Meet the Team

We are a family of passionate, young professionals who are committed to creating a world where all young people have the self-belief, freedom and ability to create a positive future for and with each other. We work hard. We play hard. And, together, we make our mark and empower others to make theirs.

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Natasha Asbury

Chief Programs Officer

Experience in therapeutic counseling, facilitation, programmatic design and monitoring and evaluation. Joined enke in 2013, developing all M&E frameworks and systems now heads our Programs. Degrees in the Psychological Studies of Social Work and Clinical Practice in Social Work from the University of Cape Town. Worked in refugee and forced migrant rights programs and sexual gender based violence awareness initiatives. Music and Anime fanatic.

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Rufaro Mudimu

Chief Executive Officer

Experience in communications, fundraising, program development, facilitation. Joined enke in 2012 as a Communications Intern, later became Programs Manager and headed programs before being appointed CEO in 2015. BA (Hons) International Development Studies & Communications Studies, Certificate in Non-Profit Management from York University, Canada; Social Entrepreneurship Certificate, Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria). Media/News Junkie, Movie fanatic, pan-Africanist.

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Kingsley Kipury

Chief Operations Officer

Experience in financial management, HR and financial sustainability. Started in 2009 as a volunteer facilitator, then Finance Manager in 2012, then appointed COO in 2014. Bachelor of Business Science in Economic from Monash University with scholarships for Academic Excellence; Social Entrepreneurship Certificate from Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria), winner of PP Vilakazi Award for Demonstrated Leadership. Host of the Daily Maverick Show on CliffCentral.Com.

Board of Directors

enke: Make Your Mark is governed by a Board of Directors that oversees the strategy and activities of the organisation’s management to ensure that a transparent system of governance is implemented.

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Laureen Rwatirera

Chairperson of the enke Board. Global Head of Learning, Naspers. Organisational Development, HR, Strategy and Leadership expert.

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Pip Wheaton

Co-Founder, enke: Make Your Mark. Oxford MBA Candidate, Skoll Scholar, Ashoka Fellow. Expert in Fundraising, Strategy and Leadership.

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Palesa Mabidilala

Founder / CEO, Enzi Africa.  Specialist in SMME development, enterprise funding & non-financial support, business coaching and management.

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Gugu McLaren

Senior Specialist, Discovery. Academic and professional background in gender studies, sustainability, development, transformation and social issues. Experience in corporate social investment and NGO board governance.

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Lungile Mahluza

Associate Director, Deloitte (Chief of Staff to the Deloitte Africa Chief Executive). Expertise in Information Technology, business model design, corporate governance, organisation design and implementation, project management and strategic change management.

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Chrischar Rock

Research, Monitoring & Education Consultant. Expertise in education, monitoring & evaluation, curriculum development, and civil society.