As Executive Director of Regency Foundation Networx, Richard provides leadership to achieve the foundation’s commitment to furthering the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He strives to be a catalyst for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable Africa and is actively engaged with the global business community, promoting the agenda of sustainability and inclusive business practice and working with companies to make strategic investments with a quantifiable return on investment. Richard’s experience working in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa has instilled in him a passion for holistic development and the vision to create IT’S AFRICA’S TIME. He is also one of the founders of INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AFRICA, a multi-stakeholder alliance designed to plan and implement innovative and inclusive business solutions for Africa.
Executive Producer and Managing Director
Shani is a jack of many trades and mixes her passion for development and creativity with a strategic focus on performance. With a background in business, she has spent the last 10 years working in the development field, managing the implementation of school and community based interventions with strict accountability and dynamic flexibility to meet the needs of an emerging social context. She is currently the Managing Director of Regency Foundation Networx and the Executive Producer of IT’S AFRICA’S TIME as well as an Executive MBA student at the UCT Graduate School of Business. Her focus is to drive the foundation’s agenda of Building Better Business through the development and implementation of tactical interventions aligned to corporate strategy and focused on delivering optimised stakeholder value. When she’s not juggling all of this, she is a keen yoga fanatic, a potter and a mom of two very delightful little people.
Head of Operations and Projects
With extensive work experience abroad, Spencer brings a range of multidisciplinary skills from training, evaluation and conflict resolution to IT, graphic design, TV & film production and marketing. As Regency’s chief operations and projects officer he drives the organisation’s strategy, ensuring operations at Regency’s Cape Town office runs like a well-oiled machine, always on hand to resolve any technical issues.
Spencer also manages marketing and communications, ensuring the social media campaign, online presence and fundraising initiatives align with our mission, and his comprehensive understanding of Inclusive Business practices, Corporate Social Investment and Sustainability ensures he is well equipped to provide sound and up to date advice on the issues.
A dad to two, wonderful little girls, he is often overheard sharing advice and tips on how to perform at your best with minimum sleep.