City of Joburg

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo


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Ms Mpadi Makgalo

Ms Makgalo is the Founder and CEO of Harambe Advisory Services (HAS). MsMakgalohas over 18 years of experience in non-profit administration and planning, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, business development and social impact.

She provides strategic vision and leadership of Harambe’s innovated scalable solutions and oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Harambe’s national and global field operations, including; business development, consulting, marketing, and stakeholder management.

Ms Makgalo is corporate social investment and development expert with M.Sc. in Health Education and MPhil in Economic Development Studies. Dynamic, results-oriented professional with over 18 years of progressive and diverse experience as a technical director, manager, strategist, technical advisor, and evaluator of health and development programs. Expertise in managing complex global, regional, and country-level programs, including managing program technical, operational, and financial aspects.

Demonstrated competence in fund management coordinating and collaborating with a broad range of multidisciplinary partners including governments, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector. Proven ability to conduct research, analyse and communicate results, and use evidence to influence policy change and improvement of health systems.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (Hons.) from Nipissing University (Canada), and Master’s Degree in Development Education from the University of Sussex (UK). She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (Aspen Global Leadership Network) and a member of the African Leadership Network.

Ms Makgalo has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo since the 16th March 2017