JAM International is led by a dedicated team, who are responsible for steering JAM International’s global activities. The team is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of the organisation, as well as increasing the presence of JAM on the international non-profit sector for the benefit of those we serve. Being involved in a range of humanitarian and missionary work means the JAM leadership team is more tuned in to what is happening in the development sector.
Here’s a brief synopsis of JAM International’s leadership team, specifically relating to each of their areas of education, expertise and interests:
JAM Founder and Former CEO
(22.02.1945 – 09.08.2018)
The late Peter Pretorius is the Founder and also served as Chief Executive Officer of JAM International, until his passing on 9 August 2018.
He began his career with his father in the family construction company, gaining invaluable knowledge in the business and expanding his expertise in different trades.
Peter’s involvement in Christian outreach crusades steered him to becoming involved in humanitarian aid work, which led him to the fateful experience in 1984 when he was left stranded at a relief and food distribution center for 10 days with no food and very little water.
Being exposed to extreme hunger, poverty and death at a place that was supposed to provide relief, Peter and his wife, Ann, made the decision to dedicate their lives to alleviate the suffering of the poor, thus Joint Aid Management was established.
The world may have lost a legend and the poverty stricken in Africa lost one of their greatest champions, but Peter’s legacy continues to move forward.
Alongside her husband Peter Pretorius, Ann co-founded Jesus Alive Ministries in 1983. After more than three decades of tent, open-air and now rural gospel outreaches, more than 12 million people have registered the decision to receive Jesus.
In 1984, after witnessing thousands of Mozambicans, mostly infants and young children, dying from starvation, they founded JAM International.
Affectionately known by many as “Mama JAM”, due to her passion for the people of Africa, Ann is a highly motivated, compassionate and emotional woman, passionate for the cause.
Amongst other gifting’s, Ann has great talents in administration and marketing, and her dedicated contributions in these areas have brought JAM to where it is today – serving more than 1.2 billion meals to its beneficiaries over more than three decades.
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During June 2018, Kelvin Glen joined the JAM Family in the capacity of Country Director for JAM South Africa.
Kelvin has spent his career in the development sector working across a number of programmes spanning the African continent including Humanitarian Relief, Disaster Management, Education, Orphaned and Vulnerable Children, School Infrastructure, Social Crime Prevention and Justice, Marine Conservation, Food Security, Education, Non Profit Development and Aged Care. Kelvin gained extensive experience in nutrition when he was appointed as the founding Director of the Tiger Brands Foundation, an independent Trust funded by dividends from Tiger Brands (Pty) Ltd and aimed to improve the lives of learners at non–fee paying schools and their surrounding communities, creating sustainable, scalable and replicable programmes focused on nutrition and education enhancement. The Tiger Brands Foundation was the inaugural Public Private Partnership between a Corporate and the Department of Basic Education to establish and implement South Africa’s first in-school breakfast feeding programme along with food parcels for holiday feeding.
His vast experience across international, national and local NGO’s has groomed Kelvin well for this opportunity to lead the team at JAM South Africa to continue to provide a vital service to the communities that we serve.