A bittersweet goodbye to DGMT Deputy CEO, Janet Jobson

We are sad to announce that our Deputy CEO, Janet Jobson, has left DGMT to start a brand new adventure as the CEO of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Says DGMT CEO, Dr David Harrison: “It has been such a privilege to work with Janet for eleven years, as she progressed from young and passionate Grants Manager to young and passionate Deputy CEO.  She brings together head and heart in moving and powerful ways. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation will thrive under her inspirational and embracing leadership. Janet leaves with our full support and blessing – same mission, different perspectives and approaches.  Civil society will be all the more vibrant.

“Working for DGMT for the last 11 years has been the privilege of a lifetime”, says Janet. “I joined the organisation as an enthusiastic, but somewhat inexperienced young person, with enormous ambition to make a dent in the fundamental human challenges of our society. In DGMT I found an organisation seeking the same – and over the years we have made many small (and sometimes large) strides towards our goals.

“That I had a part in contributing to its work is something I treasure. I have loved working with the DGMT team, Board and partners over the years. From each and every person I was lucky enough to work with, I will be taking with me insights about our society, lessons about the extraordinary work of civil society, and the courage of our collective conviction.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, and hope to continue to work towards creating a South Africa, and globe, that is characterised by compassion, connectedness, justice, and peace”.

We are sure all DGMT’s partners and collaborators who have worked with Janet over the years join us in saying that we will miss her presence and contributions at DGMT very much, but that we wish her the very best in this next part of her journey.