Ashlene Pingelly

Ashlene Pingelly, Office Manager

Ashlene has over 10 years of experience in Administration, Project Co-ordination and Report Writing. She has mainly worked in the context of higher education in specialized project units co-ordinating and projects. She is passionate about providing administrative support to the Spark Health Africa team and finding solutions to complex administrative and bureaucratic issues that arise.

Ashlene joined Spark Health Africa as the Officer Manager in June 2016. Her current position includes overseeing general office and financial management, human resource activity information, minute taking and co-ordination of the Spark Health Africa board meetings.

She is committed to managing the administrative and financial aspects of Spark Health Africa to ensure that programmatic work is completed with minimal bureaucracy, whilst still adhering to our policies and procedures.

Her work experience in a higher education context within funder-based projects has honed her skills in financial management, project co-ordination and report writing/editing. Prior to joining Spark Health Africa, she worked as Senior Secretary at the Adaptation Climate Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) from 2015 to 2016. She served as the Personal Assistant to the Director of ACDI and assisted with project co-ordination. She has also she worked as the Project Administrator in the Local Evidence Driven Improvement of Mathematics Teaching and Learning Initiative (Ledimtali) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) for 4 years where she co-ordinated and managed the project. In addition, she worked as report writer at the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG), a non-governmental organization that monitor parliamentary work in the parliament of South Africa.

Ashlene holds her Bachelors degree in Administration with majors in Political studies and Public Administration and an Honours degree in Administration with a major in Political Studies from the University of the Western Cape.