General Board Member: Mr Hedley Lewis
Hedley is the Chief Executive Officer at Smile Foundation. He left Vodacom and the corporate world to make a difference in the lives of South Africa’s underprivileged children. Vodacom gave him the opportunity to shoot for the stars and learn from some of this country’s finest leaders, starting in the finance department and then working with the Managing Directors office within the loyalty programs department. During his tenure at Vodacom he received the Managing Directors’ award.
Hedley is married to Lisa and has twins and a baby girl which keep them on their feet. Hedley graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a B.Com Accounts Degree. Before joining the Smile Foundation, He worked at the Jewish Helping Hand to motivate and encourage young Jewish members to support their community.
Hedley is responsible for partnership growth, fundraising, management of budgets and finance as well the marketing of Smile foundation. “Every day is totally different but there is one common thread, we are working together with the Department of Health and their hospitals to assist children to Smile.”