Lelanie Laurie Sharpley was born in Kokstad, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Lelanie is a founding member and director of the Peggy Nesta Foundation. A Designer by profession, Lelanie is the sole owner and runs Laurie Shaw, A company that has three business components including Hard Hat Trucking. Lelanie is married to Gaster Sharpley and has two sons, Johnathan, Garth and two grandkids, Jazmine and Noah. She is hands on in the operations of the foundation and particularly passionate about the programmes.