MRS SANTIE L BOTHA
DR CHRIS RUDOLPH VAN DER MERWE
B.Prim (Ed), B.Ed, M.Ed (Cum laude), PhD in Education
Chief Executive Officer
Chris matriculated at the JG Meiring High School in 1979. He studied education at the Stellenbosch University and completed the degree B.Prim (Ed) at the end of 1983. He accepted his first teaching post at Gene Louw Primary School in the beginning of 1986 and obtained the degree B.Ed (UNISA) in 1988 before becoming Head of Department in 1992. In this year he also obtained the degree M.Ed (cum laude). In 1993 he started a close corporation “SkoolCor” whilst teaching at Gene Louw Primary School. This company produced electronic learning modules as surrogate for textbooks and supplied these to schools nationwide. During 2008, the Shuttleworth Foundation purchased more than 1 000 learning modules and today they form an integral part of an Open Source Methodology. Chris became the deputy principal of Fanie Theron Primary School in 1997 and in the same year he obtained a doctorate at the Stellenbosch University. During 1998 Chris founded Curro. During 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 Chief Executive Officer of Curro.
ANDRIES JACOBUS FERDINANDUS GREYLING
BComm (Hons), CA(SA)
Chief Operating Officer
Andries obtained the BComm Accounting degree at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and thereafter during 1991, qualified as chartered accountant. He completed his articles at KPMG where his clients, as audit manager, included Secunda, manager of Sasol Synthetic Fuels. Thereafter he worked at Sasko (a division of Pioneer Foods), Distell and PricewaterhouseCoopers. During 2000 he joined Media 24, ICG (brand names include INTEC, Damelin) as financial director whereafter he was promoted to financial director of Educor. During 2006 Educor bought a 26% stake in Curro, where Andries and Dr Van der Merwe compiled the expanded business plan upon which Curro’s current growth strategy is based. During 2007 when Naspers disposed of Educor and Curro, Andries acquired a stake in and joined Curro as Financial Director. He is currently responsible for the operations within Curro including Human Resources, IT, facilities and curriculum.
BERNARDT VAN DER LINDE
BComm (Hons), CA(SA), CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Bernardt is a qualified chartered accountant and a CFA Charterholder. He completed his articles and remained as manager in the Financial Services (Banking) division of PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2005. Thereafter he joined Finweek as writer and Head of Companies and Markets. Bernardt joined the PSG Group during 2007 where he has, inter alia, been part of the executive team at Paladin. Bernardt is or has been a non-executive director on the boards of various PSG Groups and Paladin investment companies. Bernardt joined the Curro Board during 2009 as a non-executive director and became Chief Financial Officer during 2011.
HENDRIK GIDEON LOUW
BComm (Hons), CTA, CA(SA)
Chief Investment Officer
Hennie matriculated at Durbanville High School in 1986. After school, Hennie completed a BAccounting degree at the Stellenbosch University, followed by a CTA and BComm (Hons) at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). He completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche successfully and obtained his CA(SA) qualification. After articles, Hennie lectured Auditing at the University of the Western Cape. During 1996, Hennie joined Hospiplan as Group Financial Director, a Group that developed private hospitals across South Africa. He was part of the team that listed the Group during 1997. In 1998 the Group was sold to the Medi-Clinic Group. Hennie joined Educor, a private education company in the Naspers Group, as Managing Director of their distance learning division, ICG, during 1998, and in 2004 was appointed Educor’s Group Managing Director, a position he held until Naspers sold the Group during 2007. After working in the venture capital industry as an investment manager for Mark Shuttleworth’s venture capital firm HBD, Hennie joined Curro during 2010 as Manager: New Business and was appointed as Chief Investment Officer on the Curro Board at the beginning of 2012.
MR KK COMBI
PETRUS JOHANNES MOUTON
Piet is the Chief Executive Officer of the PSG Group. He serves as a non-executive director on the boards of various PSG Group companies including Capitec Bank, Paladin Capital and Thembeka Capital Limited, a black-owned and controlled black economic empowerment investment holding company. He has been active in the investment and financial services industry since 1999. Piet joined the Curro Board during 2009.
Barend is a chartered accountant with broad international business experience in mining, finance, auditing, the oil industry, energy, government relations, business turnarounds, corporate recovery, consulting and corporate governance. Barend has had a wide involvement in the De Beers Family of Companies. Barend is Executive Chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines and the Chairman of the Environment, Community, Health and Safety Committee of the De Beers Family of Companies. He also owns a stake in Ponahalo, the black empowerment partner of De Beers Consolidated Mines. He is a director of several companies including being non‑executive director of Anglo American South Africa Limited and Alexander Forbes Group. Barend is the Chairman of Sizwe Business Recoveries which he founded in 1997. Barend joined the Curro Board during 2011.