African Impact’s Service Learning team is a diverse mix of talents and skills that together form a cohesive and dynamic unit. The combination of strengths found in our HQ and field teams ensures that our programs are developed and run in a manner that seeks to reinforce our guiding vision and goals, and provides an exceptional support base to our participants.
Greg Bows, Director
Greg’s most powerful strength is ideation; he finds connections and new perspectives everywhere. He’s passionately involved in research and development and is constantly looking to create something new or improve something that already exists.
His focus on the future and ability to galvanize those around him to action makes him both a natural leader and an invaluable team member; lending his unique outlooks to help others find solutions and make sound decisions.
Andrew Procter, Managing Director
Andrew leads the company day to day; his ability to apply rigorous logic is a vital asset to our team. Particularly in the development of new projects or potential new partnerships, Andrew challenges ideas and assumptions, recognizes value, and establishes linkages until what we are left with is tangible and sound.
His objectivity, combined with his strong individualization abilities means that Andrew has a unique ability to help the team be greater than the sum of its parts.
Ronel Stevens, Head of Academic Operations
Ronel is strongest in the face of new challenges. As a learner, she is invaluable to the team in that she constantly seeks out new developments, trends and best practice in our fields, and challenges our products and methods against them. When this strength is combined with her strong relater abilities, she enthusiastically shares her knowledge, skills and ideas with the team.
She builds relationships with energy and authenticity, and is eager to gain a genuine understanding of the needs and goals of our partners and invest her time and knowledge them. Always prepared to set her broad range of competencies to task in uncharted territory, Ronel provides a crucial link between concept and execution.
Michelle Procter, Head of Sustainability
Michelle is strongest in her capacity as a relater; she naturally builds strong, meaningful relationships with people and values their continuation. Further, as an individualizer, she patiently observes each person’s motivations, goals and strengths and assigns significant weight to each.
Her passion for Africa and positive change is profound, and as a result, Michelle helps our team capitalize on their talents and is expertly placed to marry the goals of the organisation, our partners, affiliates and valued participants, and ensure that these remain the guiding considerations in all we do.
Joshua Read, Head of Web Development
Joshua is best described as a developer; he has the ability to see the potential in others and instinctively helps those around him embrace their talents and achieve their goals. Currently a doctoral candidate studying Strategic Leadership with a focus on organizational leadership, Joshua is able to contextualize high-level matters.
Combined with his strengths in individualization and achievement, he helps the team clarify visions and stay focused on objectives.
Natascha Gibson, Relationship Manager
Natascha’s key strength is positivity. She brings energy and optimism to the team, rousing those around her to give 100% to the task at hand. She possesses a keen understanding of people, and is able to build strong, cohesive teams and create productive environments where people are enthusiastic and comfortable to be open with their ideas and opinions.
Combined with her strong empathy and development characteristics, Natascha ensures that the team stays motivated and keeps moving forward.
Responsibility and consistency are strengths every organisation looks for in their financial managers, and they’re strengths that Natalie embodies. Tasked with balancing the financial needs of our projects and the financial considerations of our participants, Natalie’s conscientiousness and impeccable ethics make her the perfect fit for African Impact.
Her harmonious approach and exceptional communication abilities ensure that the development and management teams remain confident in our operational ability and the future.