Great Girls Cape Town

Great Girls Team Structure


Team Organogram August 2022

Our Trustee's


Kris found her passion early on in her career and today manages global teams working in the Safety and Sustainable Development space.
She founded Great Girls in 2014 motivated by the need to drive change for young women in our country and is responsible for the Trust administration as well as general Operations Management and oversight.


Hanri is driven by a passion for numbers and has been part of the accounting and audit industry for over 14 years.

She joined the organisation in 2015 when she started as a pod mentor and is currently responsible for the accounting function of Great Girls.


Catherine spent 10 years working as a civil engineer before switching careers to become an investment analyst. 

She is a past pod mentor, coordinates the Belhar programme and heads up the fundraising team in addition to her role as trustee.

Hilary Alexander

Hilary is a writer who runs a small but successful copywriting agency. She grew up in Johannesburg and lived in the UK for ten years before returning to build a business and a life in Cape Town in 2009.

She joined Great Girls in 2018 as a pod mentor and coordinates the programme at Lavender Hill.


Chantal attributes her organizational and project management skills from spending +20 years in Investment Fund Management and specialises in Retirement Funds. She also founded a small company that offers wellness retreats to women.

She joined Great Girls in 2019 as a pod mentor and now manages the Alumni Support & Workshop team.


Maylis is passionate about making individuals thrive and is now working in communications and community building. 

She is a pod mentor to five amazing girls, manages the Marketing and Community Engagement team and focuses her time on networking and business improvement.

Aisha Hariparsad

Aisha is believes in raising others as we rise and practices this on a daily basis through her involvement in many organisations.

She joined Great Girls in 2017 as our Project Coordinator and strives to ensure everything runs as planned.

Come join us

We are constantly recruiting new team members to volunteer. If you are interested in joining one of the teams or would like more information then please send us an email at