SAILI Management Team
An electrical engineer by training with a background in software development and project management, Sam’s core skills are conceptual and analytical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and cool pragmatism. As a manager in both commercial and development arenas, his key focus has been on maximising value through a combination of analysis, reduction of waste, continuous measurement and attention to intended outcomes. Sam has managed multinational development teams and has a history of dealing effectively with international partner organisations. Before moving into the education sector in 2008, Sam worked as a systems engineer in the telecoms sector for over a decade.
Katherine is a psychologist with a background in counselling, group work with children, adolescents and families, while her core skills are child and family psychology, programme management and community development. Through her passion for community development, Kath’s key focus has been on designing and developing programmes that bring substantial change to disadvantaged communities in South Africa and abroad.