United Way South Africa (UWSA), the non-profit organisation that unites all sectors of society to produce healthy, well established and financially stable communities, has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Advocate Fay Mukaddam, Tony Sibanda and Fraser Lamb join the organisation from the legal, financial, and advertising and communications sectors respectively, and bring years of diversified leadership experience and industry insights to help mobilise efforts.
As a Chartered Director (SA) and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Fay Mukaddam has held various leadership positions in both executive and non-executive capacity over twenty years. She has gained extensive strategic experience from advising numerous boards in the private (listed and unlisted) and public sectors on key areas of strategy, governance, risk and business development.
Tony Sibanda is an experienced senior business executive, finance director and managing director at Generator and Plant Hire (SA) Pty Ltd with over 26 years’ experience managing companies and strategic business units. He has successfully worked alongside directors and top executives in strategic decision-making, growing organisations and organisational management.
Fraser Lamb is an advertising and communications leader and executive chairman for McCann WorldGroup Africa. His 21 years in the industry have equipped him with the ability to build collaborative teams and grow his passion for teaching and mentoring.
“Tony, Fraser and Fay’s collective years of industry expertise and knowledge will enable us to expand our national footprint in South Africa, and our reach across the region,” says Thabang Tawarima, Chairman at United Way South Africa. “We’re confident that they will help bring us closer to realising the organisation’s vision of enabling social change and creating a collective impact in the country’s most vulnerable communities.”
The addition of three board members sees the UWSA board grow to 10 members, strengthening the organisation’s ability to address social development and social justice in the country. Tony and Fraser will form part of UWSA’s Fundraising and Stakeholder Engagement Committee, while Fay will form part of the organisation’s Governance and Compliance Committee.
All three new board members have experience working on CSI projects and programmes, either individually or through company CSI initiatives, and have significant national and international industry networks.
“The new additions to our board reflect United Way South Africa’s mission to connect all sectors of society, including individuals, businesses, academia, non-profit organisations and the government, to create long-term social change. This is yet another example that by living united, we can create a nation where all citizens have access to equal rights and economic opportunities," concludes Tawarima.