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.
Incite co-founder and director, Nicola Robins has over 25 years of advisory experience and 15 years as a systemic coach. She has worked with teams and individuals in corporations, state owned enterprises and civil society in 15 countries, primarily in emerging markets. She is a certified shared value practitioner (UK), systemic constellations facilitator (SA) and has a masters in industrial environmental management from Yale (USA). She teaches at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Nicola’s work is informed by complexity theory, pre-industrial African traditions and embodied intelligence. She is an aspiring free-diver.
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 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.
Associate consultant, Joe Mwase has 26 years of corporate experience in automotive, retail and financial services. He has also worked in the public sector in economic development, tourism and nuclear regulation and with various civil society organizations since the 1980’s in politics, economics and education. His qualifications include an MBA and Masters in Commerce (UCT). Joe is a consultant in strategy and small business development and also lectures in Financial Management and Economics at the Vega School of Branding. He is inspired by the role of education in empowering individuals to rise beyond their current realities. He believes that leaders with purpose and integrity are a powerful catalyst in guiding institutions and people towards significance.
Associate consultant, Treve Jenkin has five years of experience in environment, sustainability and education. He has worked across public, private and civil-society organisations in roles of project management, research, communications and mentorship. Key project experiences include the 2010 FIFA World Cup Green Goal Programme, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Report South Africa, the WRC ‘Changing Practice’ short course, and Biodiversity Stewardship in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot (MPAH). He holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences; with electives in economics, politics and law (UCT). Additional certificates include public-speaking (ITC), sustainability strategy (Incite), permaculture design (SEED) and ArcGIS (GIMS).
As Incite’s business manager, Toni draws her skills from a diverse background in business management, training and scientific research. She has run two of her own small businesses (in the fields of experiential learning and wellness), lectured, and worked as a consultant in the specialist health and internal communications arenas. Following her undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, she completed postgraduate degrees and research at the University of Cape Town Medical School. Toni’s approach to her work and life is guided by an awe of the natural world – inspired to learn from its miraculous design and inter-connected harmony.