Mandy is the General Manager in the Office of the Group Chief Executive of Eskom Holdings, managing the Just Energy Transition (JET) office. In this role, she is overseeing the development and acceleration of the utility’s JET strategy and implementation plans. Mandy has over 20 years experience in Eskom. She developed numerous climate change and sustainable development-related strategies for Eskom and was instrumental in driving Eskom’s efforts in this regard over the years. This, together with her experience as a member the South African delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has allowed her to gain deep insights into various aspects of the sector at the international, regional and national levels. Mandy was also appointed to serve on the South African Presidential Climate Commission that will drive South Africa’s just transition plans. Together with the Eskom CEO, Mandy was instrumental in the discussions that led to the JET partnership for South Africa at COP 26. Mandy is now also serving on the Presidential Climate Finance Task team that is working on operationalizing this partnership. As an official member of the South African delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations, Mandy was intimately involved in the carbon market-related negotiations, including gaining many years experience on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. In this role, she also co-chaired various carbon market-related negotiations over the years. Mandy previously served on the board of Verra and co-chaired the African workgroup of the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership coalition. She is also a board member of the National Business Initiative (NBI) in South Africa.