Donné Nicol is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. She is one of the founding members of Adopt-a-School Foundation and acted as the Executive Director for its first year of operation.
Donné was Executive Assistant to Cyril Ramaphosa for eleven years. While assisting Ramaphosa in his capacity as ANC Secretary General, she acted as co-ordinator for the ANC National Executive Committee and National Working Committee. Special tasks included the planning and management of the ANC National Conference in 1994 and the administrative coordination of the ANC List process in 1994.
Prior to joining the ANC Secretary General’s office, Donné served as Deputy Secretary of the ANC Border region, which was later amalgamated into the Eastern Cape. In this capacity, she represented the ANC on the Regional Alliance Secretariat and numerous other committees.
As Executive Director of the Shanduka Foundation, Donné is responsible for managing all aspects of the work of the Foundation. She is a Trustee of the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust, the Mondi Employee Share Ownership Trust, the Alexander Forbes Community Trust, Mabindu Business Development Trust and the Fundani Trust. She is a board member of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, Shanduka Black Umbrellas and the Mondi Employee Investment Company and a secretariat member of the Constitution Hill Trust. She is also a member of the Southern African Community Grantmakers Leadership Forum and a member of the Common Purpose Graduates International Network.