Why I love working at the Foundation by Sue Marx | Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Why I love working at the Foundation by Sue Marx

Why I love working at the Foundation by Sue Marx

DSC_0328I am a Cape Town girl who loves living close to the sea as my family is mad about surfing.I have a 17-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son who continuously fascinate me with their quirky senses of humour and love for their family. I have a degree in languages from Stellenbosch University and love reading, travelling and (this may come as no surprise to everyone in the Foundation) chocolate.

In the 90’s, I had the pleasure of working with Margie Worthington-Smith and James Thomas at the Triple Trust Organisation for five years during which time I was lucky enough to win the South African Secretary of the Year competition. In late 2010 Margie introduced me to the Foundation. I was and am inspired by its vision, its relentless pursuit of excellence, and the sense of reward and upliftment achieved by working in an area of such social need. I so admire how bright and hardworking our Scholars and Candidate Fellows are. When interacting with them, I can’t help but think that if they ran our country, the future of South Africa would be bright indeed.

My wish for South Africa is that the government collaborates with experts to develop and put into practise a truly excellent education system for all. Now there’s a project for one of the Foundation’s emerging entrepreneurs!

I enjoy working in the Executive team as it gives me an overview of what other departments are doing and allows me to indulge myself by doing what I do best– meeting and chatting with people. I am awed by Anthony’s capacity for hard work and learning, whether it is for the newest trends in global entrepreneurship or the latest iPhone app.

I still haven’t decided what I want to be “when I’m big”, but I am enjoying the journey along the way.

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