The Vodacom Foundation Trustees provide governance and oversight on the operations of the Foundation, and ensure that projects deliver on what they were designed to achieve.
The Vodacom Foundation Advisory Board comprises of executive and independent Board members. The independent Board members are distinguished personalities in South Africa who are drawn from different backgrounds. This enables the Foundation to be linked to different sectors of the society in pursuit of its goals.
This involves the approval of the budget, monitoring the spend and ensuring that the projects are aligned to the strategy.
Brigalia Bam was born in 1933 in the former Transkei, in the Eastern Cape. Although Bam trained and worked as a teacher, she received further training in South Africa and abroad in the fields of social work, communication and management. She is a qualified social worker with a post-graduate degree from the University of Chicago.
Bam has held various posts throughout the world. She was the Africa Regional Secretary and Co-ordinator of the Women’s Workers' Programme for the International Food and Allied Workers Association based in Geneva. She has co-ordinated the World Young Men’s Christian Associations International Training Institute and Programme, as well as its affiliate, the Development for Human Rights. She was also Executive Programme Secretary for the Women’s Department of the World Council of Churches. Between 1997 and 1998, Bam served as General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches from 1994 to 1999.
In South Africa, she was a founding member of the Women’s Development Foundation and became the Foundations President in 1998. She has been a board member of the Matla Trust as well as the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1999, Brigalia Bam has become a familiar personality to South Africans as the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, contributing her accumulated experience to the well-managed electoral process for which our country has become known. Her steely leadership and wise counsel has seen our country through many difficult times. She is a great asset to South Africa.
Mpho is an accomplished business leader with diverse experience spanning a period of more than 25 years in executive and C-Suite roles in the public and private sectors. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of JSE-listed ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited and also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of JSE listed companies such as Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd (AIHLF.PK), Nedbank Group Ltd (NDBKF.PK), Nedbank Ltd and Sephaku Holdings Limited (SEPJ.J).
He further serves as Chairman of Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd, New Nishati Investments (Pty) Ltd, Information Technology Alliance (ITNA) (Pty) Ltd and the Boardroom Alliance (Pty) Ltd - which holds the sub-Saharan trading license for Executive Search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Non-Executive Director BioTherm Energy (PTY) Ltd; one of South Africa's foremost renewable energy companies.
He also volunteers as a Member of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Fund's Fund Raising Committee and is a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. In April 2016 he was one 14 trustees appointed by HE The President of the Republic of SA to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of BRAND SA.
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Mpho led the team that kept the lights on; firstly as Interim Chairman & CEO (3rdQ 2009) and as Chairman of Eskom Holdings Limited SOC from 10 June 2010 until his term as Director concluded on 27 June 2011, after serving on that board for nine years.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) University of Zululand, B.Admin (University of Pretoria), EDP, Kellogg School of Management and Post. Grad Diploma, Retailing Management, University of Stirling.
DR Till was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Vodacom Group in August 2015, having previously held the role of Executive Director Finance: Vodacom South Africa, from February 2014. Prior to joining Vodacom, Till was the CFO at Vodafone Romania and held a number of senior finance and commercial roles in Romania, including Director of Channel Marketing, Logistics and Sales Operations, Director of Financial Planning, Reporting and Finance Operations.
DR Till started his career working for the CEO of T-Mobile Germany before undertaking various senior roles at T-Mobile UK. He has also served as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.
Nkateko Nyoka joined the Vodacom Group in 2007 as Chief Officer: Regulatory Affairs and Stakeholders Relations. His responsibilities has since been expanded to encompass, Legal, Regulatory, Risk and Stakeholder Relations. His current position is Chief Officer: Legal, Regulatory, Risk and Stakeholder Relations Vodacom Group Limited.
Prior to joining Vodacom, Nkateko held several positions at MTN (Pty) SA Ltd, including Group Executive for Corporate Services where his responsibilities included Legal and Regulatory as well as the MTN SA Foundation.
He has also been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) from 2001 - 2003 where he played a vital role in facilitating competition enabling environment in South Africa’s communications sector.
Nkateko holds Masters Degrees in Law and Public Administration from Harvard University as well as a Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) and Baccalareus Procurationis (B.Proc) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.