I am currently based Christchurch, New Zealand. The bulk of my professional experience has been based in the corporate philanthropy and social development space in South Africa. I am currently working for a sustainability focused not-for-profit, EVolocity.
I am passionate about environmental sustainability, and view food and food choices as a meaningful way to effect positive change. I am also interested in sustainable community development, including poverty reduction, education and environmental protection. As a migrant I have, over the past few years, become more interested in the experiences of immigrants to New Zealand.
I have a broad range of skills that I use concurrently to provide a holistic package to my clients. I enjoy working with people and organisations that have a story to tell. My key skills include:
- Project management
- Project evaluation
My primary photographic focus is social documentary in the social development space. I have most recently exhibited my body of work called Finding Home – migrants stories of connection (2019). However, I do portraits and other commissions, including content for social media. I have written and managed sustainability and social reporting projects for listed companies, consulted on corporate philanthropy strategies, and written articles and provided images for publications such as the Trialogue CSI Handbook and the Trialogue Sustainability Review. I have also evaluated corporate philanthropy programmes for large corporates and para-statals such as Vodacom SA, Eskom, Santam and MTN SA.
In 2011, I co-founded South Africa’s go-to ethical and artisanal food directory and blog – www.foodwithastory.co.za, and ran this project in my spare time between 2011 and 2016. In 2013 I initiated the Grown in Philippi photoessay project, which was accepted as a World Design Capital 2014 project series and exhibited at the Food Dialogues in May 2014.
Prior to this I was working in environmental management in Christchurch, New Zealand, after completing my BSc in Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town.
In early 2015, I completed Essential Tools and Techniques for Project Management – part one of the two part BTEC Professional Certificate in Project Management. This consolidated and enhanced my project management skills.
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