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Yolande Jacobs

Head of Human Resources

Yolande Jacobs is WWF’s Executive Manager of Human Resources a post which she has held since her appointment in January 2011.

Yolande began her Human Resource career in retail with Massmart Holdings where she performed a generalist HR role for six years. She then joined Capespan, a fruit exports company, where she managed recruitment and selection for all the Capespan offices across South African. She also took responsibility for Career Development and Performance Management within the organisation. After a period of five years with Capespan Yolande was offered a position by Werksmans Attorneys as Human Resource Manager for their Western Cape offices. She remained with Werksmans in this role for five years until she joined WWF.
Yolande is inspired by WWF’s diverse and passionate staff, citing this rare combination of diversity and a deep emotional connection to the work we do as being unique to WWF. Yolande is proud to lead the team responsible for creating a culture and environment “where diversity thrives and allows us to achieve our conservation goals in an inclusive way”.  

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