Tracy Hauptfleisch joined AABS in March 2016 and is the Secretariat Manager. Tracy has studied through the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as well as UNISA where she completed the programme in Business Management. She comes with a wealth of administrative experience from both the corporate and NGO worlds. After working for corporate giants such as SABC, Cargo Carriers and Foodcorpshethenworked for a number of well-known community organisations in administration, fundraising and programme management: St Anthony’s Educate Centre in Boksburg, Radio Veritas, and the Jesuit Institute.
In this last role, she oversaw the doubling in size of the organization and also coordinated, over a number of years, a national touring lecture programme that brought in professors from Europe, the USA and East Africa and linked to several SA universities. Tracy moved from the corporate world into the NGO field because of her desire for social justice and her passion for Africa, its people and their upliftment. She first became involved with GIBS through her involvement in the BizSchool programme for disadvantaged post-Matrics; she also pioneered a programme of mentoring and service-learning for undergraduate students from Fordham University New York at the University of Pretoria. Her move to AABS will allow her to see more of the African continent and the people about whom she feels so passionate.