Vuyiswa Ncontsa has been the Chief Executive Officer at BRIDGE since September 2016. She is responsible for oversight, programme delivery of BRIDGE work, growth and strategic direction of BRIDGE, business development, fundraising and stakeholder engagement.

Vuyiswa has extensive education experience, gained from the private and NPO sectors, specifically in governance strengthening, grantmaking, project and programme management. Vuyiswa has recently been elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE), an association whose main object is to build a high-quality equitable education system in South Africa.

Forming strong collaborations, setting up networks between education NPOs, government and the private sector and advocating for quality education are some of the objects of this association. Vuyiswa is a mother of three amazing (but challenging) children. Her hobbies are reading and keeping abreast of local and global politics.

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