Mrs Irene Menell

Mrs Irene Menell is active in a number of public benefit organisations and also serves on the boards of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the READ Foundation, among others.

She is the patron of Afrika Tikkun and a past member of the Broadcasting Monitoring and Complaints Committee, a statutory subcommittee of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, as well as of the UCT Foundation, of which she was chairperson until retiring in 2008.

She has had a lifelong interest in the performing arts, education and issues relating to children’s rights.