02February

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Inyathelo's founder and Director, Shelagh Gastrow, has announced her resignation.

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Dear friends and colleagues,

After 12 challenging and rewarding years at Inyathelo, the organisation’s founder, Shelagh Gastrow, has decided to resign to pursue new opportunities in the Philanthropy sector.  

Shelagh, who has led the organisation since its inception in September 2002, will continue in her role as Executive Director until a successor has been appointed. The Inyathelo Board of Trustees, led by myself, have implemented a recruitment and transition plan to ensure a smooth changeover.

Shelagh has made an invaluable contribution to South African civil society, higher education and the growth of philanthropy. It has been a great privilege to work with her. She has in every sense pioneered and developed the fields of Advancement and Philanthropy in our country, building Inyathelo into a formidable leader in these areas of work. Her enthusiasm, dedication, innovative thinking, professionalism and integrity has been a great asset to the organisation. We wish her all the very best with her new venture – a consultancy that will provide advice and support to individuals and companies that would like to become involved in philanthropic activity.

Shelagh leaves big shoes to fill but we are confident that, with her ongoing support and the continued commitment of the talented staff at Inyathelo, our new Civil Society Sustainability Centre will provide you all with a supportive, energetic, innovative and professional space to engage, share and learn. We all remain dedicated to ensuring the long term sustainability and independence of our vibrant civil society in South Africa.  

Applications for the position of Inyathelo Executive Director close on Friday 28 February 2015. Click here to download the job advertisement.

Kind regards

Zenariah Barends
Chair: Inyathelo Board of Trustees