Marcela Guerrero Casas

Programme Lead

Marcela is a Programme Lead at the EDP with a focus on resilience, waste management, food security and climate change.

Marcela is a co-founder and former managing director of Open Streets Cape Town. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Mobility. Marcela holds a Masters in Public Administration and International Affairs from Syracuse University and has worked in policy and advocacy for over ten years. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and has lived and worked in South Africa since 2006.

Marcela can be contacted at or on +27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Vuyisa Mbayi


Project Manager

Vuyisa is project manager for the EDP’s safety programme. He helps to organise and facilitate workshops and meetings as well as support capacity building, reporting and learning processes.

Vuyisa has a background in project management, designing and delivering grassroots campaigns, training and facilitation within the non-governmental sector, with a focus on equal access to education. He has an interest in public administration and enabling entities to navigate the public sector.

Vuyisa can be contacted at or on +27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Andrew Boraine


Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Boraine is the CEO of the EDP. He has been involved in South Africa’s local government, urban and economic development and transition processes for the past 35 years, as activist, advisor, negotiator, government planner, city manager, chief executive, facilitator, communicator, writer and photographer.

See Andrew's full profile on Wikipedia


Andrew can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200. 

Ashoek Adhikari


Chairman of the EDP Board
Associate at Balrd’s CMC

Ashoek Adhikari is an associate at BaIrd's CMC, an international consultancy group.  Prior to that he was the general counsel at Media24, a subsidiary of Naspers.

As an attorney, he first established his own practice in Cape Town, and then moved into the public sector, where he held various positions in the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape.  His last position there, before moving to Media24, was that of the chief operative officer in the Office of the Premier.

He remains active in the governance of the attorney’s profession. He chaired the Law Society of South Africa’s transformation committee and served on the Minister of Justice’s steering committee to draft the transformation charter for the attorney’s profession. He is currently the chairperson of the audit and compliance committee of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund.

He is also deputy chair of the Isandla Institute and serves on the board of Accelerate Cape Town.

Barbara Hogan


Previous Minister of Public Enterprises and Minister of Health

Named as one of the 100 most influential thinkers in the world by Time magazine in 2011, Barbara has vast experience working within government and civil society as well as the private sector. She has a deep understanding of economics and applied economics (subjects she studied during her 10 years in prison on charges of High Treason for her political work for the ANC).

Barbara served as the Secretary-General of the ANC in Gauteng (1990 to 1992) before joining the Development Bank of Southern Africa in 1993.  She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 2008, appointed Minister of Health in 2008 and as Minister of Public Enterprises from 2009 to 2010.

She is a respected national leader with a deep commitment to the Western Cape, where she now lives.

Gill Cullinan


Operations Executive

Gill Cullinan is the Operations Executive at the EDP. She works closely with the CEO to develop and implement the organisational strategy; manages the portfolio of programmes; and leads the team of Programme Leads.

Gill is a professional Town and Regional Planner with extensive experience working with local, regional and national government on developmental issues, resilience, human settlements, environmental planning, collaboration and governance matters; and stakeholder engagement processes. Gill holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UCT, and is an Ecodistricts practitioner. Gill has worked as a writer and editor for local and international magazines, as well as a planner for MCA Urban and Environmental Planners.

Gill can be contacted at, or on +27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Dhiresh Ramklass


Principal Technical Advisor at
National Treasury

Dhiresh consults in the economic field of development. He has advised clients at all levels of government and championed the launch of the Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN), which involved South Africa’s three major economic regions with their metropolitan and their provincial economic development representatives. He is an active connector of economic stakeholders and networks to improve economic literacy and enhanced collaboration for improved economic results.

Estelle Cloete

Strategy Executive

Estelle spent twenty years in the private sector, and has worked as an independent consultant and part-time academic.

Estelle is currently the Strategy Executive at the EDP.  In this role she contributes to stakeholder relationships and the outward-facing activities of the organisation.  Estelle also works directly on some of the EDP programmes, such as the Whole of Society Approach.  

Estelle can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200

Lance Greyling

Director of Trade and Investment
in the Mayor’s Office at the
City of Cape Town

Lance Greyling is the Director of Trade and Investment in the Mayor’s Office at the City of Cape Town. He spend eleven years as a National Member of Parliament for the Independent Democrats, and serves on the boards of Wesgro and Bulunbula Incubator (an NGO based in the Eastern Cape which creates models for sustainable rural development).

Letebele Masemola-Jones


Letebele Masemola-Jones has extensive experience in Management, Public Relations and Administration, having worked in communications and stakeholder relations.  She has also worked in the film and television industries, producing both films and documentaries, as well as in philanthropy and the oil and gas industries.

Most recently she has worked for the South African Parliament, where she has been involved in all areas of people management, project management, media campaigns, internal and external communications campaigns, and strategy development, planning and implementation. 

Letebele’s views overlap with the core values of the EDP, in her belief that partnerships need to be built across society to contribute to growth and visible transformation.

Libby Ferrandi


Project Manager

Libby is a Marketing and Law graduate.  She has over twenty years’ experience in the private sector, with a significant amount of that time spent working in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia, and in African countries outside of South Africa.

Libby’s focus within the EDP is on its marketing and communications.  She also provides support in the design and delivery of EDP workshops and engagements, and helps deliver elements of the EDP’s knowledge generation programme.

