Joanne Yawitch

Joanne Yawitch has been the Chief Executive Officer of the
National Business Initiative ( since March 2011 having previously been Deputy Director-General for Climate Change in the Department of Environmental Affairs with responsibility for
Environmental Quality and Protection, as well as for the Department’s Climate Change work

Joanne worked for the Gauteng Department of Environment from 1997 to 2004 and before that was Special Adviser to the then Minister of Land Affairs

Joanne is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of South African National Parks and is a Board Member of SAFCOL as well as the Chair of their Social and Ethics Committee