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Wayne Hempe is financial director of TBWA Hunt Lascaris. Apart from playing a role in the setting of corporate strategic direction at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, Wayne also oversees the complete financial function of Room 13 Art Centre. Room 13 Art Centre is a TBWA corporate social initiative that focuses on the development of creative, artistic and entrepreneurial talents amongst the children of disadvantaged communities. Having grown up in Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town, Wayne is no stranger to the difficulties facing many young learners in South Africa. As the chairman of the Sedibeng Book Club, Wayne not only spreads the love of African literature, but also promotes reading and literacy among the youth. Sedibeng has set up reading rooms at two Room 13 schools in Soweto. Wayne is also on the board of trustees for Behind the Mask, and has been for the last 2 years. Behind the Mask is a communication initiative that focuses on LGBTI rights and affairs in Africa. Through journalism and activism, Behind the Mask acts as a voice for LGBTI people and communities throughout Africa, striving to promote respect for sexual diversity and equality before the law. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.