Board of Governors & Parents’ Association

The members of the Board of Governors of Cordwalles represent a wide range of skills, expertise and knowledge.

Members of the School Board

Bishop Dino Gabriel (Visitor)
Bishop Dino is the Anglican Bishop of Natal and visitor to the school. He is married to Elizabeth, a school teacher and they have four children, three daughters and a son.

Mr John Campbell (Chairman)
John is married to Angela and they have three sons and a daughter. Nic is a Cordies old boy and is in his second year at Hilton College. Luke and James are both currently at Cordwalles and Philippa is at St Annes. John is the CEO of Chartered Wealth Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

Mr Garry Campbell (Vice-Chairman)
Garry is married to Trish and they have two children, Kimberly and Jonty. Jonty is a Cordies old boy. Garry is an attorney and a Director at Stowell & Co.

The Revd. Dr Ron Nicolson
Ron is married to Gail. They have five grown up children and nine grandchildren. He is a retired professor of Religious Studies and an ordained Anglican priest. Ron acts as chaplain to Cordwalles. He continues in a part-time church ministry and writes an occasional newspaper column.

Mr Pierre Bekker
Pierre is a Cordies old boy and is married to Mandy-Leigh. They have three children, Liam and Oliver who are at Cordwalles and Georgia who attends The Wykeham Collegiate. Pierre is the CEO of Safire Insurance Company Limited.

Mr Doc Louw
Doc is married to Cindy and is the father of three Cordwalles Old Boys. Doc is a Director at Venns Attorneys. He is the vice-president of KZN Rugby Union and Director of Natal Sharks (Pty) Ltd. Doc also serves as a non-executive director of Belgotex Floor Coverings (Pty) Ltd.

Mrs Kim Peddie
Kim is Chairman of the Finance Committee. She is married to Mark, a lawyer at Shackleton Credit Management (Pty) Ltd. They have two children, Dylan and Jason who are both at Cordwalles. Kim is a partner at Deloitte and Touche, a global professional services firm.

Mr Richard Kinvig
Richard is Chairman of the Old Boys Association. He is a Cordies old boy. Richard is married to Nicky and they have three children. Caleb is currently at Cordwalles and Olivia and Jorja are at The Wykeham Collegiate. Richard is MD of Kinvig and Associates an Environmental Consulting company based in Pietermaritzburg.

Ms Nobuhle Kuzwayo
Nobuhle has been a Board member for 5 years and represents Rt Revd. Bishop Dino Gabriel. She is a Deputy Chief Education specialist at Umgungundlovu District. She has two boys.

Mrs Frances Leppan
Frances is married to Gareth and serves as Chairman of the marketing committee. They have two children, Ethan and Dylan who are at Cordwalles. Frances owns her own legal firm and specialises in legal cost consulting.

Mr Greg Theron
Greg is an ex-officio member of the Cordwalles Board in his position as Rector of Michaelhouse and acts in an advisory capacity.

Mrs Flick Wright
Flick’s role on the Board is to champion the cause of Education. As there are currently approximately 60 families with daughters at The Wykeham Collegiate and sons or nephews at Cordwalles, Flick believes it is important to maintain and strengthen links and associations between the two schools. Flick is a widow and has a daughter.

Mr James Wardlaw
James is Chairman of the Property and Maintenance Committee. James is a Cordwalles and Michaelhouse old boy and is married to Nikki. Their son Rex, is in Grade 2 at Cordwalles and their daughter, Grace is in Grade 4 at The Wykeham Collegiate.

Mr Rob Mitchell (Chairman – Parents’ Association)
Rob is married to Sue and has two boys. Thomas in grade 5 and Luke in grade 3 both at Cordwalles. Rob has owned his own insurance brokerage since 1994.

Mr Todd Clark (Vice Chairman – Parents’ Association)
Todd is married to Kim Clark and they have 3 Boys. Ethan and Ben are currently at Cordwalles and Quinn joined the family this year (2016). Todd is the founder and managing director of a company called Bond Beyond that focuses on father-child interaction in a natural outdoor environment. He runs a small farm and is also a consultant skills development facilitator to Training Leadership Consulting (TLC) and various other training providers.

Mrs Antoinette Hankinson (Secretary)
Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster)
Mr Duncan Greaves (Deputy Headmaster)

Parents’ Association

Mr Rob Mitchell (Chairman & Chairman – aQuelle Cordwalles Mudman)
Mr Todd Clark (Vice-Chairman)
Mrs Elize Nel (Secretary)
Mrs Caryn Maitland (Treasurer)
Mrs Paula Bocking
Mr Nathi Duma
Mrs Tracey Gaboreau
Mrs Cathy Grant
Mrs Leigh Henderson
Mrs Sam Hubble
Mrs Mel Klute
Mrs Martina Longmore
Mrs Megan Steel
Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster)
Mr Duncan Greaves (Deputy Headmaster)
Mrs Ruth Forder (Marketing & PR)
Miss Michelle Gillon (Marketing & Media)

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