CMT’s Board of Directors is comprised of respected, seasoned advisers 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:
Dr Funeka Bango is a medical doctor with extensive experience in primary health care. She was the Managing Director of Aid for AIDS, a managed care HIV programme. Dr Bango is passionate about equity in access to healthcare with a particular focus on infectious diseases. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the top 200 young South Africans for her contribution towards the fight against HIV. Dr Bango is currently working towards a PhD in Health Economics.
Lucilla Blankenberg has always wanted to tell stories and found film to be her ideal medium. Having completed her studies by obtaining a BA Communications through the University of South Africa, she took a chance and bought her edit suite and camera and taught herself the basics of filmmaking. She has since completed a master class in directing through Sithengi and a producer course through the Binger Filmlab’s Project 10. Lucilla is currently the director of the media-based non-profit organisation Community Media Trust – having joined the company in 2000 as a transcriber and worked her way up to her current role.
Deena works with OpenUp in the ActionTakers programme. She also assists Black Sash with its Community Based Monitoring Programme. Deena serves on the coordinating committee of Reclaim the City. Previously she worked as a senior staff member at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Deena serves as a director on the boards of Ditikeni Investment Company Limited, HWB Communications and as a trustee of the Board of Social Change Assistance Trust.
Allen is a Chartered Accountant who has 18 years’ experience in a broad range of finance functions. He has held senior financial roles at multi-national giants. He is also a passionate entrepreneur and is involved in several business ventures, including being a partner in an accounting practice offering outsourced accounting services to businesses of all sizes as well as non-profit organisations.
Dikeledi holds a BA degree in Economics and Political Science. She also has several diplomas including a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising. Her latest qualification is a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She is a full-time entrepreneur, owning a promotional packaging business called TIN-PAC. Her vision for the company is to become a market leader for all promotional packaging in metal in the Southern African market and later growing into the rest of Africa. Dikeledi’s life work is inspirational leadership and teaching self-development. She is the founder of Green Coaching Networks, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on coaching and teaching life skills, as well as corporate management skills to graduates who are new to the corporate world. She sees this as the opportunity to reinvest in society.
Nisha has more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international film and television industries. Nisha has a MBA Degree from Manchester Business School in the UK, with a specialisation in the Business of Entertainment from the School of Cinematic Arts and Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California 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.
Anine is a Chartered Accountant and has 12 years of Petroleum industry experience. Although her core technical competence is focused on Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation and Auditing/Compliance, she has worked across various departments throughout the fuels value chain and holds the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing Support at Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.