Executive Team

Andrea Leenen

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Leenen has been employed by PAST for over a decade in various management positions. She holds an Honours degree (with distinction) in Archaeology and Anthropology and a M.Sc. degree (with distinction) in Palaeontology from the University of the Witwatersrand.


Prof. Robert Blumenschine
Chief Scientific, Education and Fundraising Strategist

Robert Blumenschine holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. DrBlumenschine is also a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and has co-led palaeo-anthropological research at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania for over two decades.


Michael Nayler
Trustee & Treasurer

Mike has held various management positions at Anglo American plc for over four decades. He is presently Chairman of Link Market Services SA (Pty) Ltd and Trustee, Treasurer and Office Manager of PAST.


Busie Mpofu
Programmes Coordinator


Allen Trollip
C. A. S.A