Gerry Elsdon

Global TB Ambassador: International Federation of Red Cross and Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organisation, global speaker, MC, moderator and panel facilitator.

Humanitarian-activist Gerry Elsdon is a Global Activist and outspoken voice on issues of women’s empowerment, community regeneration, well-being and its impact on Women and Children in Africa.

She is actively working with organisations both at home and abroad to change the plight of our children, people living with tuberculosis and health and wellness. She has spoken internationally at the invitation of the UN, UNAID, UNCTAD, The World Health Organisation and IFRC on behalf of the South African people and Global Communities in plight. She speaks openly to the issues plaguing our communities and the
humanitarian challenges we must overcome – with the inspirational voice of someone unafraid to work toward positive change.

Gerry was born in District 6 and living through the forced removals and Group Areas Act in the Cape in the 80’s. But something inside motivated her to get on a bus from Cape Town and within one hour of arriving in Johannesburg, fate had her step into a lift at the same time as Nelson Mandela.

No one tells her inspirational and uplifting story better than she can.

Gerry is also a successful Businesswoma, is a Patron for Othandweni Family Centre in Soweto and together with her husband Kerry, constantly opens their home as a place of safety for children in need.

Gerry’s relaxed and personable style as an MC makes her a pleasure to work with at events with Heads of a State, Captains of Industry and corporate teams alike.

Her ability to interact with her audience, her infectious laugh and bubbly personality add to her popularity as a speaker and facilitator.

A very busy, well-known media and television personality, Gerry often graces magazine covers and social pages and always glamorous and poised, she takes on every task with zest and tenacity.