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Mpadi Makgalo is director of FuturesGroup. Previously, she was managing director of Harambe Consulting, a leading social and economic development consulting company. Mpadi's previous professional experience includes working in senior positions within the NGO sector with organisations such as Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and WATCH. She is chair of the board of Sussex University Africa Forum and director of the board of Ubuhle Bezwe Medical Services and Grace Foundation. Mpadi holds a BA with honors in sociology from Nippissing University, Canada, a diploma in economic development from the University of Glasgow, UK, and an MSc in international education from the University of Sussex, UK. She is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.