The Viridian team has more than 50 years combined experience in early-stage investing, social enterprise, tech start-ups, content production and programme delivery. We love what we do and it shows.

Alex Fraser

| Business Director

Alex is a well-known early-stage investment strategist and founder of Dazzle Angels; her astute sensibility and strong business acumen have her heading up Viridian’s business operations and development.

Michelle Matthews

| Director

Passionate about innovation and impact, Michelle has 20 years’ experience in publishing and project design and delivery, making her the go-to for exciting programmes executed brilliantly.

Claire Jowell

| Head: Programme Innovation

Claire’s dedication to positive impact on the end-users of any initiative, coupled with her diverse experience designing and managing education projects, makes her the ideal driver of programme operations.

Beryl Visser

| Programmes Manager

Beryl is multi-skilled and easy-going, and cares about quality delivery, making her a fantastic community manager and all-round project support person.

Nishaat Bawa

| Programme Administrator

Nishaat is an all-rounder who is driven to achieve organisational goals and objectives. Her strong attention to detail and master organisational skills ensure Viridian’s various programmes are operating at the highest level.

Ayanda Siboto

| Programmes Manager

Ayanda is a vibrant connector and communicator, with a wealth of international experience; she brings these strengths to her role as the African Angel Academy community manager and Viridian marketing dynamo.

Dudu Luthuli

| Marketing & Communications Manager

Dudu is a writer, content specialist and marketer who enjoys using words to inform, empower and inspire those who read them. She brings her writing prowess and experience to the team to make sure those who engage with Viridian know exactly what we do, and why we do it.

Iviwe Sixolo

| Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Iviwe is a team player who is always willing to learn and lend a helping hand. She is an organised and efficient individual who always has the company’s best interests. Her flexibility, “can do” attitude and penchant for excellence make her a valuable, supportive and dynamic team member.