JAM Founder and Former CEO
(22.02.1945 – 09.08.2018)
The late Peter Pretorius is the Founder and also served as Chief Executive Officer of JAM International, until his passing on 9 August 2018.
He began his career with his father in the family construction company, gaining invaluable knowledge in the business and expanding his expertise in different trades.
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.
The world may have lost a legend and the poverty stricken in Africa lost one of their greatest champions, but Peter’s legacy continues to move forward.
In 1984, after witnessing thousands of Mozambicans, mostly infants and young children, dying from starvation, they founded JAM International.
Affectionately known by many as “Mama JAM”, due to her passion for the people of Africa, Ann is a highly motivated, compassionate and emotional woman, passionate for the cause.
Amongst other gifting’s, Ann has great talents in administration and marketing, and her dedicated contributions in these areas have brought JAM to where it is today – serving more than 1.2 billion meals to its beneficiaries over more than three decades.
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.
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 inhouse 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.