Names and abbreviated curriculum vitae (C.V.) of the governing board.

Mark Allen

Mark is a chartered accountant with Honours degree in financial policies and accounting. He worked for four years in the computer assurance services department of Coopers and Lybrand, before starting an entrepreneurship business investment and advisory practice. This business adventure has seen Mark play a number of roles from Managing Director to Financial Director in a variety of businesses from start-up enterprises to listed companies. In 2006, with work interest pulling him to move overseas, Mark decided to transfer his work focus from business to social entrepreneurship, and stayed in South Africa to join LEAP Science and Maths School in realizing its vision of developing a model for sustained impact on education. Mark is CCFRD’s treasurer.

John Gilmour

John Gilmour is the founder and Executive Director of LEAP Science and Maths Schools. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cape Town. He taught English and Geography at Bergvliet High School and Pinelands High, was principal of Abbot’s College for five years before he started LEAP in 2004. The aim of the LEAP school is to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people, as well as the communities from which they come.

Johannes Burger

Johannes Burger was brought up in the rural area of Swartland (Moorreesburg) and served as a member of the South African Police Services (SAPS) until 1997 when he retired as an officer.Since 2000, he became a Councillor on the City of Cape Town and is serving the community of Ward 72 which includes Southfield, Windsor Park, Dieprever Industrial area, Elfindale, Punt Estate, Heathfield, Somerset Park, Lakeview, Retreat, Parts of Steenberg, Sasmeer and Ardleigh Estate.

Tenille Thomson

Tenille completed her formal tuition at the University of Cape Town in 2003, obtaining a BSc (Honors) in Quantity Surveying. She was employed at LDM (Cape Town) as a Quantity Surveyor since 2003 and left in 2013 to run a family business.

Charles Jansen

Charles completed his formal training as educator at Hewat Training College in 1981, obtaining a P.T.D (iii) as well as his B.Ed in 1995 and a BA in 1994 at the University of the Western Cape.He commenced his employment at Arcadia Secondary school between 1983 -1987. Thereafter, he taught Geography and Physical Education. He has been Principal at Thomas Wildschutt Senior Primary School in Retreat since 1997 to date.

Khungeka Furtak

Khungeka attended Hebe Hebe Senior Secondary Schoolin the Eastern Cape where she completed her Standard9 level (Grade 11) in 1991. She occupied various positions in Cape Town from a restaurant worker to a receptionist and an after care teacher, and recently since 2012, she is working as working director (Accounts) at Lancia Auto SA in Cape Town.Her interests in HIV/AIDS have motivated her to participate in several trainings mainly organised by NACOSA (National Aids Council of South Africa).

Andre Mabula

Andre completed his Degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1984. He taught Physical Sciences, Biology and Mathematics in several high schools and colleges in the DRC and Angola for more than ten (10) years. In south Africa, he taught at Sea Point High school (2007) and Y2K college in 2009. He still has to complete his research work at UCT were he is registered since 2003 as PhD student at the Science Faculty (Structural Biology and molecular Dynamics). He is currently the Executive Director of CCFRD, where he over sees all the programmes for the organisation.

Floribert Ntoto Panzu

Floribert completed his tertiary studies at Ecole Technique d’ Etudes Superieures (DRC/Kinshasa), completing a course in Chartered Accounting in 1985.He commenced his professional career with A.C.C.C.O Microcredit (Kinshasa) as Chief Accountant between1995–2002. He then worked at Leadership South as HIV Adherence Counsellor between 2007 and 2009, and at TB/HIV Care Association since 2009.Floribert is the Chairperson of CCFRD.