Board of Directors

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Jurie Strydom

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Jurie has had an extensive career as a CEO in financial services, most recently as CEO of Sanlam Life and Savings where he led this organization of more than 12 000 to market leadership in South Africa. Over his 25 year career Jurie has had deep governance experience, having served on the boards of a number of regulated insurance companies as well as being a director of Imperial Holdings as a JSE Top 40 listed company. Jurie is a qualified actuary and CFA Charterholder with an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jurie is now a Fintech investor and entrepreneur.

Expertise: Leadership, Financial Governance, Social Impact

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“I am passionate about the transformative power of the Gospel to bind up the broken-hearted and bring flourishing to organizations, cities and nations.”

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Greg Groenmeyer


Greg is currently the CEO of Neumind, a business coaching company. He brings experience as an executive in the corporate environment, specifically as an Organisational Development Consultant in change management and as a qualified executive coach. He holds a BCom (Hons) in Information Systems.

Expertise: Leadership, people and organisational development.

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“I have been part of Common Ground Church’s story for over twenty years, so the opportunity to join the Board of Common Good is a new area for me to serve and add value – while aligning to God’s agenda and plan”

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Deborah Hancox


Deborah is currently the International Co-ordinator for the Christian network Micah Global. Before taking up this position, she spent 20 years in organisational consulting within the Christian development sector, in South Africa and abroad. Prior to entering this sector, Deborah worked for 15 years in corporate IT development. In 2020 she completed her PhD in Theology and Development at the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University.

Expertise: Theology, especially missiology, and organisational development

“I am passionate about the church’s participation in God’s mission to extend His kingdom of justice and mercy, especially for those living in very difficult socio-economic circumstances. I have been involved in various staff and consulting roles at Common Good since 2005, and I love the way the organsition seeks to remain rooted in local church whilst working effectively in the development sector.  This, in conjunction with the strategic focus on Early Life, Education and Employment, is a game changer.”

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Mokgaetsi Sebothoma


Mokgaetsi is a highly experienced business leader, with a legal career spanning more than 20 years. She sits on the Executive Management Team at PetroSA, where she is Head of Legal Counsel.

Expertise: Corporate law and sustainability

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“Common Good’s mission to empower and impact our people from disadvantaged backgrounds, resonates deeply with me. It is truly an honour and privilege to be able to use my experience to serve our community in this capacity.”

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Klaas Van Mill


Klaas has 20 years of international corporate management experience, and 14 years leading non-profit organisations in Southern Sudan, Kenya, The Netherlands and, most recently, South Africa. He is a former CEO of Common Good and has held various Board and Board Chair positions during his extensive career. He is currently the CEO of a leadership and organizational development consultancy, as well as a small business owner.

Expertise: Leadership, NGO management, Social Impact

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“I am passionate about the role that professional faith-based organisations can play in bringing positive change to our city and country.  As Chairman, I am deeply invested in Common Good’s work to make a difference and bring hope to the most marginalised in our unequal society.”

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Donovan Miller


Donovan is the congregational leader of Common Ground Church, Constantiaberg. He has been part of the Common Ground story for 17 years, of which 13 have been in a full-time staff capacity.  He has an honours degree in Practical Theology. He previously managed two start-up businesses.

Expertise: Theology, Community Engagement and Business Managment.

“One of the things that most excites me about the work of Common Good is the church collaboration it represents enabling us to do together on a systemic/ nation building level that we can’t do alone. This impact, along with our heart to see South Africans—especially Christ followers, living lives of biblical justice in their own spheres is what makes the opportunity to serve on Common Good’s Board such a privilege.”

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Llewellyn Jones


Llewellyn has degrees in engineering and computer science, and 40 years of experience in business management. He has served on many boards, from listed companies to small start-ups. Since his retirement he has become involved as a board member or chairman of several NGOs.

Expertise: Strategic planning, business operations, assessing and developing human potential.

“I have been involved with Common Good from the very first days, and have seen it develop from a small organisation to a powerful force for good in Cape Town. I want to help lead it to become just as effective in the whole of South Africa”