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Giles Gillett

Managing Director and Founder, New Leaders Foundation

Giles GillettGiles Gillett is the managing director and founder of New Leaders Foundation (NLF), a not-for-profit company operating in the education sector. NLF focuses on strengthening the data management processes and systems in districts and schools, so as to improve the quality of interventions provided to schools. Giles has worked in both the public and private sectors; as a high school accounting teacher, management consultant, executive coach, and currently, as a social entrepreneur. His core interest is the effective management of change in large systems, and his mission is to support the South African government in improving learner performance in the education system. Giles started his working life as a semi-professional cricket player, playing in South Africa and abroad. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting from the University of Cape Town, a Higher Diploma in Education and Psychology III from the University of South Africa, a Diploma in Advanced Practitioner Coaching from The Coaching Centre, and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Gordon Institute of Business Studies. Giles is a Fellow of the eighth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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