Governance

SAWEA operates as a common law, voluntary association. SAWEA is a not-for-profit association that represents the South Africa wind industry. Our members include national and international entities active in the entire wind energy supply chain.  SAWEA holds an Annual General Meeting once a year, usually at Windaba. At the AGM a six member Board is chosen – from its ranks the Board chooses a Chair. SAWEA sublets office space in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Work on policy, the regulatory framework, logistics, events, markets, and other specialised subjects are done by volunteer Working Groups each having a Working Group leader. Coordination takes place through the SAWEA office and the work of Board Members, who also serve on the Working Groups.

 

Mary Waller

Mary Waller is a Manager at African Clean Energy Developments, a renewable energy development company in South Africa. She has an M.Sc. in Energy and Development Studies from the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, and a B.Com Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Mary has been actively involved in the South African renewable energy sector and has participated in every round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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Heather Sonn

Position: Chair

Heather Sonn is a founder and chairperson of Khana Energy, a majority black owned South African renewable energy investment company. She is the Managing Director of Gamiro Investment Holdings, which makes investments and builds businesses...

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Mark Tanton

Mark Tanton is the Managing Director of Red Cap investments (Pty) Ltd, a private company developing renewable energy projects in Southern Africa. Red Cap was recently awarded preferred bidder status by the South African Department of Energy to develop an 80 MW wind farm. Â Mark Tanton has a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and has been granted the title of Certified Energy...

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Ayanda Nakedi

Ayanda Nakedi

Ayanda Nakedi holds the position of Senior General Manager of Eskom’s Renewables Unit. In this position she was tasked with establishing, resourcing, integrating and leading the unit with a view to support Eskom’s vision of becoming a green energy company.Ayanda has a diverse experience within Eskom Group which amongst others includes; General Manager responsible for strategy, technology and assurance within the Generation Division...

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Hein Reyneke

Position: Treasurer

Hein Reyneke currently fills the position of Country Manager for Mainstream South Africa and is responsible for the country’s project development process, including all support functions....

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George Pergamalis

George Pergamalis is a longstanding executive of the business development function in Enel Green Power, the largest renewable energy utility in the world, and have served in a number of countries and technologies.

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