Head of communications at South African National Parks

Wanda Mkutshulwa is the head of communications at South African National Parks (SANParks).

She joined SANParks at the beginning of 2003 and deals with the challenges of communicating the vision and mission of South Africa’s premier conservation organisation to stakeholders and building its reputation. Mkutshulwa worked briefly in media, print and broadcasting before joining the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights in 1999. Here she headed communications in the Eastern Cape and eventually became national communications coordinator in the office of the chief land claims commissioner.

Mkutshulwa completed her BA in journalism and media studies and a post-graduate diploma and honours in international relations at Rhodes University.

Lunch spot: Taste, Pretoria; my kitchen or garden