Cotlands’ executive management team comprises:
Dr Monica Stach
Chief Executive Officer
Monica holds a doctorate from the University of Pretoria. Her thesis explored the role of toy libraries in providing play-based early learning opportunities for young children. She leads a team of dedicated and passionate early childhood experts who conceptualised Cotlands play-based e-learning course, toy library, and early learning playgroup models and training courses.
Chief Operations Officer
Nozizwe holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences. She leads a team that works to achieve excellence. Her dedication is in implementing good-quality toy libraries and early learning playgroups. She is passionate about monitoring and evaluating these Programmes and has completed her Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation.
National Financial Manager
Kumbirayi Chikari holds Bcompt Honours degree in Accounting Sciences and he has enrolled for his Master’s degree. Kumbirayi has 22 years experience in Finance and has worked in various industries, including the NGO for nine years. He is exceptionally experienced in maintaining organisational financial health, including income diversification, and reserve building, preserving organisational assets, improving accounting; reporting, guiding technological direction, and developing functional & sustainable control systems, processes, and policies.
National Business Development Manager
Irene holds a Master’s degree in Law. She has over 20 years of experience in the development sector. She leads the business development team that strives to generate the revenue needed to sustain and extend Cotlands’ programmes. Her passion lies in serving humanity.
National Human Resource and Payroll Manager
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Elanie holds an Honours and Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology. During her 15-year career, she developed her skills as a HR generalist. She believes in and lives the Cotlands values. She serves Cotlands and its people with passion and dedication by striving to provide exceptional HR services to support the organisation and its valued employees.
Kerry holds a diploma in Hospitality Management. She joined the team in 2017 as Board Secretary and later joined the training team, alongside her Board secretarial duties. She completed the instructional design training, which comprised of 34 credits to analyse and design learning programmes. She loves being part of a passionate team of Cotlanders and Board members who always have children’s interests at the heart of what they do.