As a member of Inspired, we form part of a global group. With offices in London, Johannesburg, Bogota and Sydney, Inspired has regional teams to support our growing family of schools in Europe, Australia, Latin America and Africa. To manage this diversity, we draw upon our wide-ranging educational and operational management expertise to share best practice across our Group.

 

REDDFORD HOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Grant Ferreira, Head Of Reddford House The Hills

Grant Ferreira is currently the Head at Reddford House The Hills. He has many years’ experience in the business and educational fields. He is well-educated, having obtained his PC Engineering Degree, as well as his MCSD Degree at Varsity College. Soon after obtaining these degrees, he felt the calling to the teaching profession. He obtained his B.Ed Degree in Human Movement Science and Sport Management and taught for eight years at a private school in Pretoria, where he was an Executive Committee Member, Head of House, and Head of Athletics. Because Mr Ferreira has strong leadership and relation-building skills, he was soon offered a position on the Anglo mines where he presented Safety and Leadership courses for three years. However, the calling to teaching remained strong, and he returned to the teaching profession. He remained in the profession and is now successfully steering Reddford House The Hills to a great future.

Besides teaching, Mr. Ferreira has another passion – soccer. He played semi-professional soccer for Arcadia Shephards and is co-owner of the Glenwegians Soccer Club. Being enthusiastic about sport, he managed to find the time to play in the Premier League Cricket for Tshwane Metro. He treats his staff, students, and parents with dignity, courtesy and respect, while also promoting open and critical exchange of ideas. He is a highly respected member of the community.

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Ravi Nadasen, Chief Executive Officer, South Africa

Before joining Inspired, Ravi worked as Chief Operating Officer at Tsogo Sun Hotels, Africa’s leading hotel group. His tertiary education started at the Durban University of Technology (then ML Sultan Technikon) where he obtained a National Diploma in Hotel Management. Some years later he obtained his BTech Management at the University, and concurrently completed the Advanced Business Programme. More recently in 2018 he obtained his MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. He was also fortunate to attend IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland for two eight-week blocks, where he did a leadership programme.

He has been and is very active in tourism bodies, having been on the board of Cape Town Tourism and a board member of the CT Chamber of Commerce while in Cape Town. He is currently the interim Chairperson of South African Tourism, the Deputy Chairperson and board member of the Tourism Business Council of SA. He was reappointed by the Minister of Tourism for a second term as a member of the B-BBEE Charter Council to advise to advise on the state of transformation in industry.

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Graeme Crawford, Reddford House Founder & Inspired Group President

Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards. Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potential and individuality of each child. Graeme opened his first school in 1993.

In the following five years the Crawford Schools grew to 6 in total. In 2000, he founded Reddam House. His impressive track record spans more than two decades and since 1993 Graeme Crawford’s schools have educated more than 32,000 students.

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Nadim M Nsouli, Inspired Founder & Group Chairman

Nadim M Nsouli founded Educas, an education investment firm in 2013 to make an investment in Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa. Since then, Nadim founded Inspired and led the growth of the group globally. Prior to that, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Prior to Gores, he founded and managed Lago Ventures, a venture capital firm. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. He received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.