After serving on the school's board for 12 years, the last 3 of them as Chairperson, Ms Gugu Khumalo has handed over this important role to Ms Zama Mkosi. This is Ms Khumalo's farewell as chair, and her welcome to the new chair.
The past 12 years of serving on the school’s Board of Governors (“BoG”), 3 years of which in the role of Chairperson, have been most fulfilling. They were marked by the unwavering support and collaboration of all the friends of Inanda, united in the vision of making Inanda relevant today and into the future. The time came however for me to hand over the Chairperson baton whilst remaining an active member of the BoG. It, therefore, gives me the utmost pleasure to announce the resolution of the BoG to appoint Ms. Zamantungwa Mkosi (Mthiyane), Class of 1991, as the new Chairperson of the BoG with immediate effect.
Ms. Mkosi is a visionary and transformational leader who has experience operating at both Board and Csuite level. She is a business lawyer, a serial entrepreneur, a creative industry specialist, and a former CEO and COO of several multi-million-rand organisations. She has more than 20 years’ professional experience in the public and private sector. Ms. Mkosi is amongst other things passionate about the socio-eknconomic development of our African continent, particularly through enabling the inclusion, support, and empowering of women and youth into the mainstream economy for national and international impact. Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Ms. Mkosi. I trust that she will enjoy the full support of all the stakeholders of the school as she fulfils her role and responsibilities. Although great successes have been achieved, there remains more to be done to see our school improve its brand positioning, increase the enrolment of learners to pre-Covid levels, enhancing impact in all key strategic activities necessary to continue with Inanda’s 154yr old mission of celebrating and empowering young women!
Ms Gugu Khumalo, Class of 1970
Former Chairperson: Inanda Seminary Board of Governors