Meet the team

The St Peter’s Foundation team is divided into a foundation office, a Board of Trustees and a team of Patrons, who support our offering. The foundation office is responsible for the day-to-day running of the foundation's activities.   

Foundation office

Monica Sloane

Foundation Manager

Monica is a qualified microbiologist who spent several years in the food industry.

After marrying an educator she moved into the education field in various capacities. Monica believes that as human beings we all co-exist and it is our responsibility to serve each other. It is this belief that led her to heading up the St Peter’s Community Partnership Programme.

Board of Trustees

William Mzimba

Foundation Chair

William Mzimba is the Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa, a position he was appointed to in September 2006.  He has obtained invaluable experience in various industries including government, utilities, manufacturing, information technology and telecommunications. 

His qualifications include an MBA, BA (Honours) in Business Studies, Management Advancement Programme (MAP), and Diploma in Datametrics.

On a personal note, William has a passion for education and what it can do as an enabler for development, specifically in the South African context.  He enjoys a round of golf when his busy schedule allows, watching F1 and Football.  

Peter Hayward-Butt

Deputy Chair

Pete has a BSc (Agric Econ) and BSc (Dev Econ). He was the assistant director of corporate finance at Barings Brothers in the UK from 1996 to 1999 before moving to ABN Amro in Hong Kong as the head of mergers and acquisitions advisory for Asia.

in 2004, he returned to South Africa as joint head of investment banking – a position he occupied from January 2004 until the beginning of 2015. He recently left RMB, but continues to consult within the group. 

Lindsay Clur

Trustee

Lindsay is a qualified chartered accountant (SA) and currently the CFO of Mirage Leisure and Development.

He became involved with St Peter’s in 2003 when his son attended the school and has assisted the school in various capacities - a member of Council, head of the finance committee and a trustee. He brings enormous financial expertise to the foundation and has been actively involved in developing the investment and financial strategy.

Christo Els

Trustee

Christo holds BLC and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria, as well as an LLM degree from the UNISA,all three with distinction.

He also attended an executive education programme on leading professional services firms at Harvard Business School in 2008.

He is the senior partner at Webber Wentzel and is a partner in the corporate practice. 

Christo is responsible for ensuring that the foundation complies with all legislative requirements.

Masechaba Tekana

Trustee

Masechaba is the General Manager: Governance, Operations and Integration (Citizenship) at Barclays Africa Group Limited. Prior to joining Barclays in 2015, she spent 14 years at the petro-chemical giant Sasol - in a variety of roles.

She holds a BA (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town, as well as numerous further qualifications from leading institutions such as the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Wits Business School.

She is a regular participant and speaker at summits and conferences. Masechaba is currently a member of the National Business Initiative’s Social, Ethics and Transformation sub-committee.

Malope Mabizela

Trustee

Malope is a Chartered Account having started her career at KPMG. She has subsequently worked for ABSA Corporate and Merchant Bank, and more recently as Financial Manager at Joe Republic. Malope obtained her B Compt (Honours) through UNISA. She is married with three children and currently enjoys her role as House Executive.

Patrons

Florbela Yates

Patron

Florbela (or Flof as she’s better known) has a background in corporate investment, having spent many years in the multi-manager industry with companies such as Investment Solutions, RMB International and Stanlib Multi-Manager. 

“I believe that as a privileged South African, I have a responsibility to give back and ensure that future generations have access to high-quality education at affordable prices.”

David Bernhardi

Patron

Dave is a medical doctor by training, having obtained an MBBCH from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994. Having spent 16 years in his own private practice, he is currently the medical director at Oryx Health and Hygiene, specialising in environmental service solutions.

Helen Atkinson

Patron

Helen is self-employed as an HR and labour consultant. She has a BA in Psychology and English from the University of Cape Town. Helen has built a sizeable business by using her knowledge of talent management, leadership development and employee effectiveness in helping organisations to mentor, coach and develop staff for greater organisational effectiveness. 

Helen’s passion for developing individuals has led her to become involved with various philanthropic initiatives and her involvement with St Peter’s has seen her heading up the council and later becominge a trustee of the Foundation. Her specific area of interest is bursaries and it is therefore no surprise that this is where her greatest involvement lies.