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MEET THE KING EDWARD EDUCATIONAL TRUST
OLD BOY (1986) AND CHAIRMAN OF KEET, B.COM CA (SA)
Michael has a long history with the school having attended both the preparatory and the high schools between 1975 and 1986. He was chairman of The Old Boys Association from 2005 until 2008 and still serves on the committee. Appointed a trustee of KEET in 2009, his dedication saw him appointed chairman in 2013, a role he took over from his father. He hopes the trust will continue to raise funds towards the endowment fund that assists the schools with requirements not covered by operating budgets. A chartered accountant, Michael studied commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand.
OLD BOY (1994) AND TRUSTEE, B.COM ECONOMICS;ICSA, DIRECTOR/ CONSULTANT
Neil Darroch attended King Edward Preparatory and High Schools and matriculated in 1994. Chairman of the Old Edwardian Society and the School Easter Rugby and Hockey Festival, he plays an active role in the King Edward family. He is well-known for his unflagging passion for King Edwards, and is committed to developing the School in every facet. Neil majored in Economics, and studied as a Chartered Secretary and Administrator (ICSA), and now expertly balances his time between his commitments to KES and the numerous boards that he is a director of and consults.
OLD BOY (1957), EX-OFFICIO PRESIDENT OF THE OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY ANDTRUSTEE, B.SC.M.SC.RETIRED
King Edward’s is not just a school to Tutty Faber, but a second home. Benefactor, advisor, Trustee and patron of King Edward schools and KEET, Tutty attended KEPS and KES from 1947 until 1957. For the past 57 years, Tutty’s been a close ally of schools and the Old Edwardian Society, serving on the School Governing Body and the Trust simultaneously. He was also a sports coach when his sons attended the schools, and has continued in this role for another 25 years after they left. Tutty’s was Trust Chairman for five years before handing over the title to his son, Michael. Still active as a Trustee and in his support for the initiatives of the Old Edwardian Society, he is serving his second term as President. Tutty Faber is the epitome of a dedicated Old Boy. His unflagging passion, generosity and determination to uplift the schools inspires us all.
OLD BOY (1986), TRUSTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF KES GOVERNING BODY, BA. HONS. PDM BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,OWNER TAG TRAVEL GROUP
Jonathan Gerber believes that King Edwards is one of the finest, if not the finest example of a government school in South Africa. Chairman of the KES Governing Body, he is a proud Old Boy and a parent at the School. He believes that it is “our duty” to ensure all that is good about the school is retained and improved and to this end, Jonathan assists the Trust in aligning its objectives with the School’s needs. He says King Edward’s proud heritage and brave future must be protected if it is to continue producing leaders. Jonathan has an Honours Degree in Sports Management and a PDM in Business Administration, and is the owner of a travel company.
OLD BOY (1992), PARENT, CHAIRMAN OF KEPS GOVERNING BODY & TRUSTEE, B.COM. L.L.B., L.L.M.ATTORNEY, PROPRIETOR OF GUNN ATTORNEYS
Adam Gunn is extremely active in the King Edward community, fulfilling the role of parent, chairperson of the KEPS SGB, and is the most recent Old Boy to become a member of the King Edward Educational Trust. With two sons at the school, Adam’s enthusiasm and proactive support for KEPS and KES and public education in general, is partly driven by his commitment to create the best possible educational future for his children and also by his commitment to play his role in making the Schools a better place for all.
OLD BOY (1992) AND TRUSTEE, B.COM IT AND ECONOMICS, CEO: NETSURIT
Orrin Klopper matriculated at King Edwards in 1992 and went on to study Information Systems and Economics at tertiary level. Having joined the Trust in 2012, Orrin has aspirations of raising funds to ensure to future of King Edwards. Known to dream big, Orrin, along with the other members of the Trust, sees the broader significance of establishing an endowment fund that supports leadership and educational development, and how it relates to the broader public school system. As CEO of Netsurit, Orrin is a respected entrepreneur and businessman.
