Over the last 30 years, Tricia has built programmes with and for young people in a newly democratic South Africa; for seven years she oversaw the Elton John Aids Foundation strategy in the region. In 2009, she established a new museum in Johannesburg and created a jazz stage on evenings and weekends for established and emerging musicians. She led the creation of the first small business incubator for young people starting environmentally sustainable businesses in the country, and project managed design and construction of a new arts and community centre.
Currently, Tricia is Head of Partnerships at Action for Southern Africa (formerly the British Anti-Apartheid Movement), based in the UK, supporting partners across the region addressing the legacies of apartheid and colonialism. She’s a committed non-profit activist, currently a trustee of the Jonas Gwangwa Foundation (South Africa), a patron of the ASHA Centre UK, and of Global Girl Media, which provides media training to young women from minoritized communities in the UK (and also South Africa, Greece and the US). Tricia has post-graduate qualifications from the University of London, Hult Ashridge Business School, Stellenbosch University, and is a trained personal coach.