Jessica Rees-Jones

Executive Director

Jessica has over 15 years in Advancement and Development in South Africa, Africa and International activities including specialist consultant to Graca Machel Trust and CEO of the Royal Bafokeng Nation.

She has recently completed “Capacity Development in Multilateral Diplomacy for Africa” with DiploFoundation University of Malta and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA), studied Non Profit strategy with University of Stellenbosch and in process of her Masters with University of Malta in “21st Century Diplomacy”

She has participated and contributed to current issues in public speaking, facilitating and presenting at over 20 fora including CLEAR (Centre for Learning and Evaluation of Results), WITS ( University of Witwatersrand) and Rockefeller Foundation workshop on “The Role of Development partners and Institutional Funds in Impact Investment in South Africa/Africa with Royal Bafokeng Nation & Graca Machel Trust case studies.”

She has published on a broad range from Education, Social, Advocacy and Philanthropy topics in South Africa and cross border into Africa.