Ambassador Billy Modise
former South African Ambassador to Canada and former South African Chief of State Protocol)
H.E. Ambassador Billy Modise is the former South African Chief of State Protocol. He is also the former South African High Commissioner to Canada. Ambassador Modise servers on a number of boards, including those of South African Airways and Kgodiso Investments. In 2008 Ambassador Modise received the Order of Luthuli – Silver Class from former President Thabo Mbeki for excellent contribution in the achievement of a South Africa free of racial oppression and contributing to the building of a non racial, non sexist and democratic South Africa. He also received the Premier’s Excellence Award from the Premier of the Free State for his contribution towards the liberation struggle and South Africa in general. Ambassador Modise joined ACCORD’s Board of Trustees in 2007.