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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christiaan Van der Merwe

56 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Samara Totaram

38 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Divya Singh

52 2017 Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer

Pieter de Waal

42 2017 Non-Executive Director

Mathukhana Mokoka

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rolf Stumpf

71 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christiaan Van der Merwe

Dr. Christiaan Rudolph van der Merwe is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. He is matriculated at the High School J.G. Meiring in 1979 whereafter he studied at the University of Stellenbosch and completed the degree B.Prim (Education) at the end of 1983. He accepted his first teaching post at Gene Louw Primary School in 1986 and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1988, before becoming the Head of Department in 1992. In this year, he also obtained a Master’s degree in Education (Cum laude). In 1993, whilst teaching at Gene Louw Primary School, he started a closed corporation named “SkoolCor”, which produced electronic learning modules as a surrogate for text books and supplied them to schools throughout South Africa. In 2008 The Shuttleworth Foundation purchased more than 1 000 learning modules and today they form an integral part of its Open Source Methodology. Chris became the deputy principal of Fanie Theron Primary School in 1997 and in the same year he obtained a doctorate in education at the University of Stellenbosch. During 1998 Chris founded the Curro Private School in a church in Durbanville, which opened its doors with 28 learners. In 1999, he constructed Curro Durbanville’s campus and in January 2000 approximately 320 learners started the academic year on this new campus. Since 1999 Chris has been the chief executive officer of Curro, a JSE listed company, which has grown to approximately 128 schools, with in excess of 47 000 learners and a market capitalisation of approximately R20 billion. In 2017 Chris stepped down as chief executive officer of Curro but will continue to serve as a non-executive director and eventually chairperson of the board of directors of Curro.

Samara Totaram

Ms. Samara Totaram is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the company. She is a qualified chartered accountant, completed her articles with Deloitte & Touche (in South Africa and New York) and then spent 18 months at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London prior to joining PSG Capital in 2007. In 2010 Samara was appointed as a director of PSG Capital and was primarily involved in new listings, capital raisings and other commercial transactions, merger and acquisitions and general corporate finance consulting. In October 2010, she joined Thembeka Capital Limited (Thembeka), a PSG Group supported B-BBEE investment company, and was appointed as its managing director in 2013. Samara drove the unlocking of value for Thembeka’s black shareholders. Samara joined Curro in October 2014 as the managing director of the Meridian venture and also served as a member of the Curro executive committee until December 2016. In January 2017 Samara transferred to the higher education division of the Curro group as its chief financial officer. Samara has served on the board of directors of many listed and non-listed companies and has chaired both the audit committee and the social and ethics committee of various companies.

Divya Singh

Dr. Divya Singh is Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer of the company. She is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, having practiced for her own account for seven years. She is a Certified Ethics Officer by The Ethics Institute and the Executive Director of Globethics.net Southern Africa. She has served variously as an additional Magistrate, assessor in the High Court, and consultant to the South African Law Commission. Divya was a professional academic for the past twenty-six years. The last position held was Vice Principal Advisory and Assurance Services at the University of South Africa (UNISA) where she was responsible for Legal Services, Risk and Compliance, the Ethics Office, Communications and Marketing and the Institutional Information Office (Data Protection and Privacy). Divya also served in the capacity of Registrar Governance as well as the Deputy Registrar, taking responsibility for institutional student administration. Divya’s research profile (in summary) includes more than 30 articles in accredited journals, ten book chapters, one book (co-edited), and in the last two years (2015 to 2016) she presented 15 conference papers and keynote presentations, locally and globally. She has been the editor of two academic journals and an editor of Butterworths Judgment-Online (JOL). She has received awards domestically and internationally for academic contribution and community service and engagement, as well as stakeholder recognition. Divya has a track record of service on boards, Commissions of Enquiry, and audit committees in the public sector where she served variously as chairperson or ordinary member of the committees and panels. She has initiated and facilitated co-operative and stakeholder relationships with local, continental and international partners with significant success and achievement.

Pieter de Waal

Mr. Pieter Nicolaas de Waal is Non-Executive Director of the company. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School of the University of Navarre, Spain and a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (Cum laude), from the University of Stellenbosch. Nico joined the PSG group in 2011 and currently serves as the chief executive officer of PSG Private Equity and as a member of the PSG Group executive committee. Prior to joining the PSG group, Nico served as a management consultant and then executive at SABMiller plc from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and specialized in strategy and operations. He started his career as an Engineer at Baker Hughes Inc. in Scotland and the Middle East in the oil and gas exploration industry from 1998 to 2000. In his capacity as CEO of the PSG Private Equity team, Nico has served and continues to serve on the board of many listed and unlisted companies. This included serving as the chairman of IQuad Group Limited from June 2011 to November 2011 as well as serving as a non-executive director of CSG Holdings Limited since June 2011. Nico also serves as a director of NRGP Holdings Proprietary Limited (trading as Energy Partners) and was appointed as a non-executive director of Alaris Holdings Limited in October 2014.

Mathukhana Mokoka

Ms. Mathukhana Mokoka is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Mokoka is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) SA with over 15 years of post-articles experience. She has sound public and private sector experience on various boards of companies, including Sanlam Limited, Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, Palabora Mining Proprietary Limited, Rolfes Holdings Limited, amongst others. Ms. Mokoka is also the Audit and Risk Chairperson for Palabora Mining Proprietary Limited and Rolfes Holdings Limited.

Rolf Stumpf

Dr. Rolf Heinrich Stumpf is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He was previously vice-chancellor and chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, vice-rector at the University of Stellenbosch and the president and chief executive officer of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Before that he was Deputy Director-General of the Department of National Education. Rolf served, amongst others as executive officer of the Universities and Technikons Advisory Council (AUT), the SA Council on Education, and the Scientific Advisory Council, chair of the Committee of Heads of Science Councils and a commissioner in the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE). He also served as a member of the Board of the Research and Technology Foresight Study of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology and was a member of the Council on Higher Education. He is a member of the Higher Education Quality Committee’s board and its executive committee, and was a member of Higher Education South Africa’s executive committee and chair of its finance and audit committees. He has recently been appointed to Unisa’s Council and is also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. Rolf is the author of a number of scientific articles in the field of statistics (qualitative data analysis) and co-author of a book on graphical exploratory data analysis. He also authored and co-authored a large number of policy reports in the field of education, especially in higher education. He has read numerous papers on higher education policy both nationally and internationally.

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