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

Mr John Campbell (Chairman)
John is married to Angela and they have three sons and a daughter. Nic, James and Luke are Cordies old boys and attend Hilton College. Philippa is at Varsity College in Cape Town studying a BA Corporate communications degree. John is the CEO of Chartered Wealth Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

Mr Antony Clark
Antony has been the Rector of Michaelhouse since the 1 April 2019.  Antony is widely acknowledged as one of the finest school leaders produced in South Africa. With degrees from Rhodes and Cambridge Universities, he has  headed St Andrew’s College in the Eastern Cape, followed by Gresham School and then Malvern College in England.

Antony is married to Dr Brigitte Jennifer Lang, and they have one son and two daughters.

Mr Doc Louw
Doc is married to Cindy and is the father of three Cordwalles Old Boys. Doc is an Executive
Consultant at Venns Attorneys. He was for a number of years Vice President of the KZN Rugby
Union and a Director of the Natal Sharks (Pty) Limited. Doc also serves as a Trustee of the
Belgotex Educational Foundation Trust.”

Mrs Kim Peddie
Kim is Chairperson of the Finance Committee. She is married to Mark, a director of the law firm Lynn & Main Incorporated. They have two children: Dylan and Jason who attends St. Charles College, both are Cordwalles Old Boys. Kim is a chartered accountant and director of Okhela Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Okhela Financial Solutions (Pty) Ltd (trading as EM Luiz Accounting) and Okhlea Inc..

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. They have two daughters Olivai and Jorja and a son Caleb who is currently at Cordwalles. Richard is MD of Kinvig and Associates an Environmental Consulting company based in Pietermaritzburg.

Ms Nobuhle Masemola-Kuzwayo
Nobuhle has  represented the Bishop of Natal as a Board Member since 2004. She is a retired Chief Education Specialist of the KZN Department of Education. Nobuhle has two sons.

Mrs Frances Leppan
Frances is married to Gareth and serves as Chairman of the Marketing Committee. They have two children, Ethan who attends St Charles College and Dylan who attends Cordwalles. Frances owns her own legal firm and specialises in legal cost consulting.

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 6 at Cordwalles and their daughter, Grace is in Grade 8 at The Wykeham Collegiate.

Mr Raymond Mkhulisi
Ray is currently the Executive Chairman of Nyati Health Products, a textile business and the CEO of Tower Uxhaso, a financial services business in the credit and investment sector. He also serves as the Chairman of Cargro, a family office. Besides serving on the Cordwalles Board, he serves on the Board of Governors of Michaelhouse, and the Board of Advisors of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America. He is married to Thembi and they reside in Durban.

Mr Thabiso Dube
Thabiso has more than ten years experience in business management and governance. He serves on a number of boards as a Non-Executive member where he provides strategic oversight. Thabiso is currently pursuing full time studies in corporate governance. Thabiso is a father to two Cordwalles boys.

Mrs Charmaine Padayachee
Charmaine Padayachee is a committed educator who was the Head of the Mathematics Department at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School and then joined the Hilton College Mathematics Department in 2014. She is currently the Head of Mathematics there and has experience in both the public and private Education sectors. She is married to AJ (Midlands K9 Unit) and has 3 sons; Jarrell (completed gr 12 at Hilton 2020-currently studying at Wits), Trey ( gr 9 Hilton College) and Nicandro (gr 6 Cordwalles). She holds a Masters Degree in Education, is extremely passionate about educating young people in and out of the classroom and is thrilled to join the Board of Governors of Cordwalles.

Mr Ryan Zammit (Chairman – Parents’ Association)Ryan is married to Taryn. They have a daughter (Rebecca) who attends St John’s D.S.G. where Taryn is as teacher. They also have two sons, Adam at St Charles and Charles at Cordwalles. Ryan is the Managing Director of Foodpak.

Mrs Mel Klute (Vice Chairman – Parents’ Association)
Mel serves as Vice – Chairman of the Parents’ Association. She is married to Rod and they have three boys; Ryley (grade 5) , Jamie (grade 3) and Casey (grade RRR) all currently at Cordwalles. Mel owns an Image Consultancy business in Pietermaritzburg.

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

Parents’ Association

Mel Klute – Chair person
Nadia Marais – Vice Chair person
Anita Van Graan – Treasurer
Tarryn Hoatson – Secretary
Ryan Zammit
Nathi Duma
Stuart Beaumont
Brad Glasspoole
Melissa Gravett
Sarah Cuff
Nooreen Nursoo
Justine Wills
Sam Hubble
Sarah Munro
Chantell Desfontaines
Kanchaal Mahabeer
Claudette Storrar
Theresa Craig
Lance Veenstra Headmaster
Ruth Forder Marketing & PR (2021)
Kerry Koller Marketing & PR (2022)
Michelle Breedt Marketing & Media