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Our Staff

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Jenna Hiscock

Chief of Staff

Jenna is a jack of all trades, exploring different facets of our society and what is required for humane forms of development. She is studying her Honours in Development Studies, having completed a Bachelors Degree in Politics and History. Jenna is also a vegan chef and Montessori teacher, which has formed most of her professional career.


Badyn Holesgrove

Donor Relations


Badyn studied Business Project Management through UCT and worked across various industries from education to technology, holding roles in Sales, Key Accounts and Project Management. He has travelled and experienced first-hand the various cultural ideologies that directly affect the wellbeing of animals. One of these trips put him on the path towards the vegan lifestyle he now leads as he takes an active role in Credence, and connecting donors with our network


Cameron King

AAA Operations Director

Cameron ran his own eCommerce business for several years before pivoting to Charity Entrepreneurship to have a more extensive and substantial positive impact on the world. Cameron has been involved in the Effective Altruist community for over ten years and went through Charity entrepreneurship’s incubation program for 2020 furthering his focus on effectiveness, efficiency and operations planning.


Sopani Robert Neba

Programme Manager

Sopani is a social entrepreneur and the Co-founder of Katswiri Association, an NGO that supports smallholder farmers in livestock production and improving animal welfare. He is passionate about humane animal treatment and advocating for animal rights. Previously, he has worked with various NGOs in Malawi as a Government Relations Advisor and has also served as a board member in a few NGOs with the goal of providing government relations and partnerships expertise. Sopani holds an MSc from North Carolina State University and a BSc from the University of Malawi, Bunda College.

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Lynn Tan

AAA Research Director

Lynn graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research. She is a cofounder of Effective Altruism Malaysia and a Regional Rep for The Humane League UK. Lynn was also a participant in Charity Entrepreneurship's 2020 incubation program to learn the fundamentals of creating and operating an effective nonprofit organization. Before the program, she has worked in research, strategy and operations in a healthcare-focused social enterprise and a mental health startup.

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Moritz Stumpe


Moritz holds a Master’s in International Relations from TU Dresden and a Bachelor’s in International Business Studies from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has worked in the private, public and non-profit sector. Next to his engagement at Credence, Moritz is currently working for a sports sponsorship consultancy in Germany. Additionally, he is pursuing training in data science, aiming to acquire valuable skills for effective animal advocacy

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Andrew Fisher

 Non-Executive Director & Legal Advisor

Andrew is an attorney practicing commercial law in Cape Town. As a legal professional, he has worked on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, focusing on M&A and corporate finance. Prior to law school, he completed his Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, writing his dissertation on the practical ethics of effective animal advocacy. 

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Brett Thompson

Co-Founder &


Brett studied finance and economics at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. After completing his Honours thesis, Making an Economic Case for Vegetarianism, he went on to work at the Fry Family Food Co., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plant-based food alternatives. Brett has also held senior positions at Beyond Carnism and ProVeg International, accumulating over ten years of experience in animal advocacy.

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Reevin Frank, PhD

Non-Executive Director & Strategy Advisor

Reevin is an Engagement Manager at the management consulting firm, Letsema. His expertise includes strategy and direction setting, organisation structuring, and market opportunity exploration, particularly within the NGO and public sectors. Reevin received a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Cranfield University (UK) and the University of KZN (RSA), where his research focused on energy, waste and water systems. Reevin is driven by a passion for creating effective and sustainable impact in business and communities.

PBO Status

Credence Institute ("CI") is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO Reference #: 930068987) as set out in section 30(3) of the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962 (the Act).


CI has been approved for purposes of section18A(1)(a) of the Act and donations to the organisation will be tax-deductible in the hands of the donors in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in section 18A of the Act.

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