Prof Tabensky is the director of the newly formed Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE), nested in the Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University. A central aim of the AGCLE is to help transform the South African tertiary education sector and the educational sector in general, in addition to making transformative interventions in businesses and government. He is the author of Happiness: Personhood, Community and Purpose as well as several articles and book chapters.
In 1993, through selling fruit & vegetables in downtown Johannesburg, Frank “beat the odds” and “escaped” homelessness. Over the last 23 years, Frank has travelled a fascinating journey “from the streets to finding purpose and passion.” It all started with hope on a fruit and vegetable stand at corner Plein & Wanderers Streets in Joburg CBD. Frank is passionate about reading, ideas, personal finance and South Africa.
Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur Gary Schoeniger is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurial mindset education. His message has influenced a broad audience from academic institutions and economic development organizations to government, and non-profit clients worldwide including the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the Colombian Ministry of Education, and the US State Department.
President Bree Langemo provides overall strategic and operational direction for the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative with a focus on developing high impact partnerships with academic, government, profit and non-profit organizations to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset, a new framework for thinking and acting that can empower individuals, organizations and communities to flourish in the 21st Century. Bree spent more than a decade of experience in higher education, most recently as the Dean of Business, Public Service & Social Sciences where she helped coordinate the implementation of a large-scale rollout of ELI’s Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.
David du Toit has been an educator since 1992. During time he has had the privilege of working in a variety of top quality schools, both Departmental and Independent. David is the Headmaster at Lebone ll College of the Royal Bafokeng, an Independent School in Phokeng, in the North West Province. Previous experiences at St Stithians Boys’ College and Grey High School have provided him with an extensive exposure to 21st Century schooling and best practice in schools. As an innovative educational thinker and leader David strives to reshape the landscape of the traditional school environment and harness the potential that schools have to transform society.
George Harris is a passionate South African who believes that education is the primary key to unlocking the potential of individuals, then communities, then the country and then the continent. He has had broad experience in different education settings in Soshanguve, Sandton and Phokeng. George believes that there is no ‘silver-bullet’ to solving the education challenges we face in South Africa but that education leaders must be bold in forging new constructs for our developing nation.
Zimkhitha Peter is the Head of Programmes at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Her passion is to nurture entrepreneurial potential in young people and seeks to make a contribution to the alleviation of poverty and the improvement of socio-economic factors in the country. Zimkhitha holds a Bcom Honours in Industrial Psychology (UNISA) and a Leadership Development qualification from Harvard Business School. Her desire is to see the Foundation as the centre of excellence in the development of entrepreneurial capabilities.
Nonhlanhla Masina is the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at the African School for Excellence. She is the embodiment of the potential that exists in South African townships. Born and raised in Tsakane, Nonhlanhla walked eight kilometres each day to attend Buhlebemfundo High School, where she was named Best Female Learner as a matriculant in 2006. Nonhlanhla now holds a B.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology, a B.Sc. (honors) in biochemistry, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Pharmaceutics, all at Wits.
Prof. Tabensky is the director of the newly formed Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE), nested in the Department of Philosophy,Rhodes University. A central aim of the AGCLE is to help transform the South African tertiary education sector and the educational sector in general, in addition to making transformative interventions in businesses and government. Prof. Tabensky is the author of Happiness: Personhood, Community and Purpose the editor of and contributor to Judging and Understanding: Essays on Free Will, Narrative, Meaning and the Ethical Limits of Condemnation and of The Positive Function of Evil. He is currently working on a solo authored book provisionally entitled Anti- Perfectionist Ethics, which he aims to complete in 2016.
Nceku Nyathi is a Senior Lecturer at the Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership. The Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership was established in 2011 at the UCT Graduate School of Business in association with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. The first of its kind in South Africa, the centre is dedicated to exploring new ways of doing business based on purpose, sustainability, and responsible practices that create dignity and belonging. Nceku previously I worked at The Open University Business School and The University of Leicester, School of Management. He is also a founding executive of the Africa Academy of Management. He has a Bsc (Hons) from Cirencester, an MA from Warwick and PhD from University of Leicester. From 2010-2012 he was part of Advancing Business Learning for Employability in Ghana a collaboration between The Open University Business School, and five top Ghana’s Business Schools to promote modern management education through active learning, experiential and reflective learning as well as employer engagement to produce high quality graduates.
Michael Crawford is the Chief Academic Officer of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. He drives the development, delivery, and curation of program curriculum and content for the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI). Building upon more than seven years of facilitation and scholarship in the fields of psychology, education, and human development, Michael combines theory and praxis from multiple disciplines to ground ELI’s work in sound practice and research. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Sport Psychology from Michigan State University, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas.
Keith Harrison is the Principal at Wynberg Boys High School. He has worked in education over forty years as a Latin, History and English teacher. After graduating from UCT in 1974, he taught for a few years before spending a year at Exeter University in the UK reading for a Masters Degree in Education.