Libby can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Lodewyk van Heerden


Project Manager

Lodewyk is an MBA graduate with extensive management experience in the private sector, locally and internationally, predominantly in the FMCG, manufacturing and retail industries. His focus has been on capturing the value existing between the silos of organisation.

Within the EDP, Lodewyk focuses on the Saldanha Bay area, and specifically on the revitalisation of the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCBDC), and on capacity building with the Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM). 

Lodewyk can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Lorraine Adriaans


Office Assistant

Lorraine Adriaans is the EDP Office Assistant.  Her position includes a number of office support roles, including cleaning and event support. 

Outside of the EDP, Lorraine is actively involved in a broad range of community fundraising initiatives and community events. 

Lorraine can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Natashia Emmett


Programme Co-ordinator

Natashia is the EDP Programmes Co-ordinator, focusing on support for the donor and funder reporting processes. She also provides technical and logistics support for the EDP Programme Leads, and ensures the smooth running of internal reporting and programme tracking.

Natashia has extensive experience in the NGO sector, having occupied various administrative and project co-ordination roles in this arena.

Natashia can be contacted at on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Zaakirah Braaf 

Programme Administrator

Zaakirah is the programme administrator for the EDP.  In this vital role, she provides both technical and administrative support to the full EDP team, including handling the logistics and tools for the team’s workshops and other engagements. 

Zaakirah also provides support to the communications function within the EDP, with a focus on social media and the EDP website.

Zaakirah can be contacted on, or on 
+27 (0) 21 832 0200

Paul Hoffman


Project Manager

Paul represents the EDP in the Garden Route, helping to build a shared economic vision in collaboration with the district and local municipalities as well as with stakeholders in the private sector.

Paul Hoffman has a Master’s degree in Marketing Management and almost 35 years of experience in a number of disciplines, including business and marketing strategies, export development, and enterprise development. He has worked across a broad range of sectors, managing his own business, and working in large corporations and as a lecturer.

Paul can be contacted at, or on +27 (0) 82 577 5302.

Pearl Yekela


Office Administrator

As office administrator, Nontyatyambo Pearl Yekela supports the EDP with administrative functions, provides support to the business manager and oversees logistics support to workshops and other EDP events.

Pearl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and has more than four years’ experience volunteering in the non-profit sector.

Pearl can be contacted at, or on +27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Rhonda Snyders


Executive Assistant

Rhonda provides administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer, Operations Executive and Business Manager. She serves as liaison to the board of directors and senior management team, organises and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts, and provides support to programmes and projects.

Rhonda can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200

Rushka Ely


Programme Lead

Rushka is a Programme Lead at the EDP with a focus on providing partnering solutions and collaborative processes to address challenges at local, town and city levels. Her programmes include the Safety and Garden Route Development Partnership programmes.

Rushka has over eight years’ experience in working with local and regional governments, as well as the private and non-governmental sectors and has worked on a range of developmental challenges such as economic development, regional collaboration, housing, urban development, and governance. She brings her experience of working within the South African government, specifically as part of the green economy team at the Western Cape Government to her role at the EDP.

Rushka is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Development Policy and Practice, and is particularly interested in the role of public governance innovation as a mechanism for systems change.

Rushka can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Selwyn Willoughby 

Programme Lead

Selwyn is a Programme Lead at the EDP, where his key role is to design and implement projects and initiatives, with a specific focus on supporting the City of Cape Town. 

He has extensive executive management and leadership experience, having focused on developing strategies with their end users in mind, and on leading numerous teams of senior experts in a variety of fields. He has worked with national governments, international agencies and private enterprise in East and Southern Africa, the West Indian Ocean States, the Middle East, the Philippines, India and many other countries, as well as a broad range of international agencies.

Selwyn graduated with a Master’s degree in Geography and Environmental Science and has worked in the biodiversity conservation sector for many years.  

Selwyn can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200

Stacey Hendricks


Business Manager

Stacey focuses on the core operations of the EDP. She oversees the organisation’s office environment, and holds overall responsibility for finance and IT. While the largest portion of her work experience has been in the financial arena, she also brings an extensive knowledge of ICT operations to her role.

Stacey can be contacted at, or on
+27 (0) 21 832 0200.

Tebogo Naledi

Director of Institutional Business at the Old Mutual Investment Group

Tebogo Naledi is Managing Director of Old Mutual Investment Group, a South African based investment management business with close to $30bn in assets under management and part of JSE listed, Old Mutual Limited.

He has been with the Group for 3,5 years and has worked in the South African investment management industry for 23 years during which time he has occupied various leadership roles. He previously co-founded and was CEO of Afena Capital for 10 years and, prior to that, had worked at Investec Asset Management and Futuregrowth Asset Management.

Tebogo is a trustee of the Imfundo Trust, an Old Mutual Investment Group initiative to address the lack of black investment professionals in South Africa, and to increase the number of qualified black professionals in the asset management industry.

Thendo Mafame


Township Economies programme

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David Lakay 

David is a sole practitioner in the field of Accounting, Business Administration and Income Tax.  He also serves as the Independent Chairperson of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. He has previously held directorships of private companies in various business sectors, and has served on the Audit, Risk and Finance Committees of those companies and of the CCMA.