Board Members


andrew davids

Andrew Davids

Chairperson

Andrew has broad business experience in multiple industry sectors such as ICT, BPO, Business Consulting and Real Estate. His knowledge, skills and expertise includes Strategic Business Development, Strategy Formulation and Execution, Public Sector Engagement, and Corporate Governance. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Professional Post-graduate Qualification in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice. Andrew is father to two children, who from the inception of the organisation has been diligent and dedicated in assisting Usapho realise its vision and mission.




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John Muir

Vice Chairperson

B Prim Ed (UCT) | ADR, Cum Laude (AFSA) | Leadership Coach (ICF)

John has worked for the last 20 years in the Social Development field. He is passionate about helping both individuals and organisations unlock their collective energies and potential.

John has spoken and facilitated on Human and Organisational Capacity Development and Leadership on 3 continents. He has worked extensively with NPO’s, Parastatals as well as Government Departments in the SADC, West and East Africa regions. John has been able to successfully use a unique blend of cultural sensitivity and humour to affect positive outcomes in diverse and complex settings. John is an accredited Assessor and Life Coach. He is also a Master Trainer (UNDP) in the Community Capacity Enhancement Programme.

John recently graduated Cum Laude through the University of Pretoria and the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) in their ‘Advanced Dispute Resolution Programme’ and currently serves as a member of the AFSA panel.




Martin Kok

Treasurer

Martin has a B.Comm degree and various other qualifications and had been in the employment of Engen Petroleum Ltd for almost 28 years where he held various positions in Finance, Internal Audit and Supply Chain Management. He had been involved in leadership and governance of organisations since his school years and still feels passionate about the development of communities and families. Martin is married with two teenage sons. With his extensive finance qualifications, leadership and analytical abilities he brings a specific skill set that will assist the organisation to function financially sound.




yvonne de la chaumette

Yvonne De La Chaumette

Secretary

Yvonne is a registered nurse, who has started up a close corporation, which are providing 24 hours nursing services to all the residents of a Retirement Village. Yvonne is married and has two adult children. Her experience in management, administration, human resources and leadership are just some of the skills that Usapho will benefit from. She has a passion for helping people, especially those who are marginalised and vulnerable. Besides her leadership skills, she is a team player and takes pleasure in seeing people develop their full potential. Her desire is to see Usapho as a sustainable organization and run successful development programs to the families.




tracy leak

Tracy Leak

Board Member

Tracy Leak has recently been appointed (pro-bono) as the fundraising, marketing and public relations co-ordinator. Tracyis integral in the functioning, promotion and sustainability of the current programs. She has extensive experience in the entrepreneural, corporate and fundraising environments with an Executive Management Qualification from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Tracy has always been passionate about uplifting communities and therefore understands the needs of families, and this,combined with her belief and support in the services that USAPHO provides ensures that her skillset is maximised in applying for and sourcing funding and raising awareness around the organisation.




elize hendricks

Elize Hendricks

Ex-Officio Board Member

Elize is a qualified Social Worker, mother of 2 girls and has always been passionate about working with families. She started working as a Student Social Worker at Correctional Services and qualified as a Social Worker while working there. She has extensive experience in working in Child Care Facilities, such as Boys Town and Tenterden Place of Safety in Wynberg. The 11 years as a Practice manager for a Paediatrician equipped her with diverse management skills. Besides her focus on Usapho, she also assists the Parent Centre, facilitating workshops and talks.

Board Members