Jill Strelitz, non-executive Director

Johannesburg, Gauteng

BA (Hons) in Sociology, MSc in Town and Regional Planning, Diploma in Financial Instruments, Executive Development Programme (run jointly by the University of the Witwatersrand and Harvard Business School) 

Appointed to the board: 18 January 1993

Jill Strelitz is currently the executive director for the New Housing Company, a non-profit, public benefit organisation. Jill has been involved in housing since 1980 when she joined the Urban Foundation, a private-sector non-profit organisation. At the time of closure of the Urban Foundation in 1994, she was the executive director for housing on the board. During this time, Jill was honoured to receive the National Housing Person of the Year Award in 1994.

Following her time at the Urban Foundation, Jill became a senior manager in Special Projects at Anglo-American Property Services. She later joined the National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency as the executive director responsible for operations and, later, business development. She also holds a non-executive director position on the board of the Johannesburg Housing Company.