HIVSA Board of Directors

JUDITH CHINKUMBI (Chairperson) holds Advanced Company Law II(Wits University), MBA - Henley Business School(UK), Advanced Diploma in Project Management(UK),
Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators(UK) and Practical Accounting Diploma(SA)

Judith is Performance-driven, self-motivated and innovative individual with demonstrated ability to effectively plan,
manage and execute business goals and objectives.
Has vast experience in company secretarial work in the financial services industry at a very senior level and her exposure to management consulting, fund management and insurance industry has enabled her to be an effective results oriented business partner, leader and team player in the workplace.

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Judith is currently Head of Secretariat for the AFS Insurance Group at Absa Bank.
Her portfolio consisting of 32 entities including four insurance businesses in four African countries (Mozambique, Kenya, Botswana and Zambia.) She is responsible for the 23 boards cross the AFS Group.

Board Memberships and Professional Bodies Memberships of Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators – UK,
Board member and Chairman for Amref Health Africa and Board member of the Amref International Board, Board member of Sešego Cares – a not for profit organization,
Board secretary of Pat Francis Trust – a not for profit organization, Member of the Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400.



Yashmita Naidoo (CEO) is a social worker by profession. While her initial work experience was centred around child protection she has gained considerable experience working in the fields of training and issues related to HIV since joining the HIVSA team in 2008. In the time that she has been with HIVSA, she was responsible for the establishment of HIVSAs training department. She has also had oversight of HIVSAs Community Systems Strengthening programme which included the five year Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) Support Programme funded by PEPFAR. Yashmita is passionate about community development and in empowering communities to take ownership of challenges and arrive at sustainable solutions. She is currently an Executive Member of the Yezingane Network that represents the children’s sector at the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)..



Neo Mohajane holds a BA Honours Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of the Free State. She is passionate about the development sector, particularly issues of children, youth and women, poverty alleviation, skills development and the eradication of HIV and AIDS. Her career has spanned over various sectors, including Early Childhood Development, Farmworker rights, health research and health communications, fundraising and HIV and AIDS advocacy and programming. Neo says “I am excited to be joining the Board of HIVSA, having worked in the organisation for the past 2 years (as a member of management team) and believing in the vision and mission of the organisation.”



Krisen Pather has worked at an executive level in development and mainstream communication, media and broadcast. He joined Times Media TV as a Producer in 1997 and played a strategic role in the organisation’s growth strategy, extending the footprint for edutainment content and spearheading social behaviour change communication (SBCC) initiatives. Through his various roles as Producer (Effect Media), Business Development Executive (Ochre Media), Divisional Head (Ochre Communications), Chief Executive (Ochre Active) and Development Executive (Ochre Moving Pictures), he has been involved in developing a range of broadcast programs , strategic integrated communication solutions and social behaviour change campaigns Krisen is the Head of Edutainment for Ochre Media and is one of the founding members and co-channel heads of the Good Life Network ( SA’s first health, fitness and lifestyle channel). Krisen Pather is a BSoc Sc (UCT) graduate and has completed TV Production programs at Thames Valley University and St Martin’s College (UK).



Lawrence Nachito is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Business Leader with over 20 years’ experience gained in commercial, retail and the financial industry. He has the experience of being a Group Financial Director in the financial services as well as in the Commercial Gaming Sector, a Chief Executive Officer in the public sector, a Chief Operations Officer in a research organisation as well as Non- Executive Directorship and board committee experience. His skills include executive management and board level experience. He is currently the Group CFO of an NGO with a footprint in several countries.




Siraaj Adams is a qualified pharmacist with a master’s degree in Public Health, as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA) degree. He has vast experience in the field of HIV and AIDS and particularly in digital health through Senior Management positions held at various Non-governmental organisations. Siraaj’s expertise lies in the fields of business and product development and e- Health. He has further held both executive and non- executive board positions throughout the span of his career. .