John Thöle (Director)
John Thöle was a founding member of the core consulting team of Edunova in the UK in 2000 and since returning to South Africa in 2004 has setup Edunova as a non-profit organisation to address primarily issues regarding the effective use of ICTs in learning and teaching. He is a qualified teacher and has worked in both state and privately owned schools in South Africa and the UK for the past 20 years. During this time his focus has been on the teaching of, and application of, ICT in education. He has also had key roles in the selection and procurement of ICT infrastructure and the project management of large scale ICT deployments.
Prior to his joining Edunova, John’s focus on the leadership and management of the application of ICT to education has been as the head of ICT for a number of public and independent schools and as the business development manager of an IBM and Lotus Premier business partner.
Doc is a director of Prudential South Africa charged with business development and also leads the company’s Corporate Social Investment Committee. He is passionate about raising educational standards in schools. Prior to joining Prudential, Doc worked for four years at Investec Asset Management and as an Employee Benefits Consultant at Alexander Forbes and NBC for 10 years. Doc has a B.Com degree with an Honours degree from Wits.
John Gilmour (Director)
John is the principal of the LEAP Science and Maths School, the only privately funded Maths, Science and Technology school in South Africa (www.leapschool.org.za). LEAP has a clear focus to create and maintain a structured learning environment that will allow each young person to develop fully as a human being and to develop a positive, caring lifestyle and appropriate work ethic.
John is a founding trustee of Edunova South Africa and a highly experienced independent education consultant working in South Africa and the United Kingdom. The current focus of his work is around co-operative learning and the ways in which learners can collaborate to improve learning outcomes. He has deep knowledge of the South African education system, in particular the new national curriculum and Outcomes Based Education.
Graham Walker (Director)
Graham is a founding director and trustee of Edunova South Africa. He was also a founding member of the core consulting team of Edunova in the UK (www.edunova.co.uk). Graham has extensive experience of leading and managing change in the private and public sectors and now is actively focused on the education reform agenda.
Ncumisa is a founding trustee of Edunova South Africa and the Principal of a vibrant primary school, Vukani, in Lower Crossroads, Philippi. She has held this post for 7 years and is extremely well respected for her openness and ability to embrace learning partnerships.
Siphiwo is the Principal of Delft South #3 Primary School in the Western Cape. His style of leadership is well respected and he has recently been asked to assist with the management of another school. Siphiwo belongs to the South African Principals Association and believes strongly in collaborating, sharing good practice and the development of high standards of learning.
Terence is a trained Chartered Financial Analyst with broad experience in projects, financial analysis and managing organisations in the financial, educational and non-profit sectors in South Africa and the UK. He is passionate about learning and the transformation of education. Terence is a founding director and trustee of Edunova South Africa and was a core team member of Edunova UK.