(CEO of Calling Education)
Werner holds a BSc(Ed) and BTh(Hons). He taught in the UK and at Paul Roos Gymnasium (where he matriculated as headboy in 1999). He served as head of character development and is a conference and staff development speaker on topics such as parental engagement, teacher motivation, positive discipline and value-driven schools. He is the author of a motivational book for teachers and a board member of The World Needs a Father.
Dr Philip Geldenhuys
Philip holds a BA, MA and PhD in Social Development. His research focused on school dropout amongst boys in poor communities. Philip was involved with the establishment of a non-profit organisation, Community Keepers. He now serves as CEO of this organisation.
John is the principal of the International Sport Leadership School – an organisation that has trained leaders from 120 nations. He is the Global Facilitator for Ubabalo; equipping coaches to be fathers on the sports field. Ubabalo has exploded to operation in over 140 countries with 10 000 coaches trained annually and open source material available for 17 sports in 21 languages. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and is a Certified Behavioural Consultant.
Thumakele achieved his matric through evening classes. He later completed a BTh, a BPhil and a Masters’ degree in sustainable development. He has travelled to Germany and Kenya on invitation from development forums. He is currently community development project director at Stellenbosch University and IMADCO. He is a board member of Stellenbosch 360 and heads up the Kayamandi Heritage project.
Willem was part of the PSG Group Private Equity team that built Zeder Investments. He was seconded to be CEO of Chayton Africa, a farming enterprise. He moved to Massachusetts where he helped start the African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative in collaboration with faculty and students of MIT and Harvard. Recently, he started Campitor Investments, focusing on an agribusiness value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.