Graham Bennetts – Executive Head Of Reddam House Helderfontein
Executive Head of Reddam House Helderfontein, Graham Bennetts is an avowed all-rounder with a passion for people, education and dynamic teamwork, welcoming diversity and the task of engaging people from wide-ranging backgrounds, solving exciting, innovative, educational challenges.
Graham Bennetts’ commitment to education has spanned his entire working life in South Africa and the Middle East. With a strong belief in a balanced education, he immersed himself fully in teaching, simultaneously embracing a range of co-curricular activities, serving on the KZN Schools’ Cricket Executive Committee as well as the Honourable Secretary of the South African Schools' Hockey Executive. He is a published author, notably of the 150th Maritzburg College birthday celebratory book, “Brothers for Life.”
After a teaching stint in the UAE, he ventured from the classroom into School Marketing and thereafter earned a promotion to Deputy Headmaster at Maritzburg College. From there he moved to the position of Campus Head at the IIE’s Pietermaritzburg Varsity College. In both institutions, he pioneered innovation, ethos and powerful strategic vision, whilst bearing efficient operational roll-out foremost in mind. At Varsity College, besides his leadership commitments, he actively tutored B Ed students in the Foundation and Intermediate phases of their teaching experience.
To quote Graham, “I am an all-rounder with a passion for people, education and working within a driven team. I love diversity, problem solving and leading staff and students successfully through challenges. I get very excited about strategic planning and watching how short-term goals are met as the long-term vision takes shape.”