Tracey is one of the founding team members of Tshikululu Social Investments. During this time, she has designed social investment solutions for blue chip clients as well as systems and processes during the set-up phase of Tshikululu in 1998. Tracey was appointed CEO of Tshikululu in 2008 and has since grown the number of trusts under Tshikululu’s management from six to 24. Subsequently,new service offerings which include advisory services; project management; research; the management of social infrastructure projects; designing and managing monitoring and evaluation tools; evaluating and implementing social and labour plans in the mining sector; the establishment and operationalisation of B-BBEE trusts and developing and managing community-based programmes in the renewable energy sector have been launched.
Tracey has presented at numerous local and international conferences, including participation on panel discussions in Washington at the International Finance Corporation sustainability conference, UNICEF’s business sustainability conference in Kenya and the European Venture Philanthropy Association conference in Oslo. Tracey has published various articles on sustainability, leadership and ethics and has peer-reviewed an international publication for the International Finance Corporation. Tracey was a regular presenter at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science Board Leadership Programme and has adjudicated social investment awards for the Mail and Guardian and the American Chamber of Commerce.
Tracey has been a member of several national working committees. These include research on scarce skills for the Human Resource Development Council, the National Education Collaborative Trust, the Institute of Directors’ King 111 working group tasked to develop governance guidelines for non-profit organisations and the Department of Social Development’s task team to develop governance guidelines for non-profit organisations.
She is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative that forms part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is actively engaged in several, not for profit boards.
Prior to joining Tshikululu, Tracey was employed at Anglo American from 1995-1998 in the Anglo American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund unit and also held the position of trainer and counsellor at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, focused on employee productivity and wellness in South Africa and Botswana.