Chinezi Chijioke is the founding CEO of Nova Pioneer, a pan-African schooling franchise that is highly regarded for its innovative curriculum. He was the previous head of McKinsey’s educational business in Africa and oversaw the publication of several ground-breaking reports into international educational transformation.
Prof. Sarah Gravett is a Professor of Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She holds a PhD in Education from the Rand Afrikaans University (now part of the University of Johannesburg). She was a high school teacher for eleven years, during which time she received several awards for teaching excellence. Her other awards include: The South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education Teaching Fellowship and the medal of honour from the Education Association of South Africa honouring her for outstanding service to Education in South Africa
Wendy Horn has been principal of Protea Heights Academy in 2014. They have a strong focus on Mathematics and the Sciences with the application of e-learning and technology in our classrooms. She started the school with the first cohort in 2015. She has been Chief Marker and Internal Moderator for the Physical Science Grade 12 exam (Chemistry) for WCED. She has written study guides and co-authored Grade 10 -12 Physical Sciences textbooks for Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
Mark Horner is the CEO of Siyavula Education, a social enterprise focused on the accessibility of high-quality education. Siyavula’s primary commercial offering is an adaptive practice service for mathematics, physics and chemistry in high school. Siyavula has developed a catalogue of openly-licensed textbooks in collaboration with educators, sponsors and the Department of Basic Education that has been endorsed and printed for all government schools.
Siseko Kumalo holds a Master of Arts (Cum Laude) in Political Philosophy from the University of Pretoria. He has published with Education as Change, Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL) and in the Journal of Literary Studies. Siseko is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decolonising Disciplines, a journal dedicated to decolonising disciplinary knowledge across faculties in higher education. His research focuses on epistemic justice, pedagogies of mutual (in)fallibility, feminist and queer theory, violence, Education for Sustainable Development and higher education transformation.