Neville Gabriel, Chairperson

Neville was appointed by the Development Bank of South Africa and Globeleq. He has many years of experience in social justice and public policy advocacy.  At the Southern Africa Trust where he was the founding executive director, he led an independent southern African regional policy dialogue and grant-making agency that works to deepen and widen engagement between public policymakers and civil society groups for better policies to overcome poverty. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Other Foundation, a southern African regional human rights funding agency that advances freedom and equality for LGBTI people. He also serves as a non-executive director of several international organisations, including in the Open Society Foundations. His unique set of skills combine strategic leadership with hands-on organisational management, effective networking, and public representation to diverse audiences.

Mongezi Vika, Community Trustee

Mongezi is a director and shareholder of several businesses and was nominated by a number of community members. Over the course of his career, Vika has accumulated a variety of skills and qualifications that will equip him for his role as a Beneficiary Community Trustee, including certificates in Financial Management and Conflict Resolution. He also has experience in monitoring and evaluation, investment mobilisation and succession planning.
“I am from East London, from a culture where your family is made up from your community. I was also exposed to rugby culture as a young person which taught me and my teammates to take care of each other – financially, emotional and spiritually. I want to develop the community so that the youth and others can benefit from future REIPPPs. This includes skills development, better education and training. I see my appointment as an opportunity to develop skills in community in order to service REIPPP in the Eastern Cape.”

Marion Green-Thompson, Independent Trustee

Marion has been appointed by the Trustees, as an Independent Trustee, she has spent 16 years in public service working in seven provinces across five different sectors.
As the previous Economic Development Director at Globeleq she was responsible for the development and implementation of economic development programmes associated with renewable energy project companies. She is passionate about any initiatives that embrace diversity, contribute to poverty alleviation and the development of people. Following five years in the renewable energy industry she relocated to Johannesburg in to join the Mining Industry, as an Executive responsible for the Company Transformation portfolio.

Hlengiwe Radebe, Trustee

Hlengiwe was appointed by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, in her capacity of Economic Development Director for Globeleq South Africa Management Services and is responsible for the social and economic development programmes for Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
Whilst overseeing Globeleq’s development vision within the local communities of its three power-producing plants, she remains passionate about building sustainable partnerships with stakeholders. She has a strong belief in building and maintaining good and sustainable relationships based on a win-win philosophy and believes that all stakeholders can find what works for them and other parties in any situation.

Stephen Mvalo

Stephen Mvalo, served the Amandla Omoya Trust as a Community Trustee, from 2015 to 2018, before passing away, due to an illness. He is remembered and recognised for his contribution and the work he did, especially in the establishment of the Trust.

Hephzibah Mkhungo

Hephzibah Mkhungo, was appointed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served the Amandla Omoya Trust as an Independent Trustee, from 2015 to February 2019. Her invaluable contribution to the Trust is greatly appreciated.