Vuyo Lutseke began her career working in publishing, rising from copy editor to deputy publisher. Over the years, her professional skills and life experience pulled her to the non-profit sector – a turn in career where she can apply her skills and passion towards affecting change in the world. As her career progresses, she looks forward to being part of a collective of African leaders who are able to strengthen the continent from within.
Vuyo graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Cultural & Literary Studies and went on to get a certificate in Media Law & Ethics from Wits University.
Previously at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Vuyo was part of a small team that made a big impact – galvanising different sectors of the global community to participate in this one-of-a-kind fundraising campaign to build the hospital, which opened in 2017.
As part of the SVAI/Shift team, she participates in taking social impact beyond philanthropy and into the more strategic focus of Shared Value – with the long-term view to changing the narrative around Africa to that of innovation and success, led by Africans.
In August 2020, she was appointed as a director of both the SVAI and Shift.