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Jonathon Hanks
Partner

Jonathon Hanks has over 25 years of advisory and advocacy experience, working with companies, intergovernmental bodies, investors and NGOs in more than 30 countries.  Jonathon has played an active role in driving corporate accountability both globally and in South Africa: he was instrumental in bringing the CDP to South Africa; recently convened the three-year GRI Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting; and served on technical steering committees to the IIRC and on the international Corporate Reporting Dialogue. He also chaired the multi-stakeholder negotiations on the text of ISO 26000, securing consensus – from more than 95 countries, 45 global organisations and 450 experts – on the international guidance standard on social responsibility. He is a teaching fellow on various executive and MBA programmes, and a regularly invited conference speaker and facilitator. He is a keen kite-surfer and skier, and aspiring trail-runner.

Nicola Robins
Partner

Nicola has spent 25+ years helping largescale organisations shape their response to polycrisis. She uses an adaptive approach to strategy and addresses the cognitive processes that underlie people’s ability to make sense, decide and act within their organisational role. She has worked with leaders, practitioners and teams in 15 countries, primarily in emerging markets. She was taught by pioneers of Industrial Ecology (Yale School of the Environment, 1994), Impact Assessment (Professor Richard Fuggle, UCT) and Shared Value strategy (Harvard Professor Mark Kramer, 2013). She blends contemporary complexity science with the cognitive technologies of traditional African diviners to help people find better ways forward in uncertainty. Nicola’s tools include those of The Cynefin Company (founded by Dave Snowden), Organisational Constellations and pattern-based methods based on traditional African practices. Nicola is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Trinity Business College, Dublin. She lives in Cape Town, a short walk from the edge of the Great African Seaforest.

Jacqui Dixon
Associate

Jacqui Dixon has 18 years of experience in the sustainability field and 12 years working with the private sector in Asia and South Africa.  She was the Sustainability Director for one of the largest global seafood companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore, and also worked as Country Director of CSR Asia in Hong Kong specializing in environmental and supply chain policies, audits, stakeholder engagement, training and reporting. She has been involved in government / private sector initiatives, including as Co-Chair of a food security working group under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation  (APEC), as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Oceans, and as an advisor to The Mekong Club on business approaches to fight human trafficking and slavery in the seafood industry. She co-founded the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition and remains on their Steering Committee. She holds a MProf in Leadership for Sustainable Development, a BSC (Hons) in Environmental Sciences and recently completed a part-time postgraduate diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies. She is a breath-based mindfulness instructor and a Trustee for Outward Bound South Africa.

Katya Soggot
Associate

Katya has significant experience as a researcher, analyst and writer having worked in this field over the last twelve years. She has been a key member of Incite’s sustainability advisory activities since 2005, with a focus on writing sustainability reports, working with clients in the mining, telecommunications, financial, retail and petrochemical sectors across Africa. Prior to joining Incite, she worked for four years with Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications consultancy. Katya has an MA in History of Art and Italian from the University of Edinburgh, and is a record-holding trail runner.

Treve Jenkin
Associate

Treve Jenkin is a versatile sustainability specialist with 12 years of experience and a BSc (Honours) in Environmental & Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town. He has worked across government, civil society, academia, and industry in roles involving research, communications, education, administration, project management, and advisory. For the past six years, Treve has partnered with Incite to advance corporate sustainability thinking and practice. As an Incite Associate, he helps companies better understand sustainable value creation, analyse their sustainability performance, develop content for annual reports, and align disclosures with key standards. His experience in this role extends across industries in emerging markets, including: chemicals, energy, fashion, finance, food, logistics, mining, and retail. Currently, Treve is actively exploring interests at the intersection of business management and sustainability innovation. He has recently taken on business administration responsibilities for the Incite consultancy, enrolled in ThePowerMBA program, participated in the Start-Up Mundi Game Experience, and is researching the application of AI to ESG disclosure.