Kingsmead Council

Kingsmead College is a non-profit company without member in terms of the Companies Act. It is also a registered Public Benefit Organization and Non- Profit Organization. In terms of its Memorandum of Incorporation, the Management and Control of the school and its affairs vest in the Council. The Council consists of between 6 and not more than 14 Directors and is made up as follows:

• Three ex officio Directors being: The Heads of the Senior and Junior schools and the Business Manager;
• Two Directors nominated and appointed by the Parents’ Association, one from the Junior and one from the Senior School respectively;
• One Director nominated and appointed by the Old Kingsmeadean Association (OKA)
• Up to a maximum of eight further Directors, at least two of whom are experts in the field of education and provided further that at least four of the Directors nominated and appointed shall, at any time, be current Parents, past Parents, Old Girls, Teachers and/or Teachers who previously taught at the School.

All members (except the Headmistresses and Business Manager) serve for a three-year term but are eligible for re-election for a further term of the same duration. After a break of one year they are entitled to serve on Council once more.

The Council may appoint sub-committees to carry out certain of its functions. Sub-committees report to Council at each of its meetings and their decisions require ratification by the Council.

The Parents’ Association representatives on Council are the designated channel of communication between Parents and Council. Parents are encouraged to raise whatever issues they believe merit Council’s attention with their Parent Representatives.

Important policy and other decisions taken by Council are regularly reported to Parents.

Kingsmead College Council Members 2015

Mr Phillip Myburgh was appointed to Council in July 2011 and was elected as Chairman of Council in January 2013. Phillip has one daughter in the Senior School. Phillip is the CEO of Stanlib Credit Partners, previously having been a director of Brait Private Equity as well as filling senior and executive positions in the Special Projects and Structured Finance Divisions of Standard Merchant Bank, Rand Merchant Bank and African Merchant Bank.  In addition to receiving his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Phillip also holds a BA LLB from the University of Stellenbosch, H Dip Tax cum laude from UJ and has been admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of SA.

Mr Patrick Kabuya was appointed to Council in January 2012 and re-elected at the end of 2014. Patrick is responsible for the implementation of the Transformation Portfolio. Patrick has one daughter in the Senior School. Patrick is the Senior Financial Management Specialist at The World Bank and holds a MCom (Accounting) and B Com Hons (Accounting) qualification. Patrick is passionate about education and over the years he has contributed to school governance in various capacities, eg Trustee of South Africa Governing Body Foundation which is responsible for empowering and representing school governing bodies. He also served as Chairperson for the Montrose Primary School, amongst others, from 2003 to 2008.

Mrs Alison Carvalheiro was appointed to Council in January 2013 as the Financial Director. Alison is a Chartered Accountant with experience in the financial services sector and has lectured at Wits. Alison has two daughters in the Senior School.

Mr Graeme Evans was appointed to Council in 2010 and re-elected at the end of 2012. He is well known to many of the Kingsmead family as he was Head of the Mathematics Department at Kingsmead for 5 years.  He currently has a daughter in the Junior School.  Graeme left Kingsmead in April 2008 to take up the position of Assessment Specialist for Mathematics and Science at the IEB.  He subsequently joined St John’s College in April 2010 and is currently the Head of the Mathematics Department there.

Mrs Lynne Rivett-Carnac was appointed to Council in 2010 and re-elected at the end of 2012. She was a previous Headmistress of St Stithian’s Girls’ Prep as well as of St Katharine’s School for 9 years. During her time at St Katharine’s she was instrumental in establishing an Adult Education Programme. She has also served as Council member to various ISASA constituencies and in 2006 was appointed as an IQAA mentor. Lynne is an Educational Consultant with “Together Schools” and the AEC.

Dr Graham Herbert was appointed to Council in January 2013 and is the Managing Director of TEBA Ltd, as well as a non-executive director of Teba Development. He was awarded a research fellowship to Cambridge University and attended the AMP at Harvard Business School.  He has recently completed a three year directorship on the Pridwin Prep School board. Graham has a daughter in the Junior School and a son at Pridwin. Graham’s older daughter matriculated at Kingsmead last year.

Mrs Bev Bouwer was appointed to Council in January 2013, having previously served on Council as the PTA Chairlady during 2011 and 2012. Bev is married to Wayne and they have two daughters in the Senior School.  Bev is a qualified Actuary who advises her clients on the investment of their retirement fund assets.

Mr Frank Magwegwe was appointed to Council at the start of 2015. Frank has two daughters in Grades 6 and 9. Frank is a Segment CEO at Momentum Retail, previously having been CEO of Momentum Administration Services, COO of Momentum Wealth and MD of Foremost Futures. Frank has filled senior and executive positions at SCMB Securities, RMB Stockbroking, Coronation Fund Managers and Investment Solutions. In addition to completing the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Frank also holds a BSc and BSc Honours with distinction from Wits University, MSc with distinction from University of Pretoria, Postgraduate and Advanced Postgraduate diplomas in Financial Planning from the Free State University and is a certified financial planner, chartered alternative investment analyst and certified financial risk manager. Frank is a Council member at Masibambane College in Orange Farm and is the founder and managing director of Inspire Belief, a registered NPO focusing on social transformation through education. Frank is passionate about education, personal finance, reading and South Africa.

Kirsten Legg – OKA Representative –Kirsten has been the Chairlady of the Old Kingsmeadian Association since January 2014. Kirsten has been a relief and support teacher in the Junior School for the past ten years. Her eldest daughter is in Grade 9 at Kingsmead and her youngest daughter is due to start at Kingsmead in 2019. Kirsten runs a fertility support group and she has a florist from home.

Senior School Parent Representative

Mr Paul Carter was appointed to Council in January 2015. Paul is a director of ClucasGray (Pty) Ltd, a business specialising in private client asset management. He matriculated from Michaelhouse and studied thereafter at Rhodes University. Paul is a keen golfer and considers himself a keen (part time) runner. He has two daughters at the school, currently in Grade 11 and grade 10.

Junior School Parent Representative

Mr Paul Schonborn was appointed to Council in January 2013 and currently has a daughter in Grade 4. Paul has worked within the ICT and telecommunications industries for the past 17 years, with his longest tenure being at Dimension Data and Internet Solutions. He is the Sales & Marketing Director for PRP Solutions.

He is an avid water sports enthusiast and model builder. Academically, he has an MBA from Wits Business School, a business diploma from London City College and matriculated from St. Andrew’s College, Grahamstown.

His interests lie in organisational design & development, human resource planning and the use of technology to enable learning and productivity.

Paul has had a long standing history with Kingsmead, with many of his family and friends having attended the school.