Greyling ready to take the reins

The Star Early Edition - - COMPANIES -

THE NEW Curro boss is ready to take over from its founder, fol­low­ing the firm’s ex­pan­sion into the ter­tiary education sec­tor. This was part of the dis­cus­sions at the JSE-listed in­de­pen­dent school op­er­a­tor’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, held in Stel­len­bosch on Fri­day, in or­der to con­sol­i­date the com­pany’s 2016 busi­ness year. An­dries Greyling, the firm’s new chief ex­ec­u­tive will take over from Curro Holdings founder Dr Chris van der Merwe, who is step­ping aside to head up sub­sidiary Sta­dio Holdings, with the aim of ex­pand­ing into the ter­tiary education sec­tor both within and out­side of South Africa. Greyling will assume his new role as chief ex­ec­u­tive from July 1. “I’d like to thank Chris for lead­ing us to this point in our jour­ney. Chris has left me with a fi­nan­cially ro­bust busi­ness which I in­tend to grow to meet the am­bi­tions of our 80@20 vi­sion, to the ben­e­fit of all of our stake­hold­ers and the many com­mu­ni­ties who we cur­rently serve, and will con­tinue to do so, through trans­for­ma­tive education, ev­ery day,” said Greyling. Van der Merwe, Curro’s out­go­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “I am con­fi­dent that the new lead­er­ship, un­der An­dries, will take Curro Holdings for­ward to new heights and ful­fil the goals that we set out. It hasn’t al­ways been easy. We ex­pe­ri­enced chal­lenges over the past year, but we emerged stronger, more re­silient and more con­fi­dent, which bodes well for the brand.” – Joseph Booy­sen

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