Programme Manager: Africa-wide programmes, Common Purpose South Africa

Zareena Gaibee

Zareena Gaibee is currently working as a Senior Programme Manager: Africa for Common Purpose South Africa. She joined Common Purpose in 2013 as an Administrator, responsible for office management and finances. Since then Zareena has progressed from Programme Coordinator to Senior Programme Manager, where she now leads on projects across the African continent, such as CSCLeaders (for exceptional senior leaders from Commonwealth countries), Africa Venture (for high potential emerging leaders from the African continent) and Global and Future Leader Experiences (for university students). Zareena’s Common Purpose experience has exposed her to working in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, project managing and designing programme curriculum for a broad range of leadership development programmes; all of which has led her to hone in on her sense of humour and adventure.


As an avid sport fan and wonderer her spare time is spent playing social and not so social touch rugby, watching various other sports from- cycling to trampolining, geocaching and contemplating the various ways of the world.