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Dr Bennie Fourie is an educational specialist and entrepreneur.
He holds a Doctorate of Commerce (Strategic Management) from the University of Johannesburg (2007).
He started his career in the South African private education sector in 1993, when he co-founded Royal Schools, an organisation that specialises in the development and management of low fee independent schools in South Africa... read more +
He is currently the Managing Director of Royal Schools, where he oversees the management of 13 independent schools on five campuses with 6 250 learners and 400 permanent employees.
He is also a qualified executive coach and a specialist in the fields of strategy and leadership. In this capacity he has occupied several academic teaching positions on a part time basis, including senior lecturer at the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership.
In his career spanning 29 years he has gained valuable experience within the academic and business domains, and continues to innovate and grow Royal Schools to contribute to the transformation of the South African education landscape.
Ms Lovinia Moyo obtained her teaching qualification at Belvedere Teachers College in 2001. She started her teaching career as a language and commerce teacher at Sikhulile High School and Greenwood College and joined Royal Schools Princess Park College in 2011.
She was nominated as the best Business Studies educator in the Tshwane South District for 5 consecutive years with the high distinction rate throughout this period. In 2014, she obtained the second best Business Studies results in Gauteng province... read more +
She was appointed into the position of High School Principal in 2013 and then to the position of Executive Principal in 2015. During the period of her leadership, the school obtained excellent Grade 12 results.
She was transferred to Royal Schools Alberton in 2017 as the Executive Principal where she led the first group of Grade 12 learners in 2018. The school was awarded the top performing school in Ekurhuleni South in 2018 and was also nominated as the top performing school in the circuit in 2021.
Ms Moyo is passionate about academics. She has 21 year's experience as a teacher, mentor and leader. Her main focus is curriculum design and management. In her current position she heads the Academic Quality Assurance Team at Royal Schools where she focuses on transformational education, lifelong learning, STEM, robotics, E-learning and modern classroom methodologies.
Ms Lelane van Vuuren obtained a BA degree from the University of Pretoria in 1989 as well as a HOD certificate in 1990. She started her teaching career in 1991 at the Hoerskool Erasmus in Bronkhorstspruit. In 1992 she started teaching at Royal Schools Princess Park College. During 1996 she was appointed as Head of Department (HOD) of the General department of the Secondary School.... read more +
In 2000 she was appointed as Deputy Principal of Royal Schools Princess Park College. In this position she was responsible for all the Academic matters as well as the Discipline of the school. In 2007 she became Principal of Princess Park and also became part of the Management team of Royal Schools. In 2013 she was appointed as the Academic Director of Royal Schools. She currently holds this position and is responsible for manages all HR matters at all Royal Schools.
Ms Annelien Saaiman obtained an HOD from the Bloemfontein’s Teachers College in 1990. She started teaching at Jordania Primary School (Bethlehem) in 1991. In 1994 she joined Ed U College where she taught for 10 years. She was appointed as Head of Department (HOD) in 1998. In 2003 she joined Royal Schools Princess Park College as an educator... read more +
Here she held the following positions: HOD (2004); Primary School Principal (2007); Financial Director (2014). She is currently the Director of Operations responsible for IT, Security, Health and Safety at all Royal Schools
Ms Jennifer Stiff obtained a BCom (Accounting) Honours from the University of Pretoria in 1995 as well as a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting and passed the board exam of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1996. She joined KPMG (Pretoria) in 1996 to complete 3 years of articles, primarily in the field of auditing... read more +
In 1999 she was appointed as group project manager at Zeda Management Services, the management company for Avis Southern Africa Limited. During 1999 she was appointed as group finance manager and later also as company secretary. In this position she was responsible for reporting on and managing the consolidation of approximately 20 companies (subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates), maintaining the company registers, preparing the financial statements and consolidated financial statements, reporting on the JSE as well as assisting with cash management and taxation. She opened an accounting and taxation practice in June 2003 which focussed mainly on small businesses as well as providing taxation services to individuals. In 2004 she registered as an auditor with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB, now IRBA) and extended the service offering to include auditing. In January 2016 she joined the management team of Royal Schools under Royals Management Company as financial director.