Meet the Team


Headed by Jean Williams, Executive Director, the Biblionef Team comprises of seven highly skilled staff members all working together to bring only the best storybooks to the children of South Africa.

Executive Director, Jean Williams, set up Biblionef in 1998 under the auspices of Biblionef’s Founding Member Mr. Vegelin van Claerbergen. At that time she had worked for 10 years as an Assistant Librarian at Grassy Park Public Library and 10 years as Chief Librarian at Ocean View Library. She was responsible for setting up the Satellite Library Masiphumelele near Noordhoek. Under her management Biblionef has developed into the organisation it now is which has donated over 1 million mother tongue books countrywide.



Sunitha Amod     Operations Manager

Cindy de Wet Administrative Ass.

Valerie Lenders Bookkeeper

Darcell Kopman Fundraiser

Brian Brady
General Assistant

Nokuthula Mbenyane
Trainee Librarian

Sibongile Eric Totose
General Assistant











Herman Bailey (Chairperson)
Shawn Cupido
Joan de Beer
Xolisa Guzula
Mary Nassimbeni
Robert Pearce
Thomas van der Walt
Susan van der Schijff
Jean Williams (Executive Director)