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Photograph of Peter WillisPeter Willis, Director, CISL South African Office

Peter Willis is Director of the South African office of CISL, which was established in 2002 to design and run executive seminars in the region. In this role he organises and chairs the Cape Town seminar of The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme. He is also involved in designing sustainability learning programmes for multinational corporations in and outside Africa. From 1999 to 2002 Peter was Executive Director of The Natural Step in South Africa, an international NGO consulting to businesses and local authorities on sustainability strategy. Prior to that he was Programme Manager at the Environmental Monitoring Group in Cape Town, focusing on setting up dialogues between legislators, industry and affected communities, particularly in the mining sector. Peter has a degree in Modern History from Oxford and in Education from London University. During the 1980s and early 1990's he ran a number of businesses in the UK. He moved to Cape Town with his South African-born wife in 1993.

Photograph of Mada de KokMagda de Kok, Operations Manager, CISL South African Office

Magda de Kok is Operations Manager of CISL's South African office. She joined The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme in May 2002, after being with the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business for five years. There she ran a research programme in entrepreneurship and was instrumental in sourcing the funding and setting up of the UCT Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Previously she was involved in the Language Facilitation Programme at the University of the Free State. Magda holds qualifications in anthropology and languages from the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of South Africa.

Elspeth DonovanElspeth Donovan, Deputy Director, CISL South African Office

Having joined CISL in 2008, Elspeth is also a tutor on the Anglo American Advanced Social Management programme. From 2003–2006 she was the director of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School MBA. She was instrumental in the introduction of the Modular MBA programme and introduced ‘The Role of Business in Society’ as an integrating course on the MBA. From 2006 she was an independent executive education consultant. She designed and directed various leadership programmes for companies through the UCT Graduate School of Business. Elspeth also led the design of the entire curriculum for TSIBA Education, an innovative Cape Town business school for students from impoverished backgrounds and is Chair of the Board of Christel House South Africa, a privately run school for children from impoverished backgrounds. Elspeth has a BSc and an MBA from University of Cape Town.

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