Melanie Burke (Chairman)
 – holds an MBA in Information Technology (Bond University), Diplomas in Diversity Management (Wits), Project Management and Marketing (UNISA). Melanie has enjoyed a successful career in the financial services industry, with a special focus on strategic management and product innovation. She owns her company MAB and Associates (Pty) Ltd, consulting in the SMME and ICT sectors. Melanie is a founding member of StreetSmart SA.
 Caroline Bagley WP Caroline Bagley   holds a degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. South African by birth, she moved to the UK in her teens not returning until 1997. After a successful career in Recruitment and Head hunting she returned to start the award winning restaurant Savoy Cabbage. She has worked as an AIDS councillor and became a trustee of The Friends of ATICC Trust. She has previously been actively involved with Amnesty International. Caroline joined StreetSmart as a director on 27 May 2015. 
 Margi Biggs Margi Biggs (Founder) has been involved in inbound tourism for 25 years running her own Southern Africa Destination Management Company, Specialized Tours and Events. Margi served on Junior Chamber International as Vice President, Jaycee South Africa as National Secretary General, Cape Town Chamber of Commerce on Executive Board, and has worked as a lecturer in tourism, as a primary school teacher and as a Cordon Bleu cook. Margi is the founder of StreetSmart SA.
su 2 004 copy greyscale crpd Su Birch - holds a BA Honours degree in English and Sociology from Stellenbosch University and a MBA from UCT. She has a distinguished track record in marketing and advertising.Su held the position of CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) from 2000 until the end of 2013. In 2014 she started her own business, Thinking Seahorses, and launched the wine tourism website, www.tastetrip.co.za. Su joined StreetSmart as a director on 12th February 2015. 
Bradley Bordiss 20131121 124806 1 crp Bradley Bordiss - holds a BCom (Hons) degree in Economics from UNISA and has submitted a dissertation in full requirement for examination in order to be awarded a Masters degree in Economics and Economic History from Rhodes University. As a member of Bordiss Properties Close Corporation, Bradley has twenty one years experience specialising in the leasing of retail properties.Bradley was President of the Cape Town Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1995 and Vice-President of Junior Chamber South Africa in 1996. He lives in Observatory, Cape Town with his wife and two children. Bradley joined StreetSmart as a director on 10 September 2013.

Annette 2008 Annette Cockburn – has 20 years of teaching experience and holds a BA, LTCL, Dip. Adult Ed., (UCT). Annette was the first Executive Director of The Homestead. She served as Chairperson of the Western Cape Street Children’s Forum (1990 – 2000) and also on the Inter-ministerial Committee on Youth at Risk, charged with the transformation of the Child and Youth Care System in South Africa. She has published extensively on street children, presented numerous papers both nationally and internationally, and is a passionate Children’s Rights activist. Annette is a founding member of StreetSmart SA.
Nils 2008  Nils Heckscher (Vice Chairman) - started his 33 year long hotelier career as a pageboy. Nils, a trained chef, worked in many positions in Berlin, Paris, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Cape and its people is where his passion lies. He is involved in various tourism structures. After running Winchester Mansions, a delightful Hotel in Sea Point, Nils started his own “sensible advisory service to hospitality businesses in Africa”, Not just Hotels. Nils is a founding member of StreetSmart SA.
LH picture20060314153545 190x500q60 Leonard Hersch - studied law and graduated with a BA LLB in 1972. He was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1975 and later also a notary. Leonard did politically orientated work, amongst which was to assist political prisoners on Robben Island between 1973 to 1976. Leonard is at present a partner at Maurice Phillips / Wisenberg, practicing property law. He also serves on the Board of the Cape Town Series, promoting world class chamber music to Cape Town. Leonard joined StreetSmart as a director on 27th October 2009.
Sabelo DSCF2927 em Sabelo Mzanywa - studied at UWC and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Sabelo has distinguished himself as a trusted strategic thinker to high profile politicians and is interested in Government Relations and Stakeholder Management. He served as a strategic advisor to two Cabinet Ministers and managed the Office of the Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly in Parliament. He brings strategic thinking, and understanding of the political environment. Sabelo currently holds the position of area commissioner of the Correctional Services for the West Coast area. Sabelo joined StreetSmart as a director on 29th January 2013.
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Marion Thomas - is a qualified social worker and holds a post-graduate honours degree specializing in Social Policy and Management from UCT. Her first passion is child protection and she is a Protective Behaviours facilitator, a prevention programme that aims to empower children against abuse. 

Marion’s frustration with the lack of information for social workers in this area, led her to form the Western Cape Social Workers Forum- an online platform of information for professional practitioners in the field of social development. She is also an active member of Toastmasters International and is a qualified Distinguished Toastmaster. Marion joined StreetSmart as a director on 01 July 2016.

 Nils W Nils Warner - has over 40 years of shipping experience as agent and broker, dealing mainly with Scandinavian Ship Owners. Having served in South Africa, Hong Kong and London. Nils acted as Honorary Consul for Norway and Sweden since 1992. Nils joined StreetSmart as a director on 26 June 2015. 


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