Meet Our Team

SAYes has a board of trustees in the UK and USA as well as in 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 and USA arms of the organisation serve as funding partners why 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 match support team includes trained facilitators who work closely with the youth, mentors, child care facilities and resource partners.