Tashline Jooste is the Chief Executive Officer for the Innovator Trust, as well as a pivotal member of our board of trustees. Having acquired unique and extensive business acumen during her varied career, Tashline has spearheaded the conception and realisation of the Innovator Trust, and oversees the crucial strategic direction of the organisation and its operations.

Tashline not only provides strong leadership from a business perspective to the Innovator Trust, but also embodies the core ethos of the organisation in her passion and dedication to empowering others. Meticulous, determined and fiercely independent, Tashline is known for her entrepreneurial flair, vast business experience, and being a strong advocate of female leadership - making her the ideal candidate to head up the Innovator Trust.

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Tashline Jooste


Jancis Van Biljon is a member of the Innovator Trust board of trustees, and acts as Financial Manager for the organisation. Throughout her successful career, Jancis has built an impressive track record in the specialty fields of accounting, tax management as well as fund and asset management.

Known for her precision and close attention to detail, Jancis has been a major asset to a variety of businesses. A quintessential ‘numbers person’ who finds great satisfaction in creating models that maximize potential of funds and assets, she started out her career at Tim du Toit Attorneys, later completing articles at Bennie and Wilson Chartered Accountants (SA). Following a project collaboration for the Auditor General of South Africa, and the following role of Financial Accountant at United National Breweries, Jancis went on to accept the position of Senior Accountant Consolidations at Vodacom. After being promoted a year later to Financial Manager, her tenor at Vodacom positioned her as the ideal candidate to serve on the board of the Innovator Trust.

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Linda Ndwandwe, Enterprise Development Manager

Linda Ndwandwe is the Enterprise Development Manager at the Innovator Trust. She joins the team from her role as a Training Facilitator at KPMG South Africa.

She comes with a long length of academic achievements, including a Bachelor of Social Science in Organisational Psychology & Economics (Rhodes University, 2010), Skills Development Facilitator, a Certificate in Labour Relations and a Certificate in Strategic Management. Linda’s academic prowess is matched by her experience. Her most recent achievement was her role in the development of three training courses, covering topics such as tender management and the fundamentals on how SMMEs can build a successful business.

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Linda Ndwandwe



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