Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute (ALLI)

ALLI Advisory Board Members

Prof Flavia Senkubuge

Prof Flavia Senkubuge is a South African physician, professor of public health medicine, an advocate of global public health and the immediate past President of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. At age 39, she was the college's youngest ever president and the first Black woman to hold the position. She is also the Acting Vice-Principal for Student Life at the University of Pretoria. 

Prof Barend Erasmus

Prof Barend Erasmus is the Dean of Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria with more than 10 years of experience in higher education leadership, research, teaching, and community engagement. He previously held the positions of Exxaro Chair in Global Change and Sustainability, and was the Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Witwatersrand.

Dr Heide Hackmann

Dr Heide Hackmann is the Director of Future Africa and Strategic Advisor on Transdisciplinarity and Global Knowledge Networks at the University of Pretoria. She was the inaugural CEO of the International Science Council from 2018 to 2022, having previously been the Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU) since March 2015. Before joining ICSU, Heide served eight years as Executive Director of the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

Prof Gerald Ouma

Prof Gerald Ouma is the Director of Institutional Planning at the University of Pretoria. He has done work for the Department of Higher Education and Training, Council on Higher Education, Universities South Africa and the African Research Universities Alliance amongst others. He is also a member of University South Africa's Funding Strategy Group and serves on the Board of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research and the Council of Advisors of the Global Centre for Policy and Strategy.

Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu

Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu is the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Before she joined the University of Pretoria, she was the Executive Director of Economic Performance and Development at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is a member of the Stockholm Environment Institute Science Advisory Council as well as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She is co-chair of the International Technical Group of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and is also a member and scientific advisor of the Partnership for Economic Policy network.

Dr Ebere Okereke

Our newest Advisory Board Memeber is Dr Okereke, a public health physician with extensive experience in public health policy, strategy and programme development and implementation. She specialises in global health security, health system strengthening, and leadership development.  In her capacity as Senior Public Health Adviser to the director of Africa CDC, she contributed to the development of Africa CDC’s strategic plan, co-lead the development of the Partnerships for African Vaccines Manufacturing and contributed to the creation of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme.

Ebere is the CEO of the Africa Public Health Foundation, an independent charitable foundation established to build partnerships and generate philanthropic support for African public health priorities. Ebere is currently employed as a senior technical adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

- Author Elma Akob