Staff

Cordwalles proudly employs a wide range highly qualified and dedicated staff to ensure a solid foundation for your son’s life.

  • Deputy Head: Portfolio Extra Mural Activities

    Luke Hounsom

    Luke was born in Empangeni on the 21st October 1982 and started his primary school years at Kwambonambi Primary School. He has one sister,...
  • Deputy Head: Portfolio Boarding

    Brendan Bailey

    Brendan was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1966 and completed his schooling at Maritzburg College in 1984. He was involved in cricket, rugby...
  • Head of Department: Senior Primary

    Phillippa Lowe

    Phillippa matriculated at Girls High School in Pietermaritzburg. She studied at Edgewood Teachers’ Training College and Natal College...
  • Head of Department: Pre-Primary (Inky)
    Blue Group - Grade R

    Derryn Odell

    Derryn was born in Pietermaritzburg and schooled at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School. She studied at Edgewood College of Education where...
  • Head of Remedial

    Belinda Quin

    Belinda has been interested in helping anyone with a problem of any kind since she was a young girl.   Becoming a teacher was an obvious...
  • Head of Pastoral Care
    Grade 4

    Denise Dedekind

    Denise is married to Kurt and they have two sons who are both Cordies Old Boys. Brian is working at Deloitte’s in Johannesburg and Michael...
  • Director of Cultural Affairs

    Lillemor Blunt

    Lillemor was brought up in Hillcrest when it was still a village and attended Edgewood College. She taught senior primary subjects and music...
  • PR, Marketing & Admissions

    Ruth Forder

    Ruth is proudly a born and bred Zimbabwean! She grew up in a small farming community called Belingwe where there were only 27 pupils in...
  • Estate Manager

    David Evans

    David joined Cordwalles after spending 18 years as Grounds Manager at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to this David worked as dairy...
  • Head of IT

    Yasean Khan

    Yasean Khan was born and bred in Pietermaritzburg. He lives with his darling wife Deborah and their two beautiful daughters, Cherise and...
  • Head of Afrikaans
    Assistant House Master
    Grade 7

    Michael Campbell

    Michael was born in Port Elizabeth. His family later relocated to KZN when he was a toddler. He attended Alston Primary School and Haythorne...
  • Head of Senior Primary isiZulu
    Grade 7

    Mdu Mtshali

    Mdu matriculated at Alexandra High School in Pietermaritzburg where he was the RCL chairperson. He studied for his National Professional...
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