Meet The 12 Members Of The Kingsmead Council, 2018: Left to right (Back row) Paul Schonborn, Lara Grenfell, Simon Fifield, Rizwana Bawa, Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi, Kirsten Legg, Derek Hird, (Front row) Jan Mallen, Bev Bouwer (Chair), Lisa Kaplan (Kingsmead College Head), Kim Lowman (Junior School Head), Polo Leteka (Absent).
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.