CMT’s Board of Directors is comprised of respected, seasoned advisors with a wealth of experience. They represent key areas of expertise such as health, finance and media production.
CMT is governed by its Board of Directors comprising of:
Lucilla Blankenberg is currently co-director of Community Media Trust, having joined the organisation in 2000 as a transcriber. She has occupied many roles within the business and played an integral role in building CMT. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of South Africa, Lucilla embraced her enduring passion for storytelling through film and has since completed a Sithengi masterclass in directing, as well as a course in production with Binger Filmlab.
Nisha Naidoo (Chairperson)
Nisha Naidoo has more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international ﬁlm and television industries. She holds a MBA Degree from Manchester Business School in the UK with a specialisation in the Business of Entertainment from USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, where she studied ﬁlm ﬁnancing, distribution, marketing, new technologies and agenting with Hollywood studio and industry professionals. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Video Production from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Dr Funeka Bango is a medical doctor with an extensive portfolio in treating and managing infectious diseases. In 2012, she received the hallmark of positive healthcare with a listing in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for her contribution towards the ﬁght against HIV. She is currently working towards a PhD in Health Economics with a focus on public health interventions and is passionate about equity in access to healthcare.
Also on the boards for Ditikeni Investment Company Limited, HWB Communications, and a trustee of the Board of Social Change Assistance Trust, Deena Bosch works with OpenUp in the ActionTakers programme and assists Black Sash with its community-based monitoring programme. Deena is also a coordinating committee member for Reclaim the City, and previously held a senior role at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
Allen Carelse is a Chartered Accountant with 18 years’ of experience in a broad range of ﬁnance functions. He has held senior ﬁnancial roles at multi-national firms. Allen is also a passionate entrepreneur and is involved in several business ventures, as well as being a partner at an accounting practice that oﬀers outsourced accounting services to businesses of all sizes, including not-for-proﬁt organisations.
Amid several specialised diplomas, Dikeledi Mosime holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. As a full-time entrepreneur, and owner of promotional packaging business, TIN-PAC, Dikeledi contributes invaluable leadership and self-development skills to CMT. She is the founder of Green Coaching Networks, a not-for-proﬁt life skills organisation, providing coaching and corporate management skills to graduates who are new to the corporate world.
Although her core competence as a chartered accountant is focused on financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and auditing, Anine Pheiffer has spent more than a decade working in the petroleum industry across various departments of the fuels value chain, and is currently the strategy director and general manager at Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.