The Team

Skilled, passionate, and committed to making an impact

Our teams are united by our vision to create more responsible businesses in Africa. Set apart by many years of specialised knowledge and experience, we’re able to provide our clients with the solutions they need to address existing issues at the source, while mapping the way forward sustainably and responsibly.

The Management Team

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Sara Clancy

Executive Director
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Emarie van Schalkwyk

Head of Audits
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Emilie Paradiso

Head of Advisory Services: Responsible Business/Business and Human Rights
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Richard Carter

Finance Director

"What I love most about working at Partner Africa is the committed team that I work with and our genuine desire to improve working conditions. I also have great respect and compassion for the companies we work with who have embarked on their responsible business journeys with the intent of trading more ethically."

— SARA CLANCY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Audits Team

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Emarie van Schalkwyk

Head of Audits
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Kathy O'Grady

Auditor Training Manager
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Natalie Thomas

Scheduling Manager
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Richard Okonji

Audit Coordinator
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Engelinda Janse van Rensburg

Certification Scheme Manager & In-house Training
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Valerie Nasimiyu

Audits & Quality Coordinator
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Jacqueline Acres

Quality Manager
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Charity Muema

Audit Coordinator
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Jo-Ann September

Audit Coordinator

"Being a Partner Africa employee has helped me achieve many new skills and professional growth as I started as a part-time office cleaner and now am a full-time office assistant."

— MERCY WAMBUI, SUPPORT TEAM, KENYA

The Advisory Team

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Emilie Paradiso

Head of Advisory Services: Responsible Business/Business and Human Rights
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Annefloor Alting

Senior Responsible Business Consultant
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Chiara Giaccari

Senior Responsible Business Consultant
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Janie Swanepoel

Responsible Business Consultant
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Miriam Mogotu

Assistant Consultant

"I am passionate about the industry and excited about the changes occurring in livelihoods of people in Africa on a daily basis. Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change."

— NATALIE THOMAS, ETHICAL AUDITS TEAM

The Support Team

John Smale

Operations &
Special Projects Manager
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Antony Omondi

Finance Manager
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Edwin Tharianga

Finance Assistant
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Bea Lubbe

Invoicing & Debtors Clerk

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