Meet Our Team

SAYes has a board of trustees in the UK and South Africa. Each board brings advanced skills, creativity, passion and experience to the SAYes vision, ensuring our team on the ground continues to deliver excellence through effective philanthropy. Board members include international philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, accomplished academics, and authors; as well as legal, financial and business advisors. Board members are active in managing various portfolio committees made up of teams drawn annually from their own networks, from loyal supporters abroad, as well as from SAYes mentors keen to do even more. The UK arm of the organisation serves as a funding partner while the organisation in South Africa runs the programmes’ operations.

The programme team in South Africa is led by Michelle Potter (Executive Director & Co-Founder) and Andrew Dellis (Operations Director). Our programme support team includes trained facilitators who work closely with the youth, mentors, child care facilities and resource partners.