Graeme & Tami Wright
CEO and assistant ceo
Graeme and Tami Wright are both qualified school teachers with over 25 years of experience working with children. They have been the CEO’s of iKhethelo Children’s Village for over 5 Years. On 1 September 2021, Graeme and Tami stepped into a new role as CEO’s of both iKhethelo and Lily of the Valley.
Graeme and Tami are passionate leaders, with big hearts for vulnerable children. Their expertise in education and experience working with orphaned and vulnerable children is invaluable.
Zodwa has been working with children, youth and caregivers since November 2010. She is heading the social work department and her duties include caring and protecting children from all kinds of abuse, training staff on child protection policies, providing therapeutic services to children and youth and to ensure that all children’s basic needs are met. Zodwa is very passionate about her social work duties and she enjoys caring and empowering the children and youth to make a difference in their lives
Baba Thula has been with Lily since May 2014 as Operation’s Manager. In April 2019 he took on a new mantle as the Village Manager, where he’s in charge of the day to day Village requirements, as well as the more important role of ensuring the wellbeing of the children. He plays an active role in their daily issues and helps the support team in developing the children.
Angela joined the Lily Team initially in a temporary capacity in the fundraising department, but is now staying on. She has been involved in the NGO business for the last 15 years, predominantly on the finance and admin side of the organizations. Her years of experience of connecting with donors and supporters in this capacity will stand her in good stead as she takes on the challenging position of Fundraiser – a challenge she aims to succeed at. She cares deeply about vulnerable children and the plight of the disadvantaged and this is one area where her work can make a difference in helping to provide a stable home and “family” for the next generation.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Alasdair Yuill is Chairman of the Board of Lily of the Valley. He worked for IBM for 19 years holding senior positions in IBM South Africa and IBM France and is currently the owner of a local software house. He is a member of Christchurch North Coast and believes strongly in the “family” as the ordained building block of society. Alasdair believes that Lily must be a loving Christian family for children who are victims of our broken communities and HIV/AIDS as well as being an efficiently run organisation.