Elspeth worked for Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) from 2008 to 2021 and was responsible for designing and delivering CISL’s education work in South Africa. In addition to customised work with various organisations, she directed the CISL Sustainability Practitioner Programme and the Business and Sustainability Programme in South Africa. She is currently a Head tutor on CISL’s online programme Business and Sustainability Management and Co-Convenor of a new online programme in development called Business and Social Justice.

Elspeth was a former director of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business Associate in Management programme (AIM)(1999 to 2002) and MBA programme ( 2002 to 2006) and has 25 years’ experience in designing and delivering leadership development programmes.

Elspeth’s passion is preparing current and future leaders for a very different future through “curated” learning experiences.  Elspeth is Chair of the Board of Routes to Resilience SA an NPO that works to prepare young South Africans for this different future.

Elspeth’s interest in Sustainability, Well Being & Human Development comes from her science background when she studied Zoology, Biochemistry for a BSc at the University of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Dietetics and much later on in life an MBA from University of Cape Town.

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