OLD BOY (1987) AND TRUSTEE, B.COM. MBL,BUSINESS PRINCIPAL AND FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Kevin McEvoy matriculated in 1987. His father and brother also attended the school. His subsequent studies ideally qualify him to provide valuable insight and acumen as a Trustee. Describing himself as “a passionate Old Boy”, he is committed to the school’s longevity and hopes to send his two young sons to KES from 2024. Kevin believes the only way traditional public schools can continue to compete on all fronts is through active Old Boy involvement, both financial and otherwise. Together with other Trust members, he hopes to create sporting, academic and cultural opportunities for all boys who attend this great school. Kevin has Masters Degree in Business Leadership and a background in finance andIT.
OLD BOY (1985) AND TRUSTEE, CA (SA),MANAGING DIRECTOR: E OPPENHEIMER & SON
Class of 1985 Old Boy and Trustee, James Teeger has a deep affection for the King Edward VII School. His extensive professional expertise and experience in accounting, banking and investment are invaluable to the Trust’s investment strategies. James actively promotes the fundraising agenda of the Trust and hopes their strategic goals will raise significant capital. James is not only a donor but also gives valued time and energy to school. He aims to see King Edward recognised as the best all-round school in South Africa, renowned for its academic, cultural and sporting excellence.
OLD BOY (1996) AND TRUSTEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO
Matriculated in the class of 1996, and heads up the UK KEET and Association commitee. Mark is an investment professional at Goldman Sachs in the UK. He is passionate about KES and Public Education in South Africa. Mark visits Johannesburg often and brings a positive and ambitious outlook to the board of Trustees.
OLD BOY (1988) AND TRUSTEE, HEAD OF GLOBAL INVESTMENT BANKING OF STANDARD BANK
David Munro is the Global Head for Global Investment Banking of the Standard Bank Group. He joined the group in 1996. Munro was appointed to Exco in 2004. Mr. Munro has been Chief Executive Officer of Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group Limited since July 1, 2011. He served as the Chief Executive of Corporate & Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group Ltd. since July 1, 2011
MEET THE EX-OFFICIO
EX-OFFICIO, KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL HEADMASTER,B. ED. HONS. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP. HDE SECONDARY EDUCATION.
David Lovatt joined the King Edward community as Headmaster of the High School in 2012. With more than 27 years of experience in high school education, David plays an important role in representing the needs of the School. As a valued educational advisor, David also hopes to aid the Trust in building an endowment fund for the school’s financial well-being. He is optimistic that the funding from the Trust will enable governors to employ and retain top quality educationalists, and purchase and renovate accommodation for teachers. David has an Honours Degree in Educational Management from UJ, a Higher Diploma in Education FROM The University of the Witwatersrand and a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership from the Wits Business School.
EX-OFFICIO,HEADMASTER: KING EDWARD VII PREPARATORY SCHOOL, HIGHER DIPL. IN EDUCATION
Inspired leadership in King Edwards is an important goal of the members of the Trust and Doug Shead, Headmaster of KEPS, embodies this quality. He rates his time at King Edward VII Preparatiry as the happiest teaching times of his life. In a long career as a teacher, Doug passed through King Edwards before his appointment as headmaster at other preparatory schools and then returning “home” in this position. Doug keenly supports the leadership agenda of the Trust and pays tribute to his predecessor at KEPS, Mr. Foote as a source of inspiration for growth and development. Doug is committed to keeping the School in the forefront of boys’ education. Doug has an Honours Degree in Educational Management from the University of Johannesburg and a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership.
EX-OFFICIO, TRUST SECRETARY, EX PARENT, FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE SCHOOL, FORMER CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOL EASTER FESTIVAL,BUSINESS MANAGER: KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL
Ian Sim, who grew up in Zimbabwe, sent his sons to King Edward and then joined the School as a fulltime staff member, in the role of Business Manager. In a secretarial capacity, he works closely with the Trustees to oversee and manage the finances. His wish is that the Trust will continue assisting the School financially, thus enabling its growth as a leading public school in South Africa. Ian’s higher education was attained within the Institute of Bankers and he furthered his studies in Business Management.