Meet the Nedbank Tour De Tuli’s Dynamic New Duo
We are so delighted to welcome Bronwen Blunden and Lindi Nieuwenhuizen on board to drive the 2022 Nedbank Tour De Tuli. This year the race celebrates 15 years of adventures, traversing some of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, raising funds in support of CITW.
Bronwen Blunden, our new Tour Director, lives in Joburg, is a mom of two, and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Her reputation as a gritty, powerhouse professional in sports event marketing and management has earned her many top national and global awards in recognition of her significant achievements in sports event marketing and management.
Bronwen has accumulated an impressive portfolio as team leader/events manager of operations, logistics, branding and marketing communications for numerous top sporting events – throughout Southern Africa and beyond, and numerous prestigious sporting event management achievements.
Bronwen’s career spans organisations including Netcare 911, Liberty Life and Bonitas Medical Fund. In 2011, Bronwen’s career shot rapidly into top gear, when she joined MC Sports Marketing as their Senior Director. A highlight was the award-winning execution of Nike’s bold global 10K series, across Nelson Mandela Bridge into Hillbrow, followed by an event connecting Alexandra to Sandton, which involved complicated logistics, including closing highways!
Bronwen attributes her success to her extraordinary mother, Anne – an accomplished doctor dedicated to communities in need, Anne spends her free time over the weekends engaging in invaluable community upliftment programmes. Bronwen strives to live by Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”.
With more than 20 years’ experience of working in the non-profit space, Lindy Nieuwenhuizen joins us as Assistant Tour Director. She brings many amazing life experiences and journeys with the children she has worked with, from her days at Cotlands and then The Just Footprints Foundation, and Camp Footprints.
Lindy is no stranger to the Tour or CITW, having volunteered on the event for 11 years, and on numerous children’s annual camps. She also volunteers for The Leopard Conservation Project and has worked on projects with Wildcon Safaris and Global Supplies.
Lindy loves exploring the opportunities for collaboration and building impactful joint ventures through Corporate Social Investment partners, including sponsorships, as this is an exciting path to ensuring sustainability and growth, inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, and lasting impact.
Lindy has this to say about her new role: “Dedication to people, animals, and the Earth’s natural environment are my greatest passions. When you have the good fortune to work in this amazing environment, the possibilities are endless”.