Educating future leaders

Our Team

The LEAP team is a passionate group of educators, learners, parents, community leaders, volunteers and specialists is at the heart of what makes LEAP work.

If you would like to join the LEAP team, please check our careers page for the latest recruitment news.

Contact us


Telephone: +2721 531 9715



  • Mamphela Ramphele
  • Ben Rabinowitz





Central Team

  • John Gilmour, Founder and Executive Director
  • Lawrence Manyesa, Schools Network Leader
  • Hayley Johnson, Management Coordinator
  • Raymond Schuller, Advancement Manager
  • Prathna Naidoo, Fundraising Officer – Johannesburg
  • Lungiswa Gwaai, Events Manager
  • Nicole Fisher, Relationship Team Assistant
  • Thandi Moyo, Business Manager
  • Kenneth Chandler, Bookkeeper
  • Ayesha Charles, Bookkeeper
  • Bongeka Ntantala, Junior Bookkeeper
  • Herman Meyer, Project Manager
  • Jeremiah Mubaiwa, Head of IT – Johannesburg
  • Heidi Gie, Payroll Manager




  • Lindelwa Mini, Leader of LEAP 1 (Langa)
  • Waleed Isaacs, Leader of LEAP 2 (Gugulethu, Nyanga, Crossroads, Delft)
  • Asanda Sigigaba, Leader of LEAP 3 (Alexandra)
  • James Malope, Leader of LEAP 4 (Diepsloot)
  • Raphael Mukachi, Leader of LEAP 5 (Jane Furse)
  • Wilhemina Motileng, Leader of LEAP 6 (Ga-Rankuwa)



Values - Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing