Prelene Schmidt has over 25 years work experience having worked in the Construction, ICT and Oil and Gas sectors. She holds a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria. A Board Member at Childline South Africa, Childline Gauteng and ImagineSA. She has amassed a great deal of knowledge working in the corporate world in various disciplines spanning , programme management, business case management, stakeholder management, international corporate responsibility (CR), sustainability reporting, and enterprise development. She is also a PRINCE 2 certified practitioner, registered Assessor, and Sustainability practitioner, having completed her training in the AA1000AS, Sustainability Assurance Standards in Madrid. Prelene has held many senior positions and has won awards for being a catalyst for change and social development.


Michael Hibbert has an international career in IT Management, IT Security, Media, Software Development and Training that spans over thirty years. He has lived and worked around the globe. Experienced and highly accomplished business director of operations, sales/marketing, demonstrating solid analytical and team management skills. Michael has a proven track-record of successfully establishing and managing operations in global and dynamic markets, generating new business through strategic negotiation and marketing. Excellent communicator cultivating new relationships with key decision makers to push the boundaries of new thinking and application in the ICT sphere. Michael is also a registered Assessor, and is accredited with eight of the SETA’s. Michael is an excellent public speaker, regularly invited to present at various conferences with a passion for the youth and addressing their challenges through ICT.