Wendy D. Appelbaum

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"Wendy Appelbaum is a director of Liberty Investors Limited, the previously listed holding company of the Liberty Group and is a trustee of The Tribune Trust, an investment holding trust. She is deputy chairman of the Connection Group Limited, an information technology company and South Africa's leading computer and technology retailer which is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. She is a director of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (Pty) Limited, a post-graduate teaching hospital wholly owned by the University of the Witwatersrand's Faculty of Health Sciences.

"Wendy chairs De Morgenzon Estate, a wine farm and agricultural business in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Wendy was previously the Deputy Chairman of Womens' Investment Portfolio Limited (Wiphold Limited), the first womens' controlled company to list on the JSE with then assets in excess of R 1 billion and is a director of Sphere Holdings Limited, a black empowerment company. She is a trustee of The Donald Gordon Foundation, the largest private charitable foundation foundation in Southern Africa and of CHOC (Children's Haemophilia & Oncology Clinic). She is also a trustee of the Redhill School Trust and a director of Business Arts South Africa (BASA) a non-profit organization administering a government grant for Arts and Culture which is used to match corporate sponsorship of the Arts.

"She serves on the advisory board of Special Olympics (South Africa) and is a member of Harvard University's Womens' Leadership Board and of the International Womens' Forum (IWF). Wendy is Chairman of South Africa's Women's Professional Golf Association (WPGA). Wendy is also a member of the Global Philanthropists' Circle (GPC), Houghton Golf Club, the National Federation of Owners & Trainers, The Jockey Club of South Africa, The Racing Association of South Africa, The River Club and the Wanderers Golf Club. Wendy was previously a member of the board of Witwatersrand Mental Health Society and of Gordonia and for many years worked as a volunteer crisis counsellor at 702 Crisis Centre and as a counsellor at Childline." [1]

She is married to Hylton Appelbaum. Her father is Donald Gordon.


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  1. Donald Gordon Foundation Wendy D. Appelbaum, organizational web page, accessed September 21, 2012.