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Elspeth Donovan Interim Director, South Africa Office

Elspeth Donovan, Interim Director, South Africa Office

Elspeth is the Deputy Director of our South Africa Office. Elspeth directs the CISL Sustainability Practitioner Programme in South Africa and is bringing her knowledge and experience to the first Australian programme. Elspeth was formerly director of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business MBA programme and is currently a tutor on the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership and on the Anglo American Advanced Social Management Programme.


From 1999 to 2003, Elspeth directed the Associate in Management (AIM) programme at University of Cape Town’s Graduate School and then from 2003 to 2006 she was the director of the MBA. She designed and directed various leadership development programmes for companies through the UCT Graduate School of Business from 2006 to 2008 before joining CISL. Elspeth is on the Board of Christel House South Africa, a privately run school for children from impoverished backgrounds.

“I am inspired by the many unsung heroes in Africa working towards a society that allows current and future generations to flourish within the limits of a finite planet.”