(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 and now serves as CEO of this organisation.
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. He started Campitor Investments, focusing on an agribusiness value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pierre is the co-founder and majority shareholder of Acorn Private Equity. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has extensive experience in private equity in Southern Africa. He sits on a number of for profit and not for profit companies’ boards with serving God and others as a personal passion.