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The Board: The people making it happen

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Tiger Wessels (GSB MBA ’69) is a co-founder of UTi Worldwide. He is a founding donor and trustee of the GSB Foundation. Tiger is also involved in other educational projects at UCT.

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Stewart Cohen (GSB MBA ’69), co-founder and Honorary Chairman of Mr Price Group South Africa, is a founding donor and current Chair of the GSB Foundation. Stewart is also involved in social projects at the GSB’s Bertha Centre, as well as pioneering the GSB Startup School.

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Peter Wingrove (GSB MBA ’13) has a professional marketing and consulting background, earning his stripes at UK and South African multinationals. He helped create the GSB Foundation and was appointed Managing Director by the board at the Foundation’s inception.

Ian Reid

Ian Reid (GSB MBA ’93) is the Immediate Past Chair of the GSB Alumni Board. A mining engineer by profession and background, Ian now leads a business management and entrepreneurship consultancy.

Raymond van Niekerk

Raymond van Niekerk (GSB MBA ’96) is a consultant, motivational speaker, lecturer and ‘dragon’ equity investor in start-ups. Raymond was Investec’s Global Head of Marketing for sixteen years and is now pursuing his own ventures.

Dr Russell Ally

Dr Russell Ally is the Executive Director Alumni and Development at UCT. Russell has worked for several international foundations and is a member of Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement. He serves as the UCT Vice-Chancellor’s representative.

Ashley Francis

Ashley Francis is the Executive Director of Finance at UCT. Before joining UCT, Ashley held positions in several business sectors, including management consulting, retail property management, renewable energy and higher education.

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