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Meet Our Team

Steven Hawes

Chief Executive Officer

Steven is the Chief Executive Officer of EDP. His core responsibility is developing strategies for, and overseeing the operations of our Reporting, Advisory and Management & Administration divisions.

He also acts as a specialist advisor in the fields of Economic Development, Community Operations and B-BBEE.

Steven is an economist by training and has a particular focus on the catalysing effects of large-scale infrastructure development projects on industrial and community development in the developing world.

Jon Mulcahy

Chief Operations Officer

Jon is the Chief Operations Officer at EDP. He is responsible for the establishment and implementation of processes across the EDP group companies and the positioning of the group.

Jon also advises on the formulation and implementation of Economic Development and B-BBEE strategies.

Jon is an attorney and, prior to EDP, worked in-house at an investment holding company and in practice as a corporate attorney.

Jon focusses on commercial solutions and sustainability as a catalyst for economic growth.

Joshua Goldin

Head of Reporting

Joshua is the Head of Reporting at EDP, being involved primarily in managing the Economic Development Reporting Unit. This involves the compilation of ED Reports that are sent to the IPP Office every quarter. He has also been involved in bidding projects in the IPP Programme.

Prior to joining EDP Joshua was a researcher at the Financial and Fiscal Commission. His research focus was primarily on Education, Health and Housing.

He has a Masters Degree in Economic Science from the University of the Witwatersrand. Joshua is interested in data management and manipulation and creating models to better formulate and understand the implications contained in the data. He is also interested in the developmental impacts of the REIPPP Programme on people and businesses.

Kylee Walker

Legal Advisor and Head of Trust Administration

Kylee Walker is the Legal Advisor and Trust Administrator at ED Platform. Kylee advises on various legal matters and is responsible for the drafting of various forms of documentation, including agreements and regulatory reviews. Kylee is also responsible for the support and administration functions for a variety of community development trusts including sectors such as renewable energy, mining and the like.

Prior to joining ED Platform, Kylee was employed as a senior associate in the corporate and commercial department at a boutique law firm. During the course of her career, Kylee has gained experience in in the administration of Trusts and Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law and Litigation, Project Infrastructure and Finance as well as general legal advisory experience.

Kylee is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Industrial and General Psychology from Rhodes University, her Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees specialising in Business Law from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Kylee is interested in renewable energy, mining, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate and commercial law transactions.”

Thabisa Faye

Senior Consultant

Thabisa is a Senior Consultant at ED Platform focussing on Economic Development Reporting in the REIPP programme; she is responsible for the compilation of economic development reports and ongoing analysis to realise better opportunities to maximise achievements.

Thabisa has an extensive background in ICT Regulatory and Advisory, having working in more than five African countries in this field. She holds a Masters degree in International Development Management, majoring in project finance and development economics. Thabisa also has a Prince 2 project Management certification.

Thabisa has a keen interest in the development of young black women, and is the founding member of an organisation that supports the development and growth of black female professionals.

Gulnaaz Mamdoo

Senior Analyst

Gulnaaz is a Senior Analyst at EDP, focussed primarily on economic development reporting in the REIPPP programme. She is responsible for the compilation of Economic Development Reports as well as ongoing analysis and review to identify opportunities in which to maximise achievements.

Before joining EDP, Gulnaaz worked at IRI South Africa, a Johannesburg based FMCG consultancy. She served as a highly analytical Account Executive with a strong ability to derive actionable insight. Gulnaaz has a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, as well as Physiology from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM) from Wits Business School.

Gulnaaz is interested in the social impact of Economic Development and is keen to explore data to identify ways in which to align community needs to business objectives and accelerate sustainability of local enterprises.

Nompumelelo Skosana

Project Analyst

Nompumelelo is a project analyst in the EDP reporting unit, her role primarily involves liaising with clients for the collection and interpretation of data to compile the ED reports sent to the IPP office.

Prior to joining ED Platform, Nompumelelo worked on various Enterprise Development programmes, where her spark for economic transformation and economic development was ignited. She has a Bachelor of Business Science Degree, Majoring in Economics and Business Management from Monash University.

Nompumelelo is very passionate about empowering small businesses primarily in rural areas; she strongly believes that economic development will be achieved through the development of these small business, leading to job creation and poverty alleviation in these communities.

Danielle Harding

Senior Consultant

Danielle has several years’ experience in consulting on the Economic Development components of the South African REIPPPP. She has advised on bids and has provided reporting and advisory services to IPP’s in construction and operations.

Additionally, she has been responsible for ensuring the efficient management and administration of the socio-economic development (SED) and enterprise development (ED) obligations of selected IPP’s. She has provided project management, stakeholder engagements, research and conceptualisation, implementation and monitoring SED and ED projects that respond to identified needs and opportunities in communities. Danielle has a Masters in Global Environmental Policy Development.

Delmarie Wolmarans

Financial Controller

Delmarie is the Financial Controller at EDP, being involved in the day to day management and structuring of all accounting related functions in the company.

Prior to joining EDP Delmarie was involved in Project Management & Operational Management. Delmarie has over 13 years’ experience in the Financial and Administrative functions of a company.

Delmarie is interested in Financial Management of the company.

Maseqobela Nkosi

Trust Administrator

Maseqobela Nkosi is appointed as a Trust Administrator for ED Platform working under the wing of Kylee Walker. Her position as a Trust Administrator is to administer and manage trusts in the renewable energy and mining sectors.

Prior to joining ED Platform, she worked at Stanlib as an Administrator liaising with brokers regarding outstanding documents and client servicing queries.

She obtained a degree in B Com Finance at the University of Johannesburg. She is currently in the process of completing her Honours in Financial Planning after which she will be writing her CFP board exam to then obtain the designation of a Certified Financial Planner.

She is interested in educating black people about the importance of financial wellness and investing which starts through the education of self-awareness and discipline.

Raquel Townsend

Financial Administrator and Office Manager

Raquel performs the role of the Financial Administrator and Office Manager. With strong financial skills she assists the financial controller with the daily bookkeeping functions and financial administration. Raquel has 20 years’ experience in bookkeeping and administration

Joyce Lekalakala

Office Assistant

Joyce is an Office Assistant at EDP, being involved in general office administration including controlling the switchboard, filling, disposing of confidential information, arranging and scheduling meetings and general office co-ordination.

Joyce obtained her National Senior Certificate (Matric) in 2002 and has attended at the PC Training and business College in 2004 where she obtained a National Certificate in Office Management & Technology (NQF4).

Joyce is an avid sportswoman and enjoys participating in football and running.

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