Vuyiswa Ncontsa has earned a reputation among her colleagues, principals, and clients as the person who gets things done, leading with an optimistic and strong-minded nature. Vuyiswa has extensive education experience, gained from the private and NPO sectors, specifically in governance strengthening, grantmaking, project and programme management.

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

She was elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE), in May 2019. She has been pivotal in forming strong collaborations, setting up networks between education NPOs, government, the private sector, and advocating for quality education in South Africa.

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