management Staff Share Trust. Thando is passionate about stories, particularly how they shape the people who live them and how people can learn from each other by sharing their stories. Unsurprisingly, she is a voracious reader. She is also a keen gardner and expresses her creativity through cooking.
I hope to draw from my experience in both the Financial Services and the NGO sectors to bring a new and fresh perspective to the Tekano board. I also hope to bring my love and appreciation for the power of storytelling to Tekano as a whole.