JAM International is led by a dedicated team, who are responsible for steering JAM International’s global activities. The team is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of the organisation, as well as increasing the presence of JAM on the international non-profit sector for the benefit of those we serve. Being involved in a range of humanitarian and missionary work means the JAM leadership team is more tuned in to what is happening in the development sector.
Here’s a brief synopsis of JAM International’s leadership team, specifically relating to each of their areas of education, expertise and interests:
Peter is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JAM International. Peter began his career with his father in the family construction company, gaining invaluable knowledge in the business and expanding his expertise in different trades. He then purchased land in the Eastern Low-veld of South Africa in order to fulfill one of his dreams of farming tobacco. Within three years of operating, Peter won the Golden Leaf Award for the highest yield per hectare in that region.
Peter’s involvement in Christian outreach crusades steered him to becoming involved in humanitarian aid work, which led him to the fateful experience in 1984 when he was left stranded at a relief and food distribution center for 10 days with no food and very little water.
Being exposed to extreme hunger, poverty and death at a place that was supposed to provide relief, Peter and his wife, Ann, made the decision to dedicate their lives to alleviate the suffering of the poor, thus Joint Aid Management was established.
Ann Pretorius co-founded Jesus Alive Gospel Outreach in 1983, a gospel outreach ministry. After 32 years of undertaking tent, mass open-air and rural village gospel outreaches JAGO has seen more than 11 million people surrender to Jesus since its establishment.
Ann Co-Founded Joint Aid Management (JAM) International in 1984. JAM is a South African-founded international, Christian, non-profit organization. Her husband Peter had a heart-breaking experience while visiting the war-torn and famine-stricken Mozambique where thousands of people were dying as a result of hunger and malnutrition. Peter and Ann resolved to do whatever they could do to alleviate the suffering of the people, and especially the children. This was the driving force to establish an organization focused on emergency relief and nutritional feeding.
Many describe Ann as “Mama JAM” due to her heart for the development of the people of Africa, but she describes herself as “a highly motivated, compassionate and emotional woman, passionate for the cause.” This mother of six, who now has 13 grandchildren, is a true family woman. Ann is gifted with great ability in Administration and Marketing and her contribution in these areas has brought JAM to where it is today. JAM has served more than 1.2 billion meals to its beneficiaries in the past 30 years.
Phone: +27 (0) 11 548 3900
Angie is the COO of Joint Aid Management International and also sits on the Boards of JAM SA and JAM Water. In her role as COO, Angie is responsible for all of JAM’s Operational functions, including HR, Finance and Programmes, not only at HQ but within the Regional Offices as well.
She has over twenty-five years of experience in developing financial, administrative and human resource systems, government and community relations in Africa, including International non-profit interests. She has over the years created and managed financial and Operations divisions responsible for the Financial/Operational oversight of all privately and donor funded international programmes.
Prior to joining JAM in December 2006, Angie worked for World Vision International in various countries and positions. One of the positions she held was that of Regional Finance and Administrative Manager of C-SAFE (Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency), which was a multi-country, multi-NGO initiative with a budget of $500 million dollars responding to the food security emergency in Southern Africa.
Phone: +27 (0) 11 548 3900
Christian Abayomi Campbell is the Finance Director for JAM International and holds Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours) in Management Accounting and MBA degrees. He started his career as a teacher and later entered the humanitarian field. He worked for World Vision International for 12 years, in the finance department, before joining JAM in 2009.
Jackie Vorster is the Vice President of Marketing and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (BAccSc) degree. With the importance of humanitarian work already ignited in her during her formative years, it was a natural progression for her to begin working at JAM. In 2002 she began her work at JAM International’s government and corporates grants division and later exploring her creative side by embarking on various roles such as the in-house graphic designer and company secretary. With her keen insight, experience and passion Jackie continues to bring her vibrant energy to the organisation’s goal of helping Africa help itself.