Mignon Hardie (Chairperson)

Mignon Hardie is the executive director of the FunDza Literacy Trust, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to growing a culture of reading and writing among South African teens and young adults, and she is a director of Cover2Cover Books, an independent publisher. She is passionate about social development and is keen for her work to contribute towards building a more equitable, healthy society. She has a BA (English and Economics) from UCT and an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.


Shelley von Seidel (Treasurer)

Shelley von Seidel holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2006.  She also has a B.A Degree majoring in English and Economics. Shelley has worked as an accountant for the First Rand Group and is currently a director at Showerline (Pty) Ltd. She is an avid reader and so is passionate about how childhood literacy is a vital cornerstone in a child’s education.


Tracey Chiappini-Young

Tracey Chiappini-Young is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) with twenty years of diverse business management, brand strategy and investment management experience.