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Senior Management



Having held notable positions at the Chamber of Mines and Anglo American, Tracey joined Tshikululu at its inception in 1998 and was appointed CEO in 2008. Tracey is a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute and has peer-reviewed and written a number of articles for local and international publications. Tracey serves on the boards of the SIOC-CDT Trust, the KST Trust, the African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS) and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC). Tracey chairs the KST REMCO, and the Projects Review Committee of the SIOC-CDT and is a member of the ACFS Finance Committee, the REMCO and Social and Ethics Committee of SIOC-CDT and a member of the JHGC Governance Committee.



Nikki is the Chief Operating Officer at Tshikululu. Nikki has more than 15 years’ experience in social investment, having worked with almost every client at Tshikululu across a wide range of industries. Nikki puts her expertise, which ranges from social investment strategies to designing and implementing the operating models that support these strategies, to play a key role in the implementation and execution of the Tshikululu’s strategy. Nikki has worked with the social investment team to ensure its evolution from a grant making team to one that is able to work with a variety of social investors. Nikki has a Bachelor of Journalism from Rhodes University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business.


Executive: Talent Management

Sam is a Human Resource generalist with extensive experience in people management. Skilled at building teams and relationships across all levels, Sam’s role at Tshikululu involves building an HR business that translates Tshikululu’s strategic requirements into appropriate people management strategies, while aligning them to the overall business objectives.



A seasoned business leader, Alistair brings over 33 years’ experience in financial services, audit and consulting to Tshikululu. He previously served as CFO, COO and Managing Director of Silica, leading multiple departments and overseeing various functions including accounting, finance, risk and compliance, operations, and client relationship management. Prior to this, he was the Financial Director at Investec Asset Management, CFO for TMA Investment Products and Director of BDO


Head of business development

Sibonakaliso joined Tshikululu in August 2016 as a Social Investment Specialist. Prior to this, he was a Business Development Manager at Phakamani Impact Capital’s Mining Communities Fund, where he was responsible for a Community Enterprise Development Fund, aimed at funding Black-owned SMEs within mining communities. Sibonakaliso has also worked as an analyst in the Business in Development practice at one of Africa’s leading economic consulting firms.


Dipalesa mpye
Head of social impact

Dipalesa is the Head of Social Impact at Tshikululu, leading the team responsible for strategy design, implementation and measurement across 25+ clients (investing more than R600 million per year). Prior to joining Tshikululu as a Social Investment Specialist in 2018, she worked in business and systems analysis in the financial services sector, research and innovation management for the development of the informal economy and grant management capacity building across the continent’s science funding systems. She has served as the Project Specialist responsible for the project management of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association’s (SARIMA) implementation of Objective 1 of the Science Granting Council’s Initiative (SGCI).   ​



Lisa is a Social Anthropology graduate and a qualified professional with diverse work experience within the corporate and NGO sector both locally and internationally, She has over 14 years’ experience in Client Relationship Management across various sectors with the majority of her work experience lying within the development sector focussing on social investment, social and economic development and BEE Trusts.