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MEET THE KING EDWARD EDUCATIONAL TRUST
JONATHAN GERBER, OLD BOY (1986), CHAIRMAN OF THE KING EDWARD EDUCATIONAL TRUST
BA. HONS. PDM BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
OWNER TAG TRAVEL GROUP
Jonathan Gerber believes that King Edward is one of the finest, if not the finest example of a government school in South Africa. Recently appointed Chairman of KEET, he is a proud Old Boy and a past parent at the School. He believes that it is “our duty” to ensure that 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 TAG Travel. Together with his wife, Traci Gerber they started the TAG Foundation which currently supports 30 boys on bursaries through King Edward and 6 girls through Parktown High School for girls.
MICHAEL FABER, OLD BOY (1986) Trustee of KEET and Director of Strenue Ventures, 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. He was appointed as a trustee of KEET in 2009. His dedication saw him appointed chairman in 2013, a role he took over from his father. He served as Chairman until 2020 where he handed the baton over to Jonathan Gerber. Michael played a big part in the growth of the Trust as a fund-raising trust as opposed to an administrative trust and the assets of the trust have grown exponentially over the past 10 years. He was instrumental in appointing many of the Trustees that sit on the trust today. Mike is a proud father of two daughters and a son who attends King Edward VII School. 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 both the Prep and High School and matriculated in 1994. He was the Chairman of the Old Edwardian Society for ten years and is the current Chairman of the School Easter Rugby and Hockey Festival. He plays an active role in all facets of the King Edward family. He is well-known for his unflagging passion for King Edwards, and is committed to developing the School in every way possible. Neil majored in Economics, and also 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 to.
OLD BOY (1957), EX-OFFICIO PRESIDENT OF THE OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY AND TRUSTEE, 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 was Trust Chairman for five years before handing over the title to his son, Michael, who served as Chairman for 7 years. Tutty Faber is the epitome of a dedicated Old Boy. His unflagging passion, generosity and determination to uplift the schools inspires us all.<span class=”apple-converted-space”
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 the 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. Orrin founded the Strenue Trust in 2014 which is a Corporate BEE Trust with the vision of raising corporate funds through BEE. He is still a pivotal player on the Strenue Trust and heads up the Fundraising portfolio. 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. Kevin is at the forefront of the finance portfolio within the Trust and has dedicated his expertise to ensure the funds are well looked after. 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 and IT.
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. James has a son at King Edward and is very involved as a parent of the School.
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