Board of Governors

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the members of the recently formed ISCT Governing Body, who were able to convene for the first time at our recent Directors’ and Governors’ meeting. I am very pleased to have this body of people sitting alongside the school management and in a position to support the various governance and management structures of the school. There is a balance in the membership of the Governing Body between parents and independent outsiders who have no specific ties to the school and are here only to serve its best interests.

David Hunter, ISCT School Principal

The members of a Governing Body are as follows:

Adam Pike: Adam is also a parent at the school and has been so since January 2014. He is a long-serving member of ISCT’s governance structures as Chair of the PLC. He is a lawyer with his own practice and has agreed to serve as chairman of the Board of Governors

Tanya Kabalin: Tanya is a long-serving member of ISCT’s school governing structure, and has been a parent at the school since January 2012. She is a former Director of Shell in South Africa and internationally and currently runs her own consultancy business. 

Frank Matose: Frank is a former ISCT parent (two of his sons attended ISCT). He is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Environmental Humanities Centre and an academic at the University of Cape Town. 

Tim Black: Tim has been involved in township education and unemployment remediation since his arrival in South Africa in 2003. He has a PhD from Pretoria University, serves as an elder at Common Ground Church and is currently General Director of Scripture Union South Africa. 

Pippa Leggate: Pippa is an experienced school principal of three independent schools both overseas and in the UK. She joined the CfBT/EDT team later as a full time consultant for nine years and has served as an advisor to ISCT in a governance capacity. Currently, she lives in the UK, but continues to assist international schools as an International Advisor to the Council of International schools (CIS).

Rick Greener: Rick is a former Deputy at ISCT where he worked for 20 years. He has in depth knowledge of the Cambridge system and is currently Principal and Director of Teaching and Learning at Valenture Institute, a global high school reimagining online live-teaching education. 

Angeli Arora: Angeli has been a parent at ISCT since January 2016. She graduated from Oxford University and is currently a senior corporate partner at global law firm, Dentons (heading up their Africa private equity practice). She is an advocate for inclusivity, including the advancement of women. She believes education plays a critical role in empowering communities and bringing about equal opportunities. 

Mahesh Cooper: Mahesh has been a parent at ISCT since January 2019. He is currently involved in fintech start-ups as well as serving as a non-executive director of an educational non-profit organization. He was previously COO at Perpetua Investment Managers and prior to that, an executive director at Allan Gray