Stephen Hickmore


Philip Meyer

Director & Chairman


Kuno Tschumi

Principal, Food Service, wines, Management Intro

Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management, Switzerland

Dr. Cameron Martin

Academic Dean

Qualifications: BA Organisational Psych & Human Kinetics & Ergonomics, PGCE (Rhodes), B Ed (Hons) Wits, M Ed Wits – Curriculum Development, Doctorate of Philosophy (Education) Wits

Lebohang Dibate

Head of Rooms Division

Qualifications: ND Hospitality Management, Btech: Food & Beverage Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Cum Laude

Chef Sam Theron

Executive Chef, HOD of Culinary Arts

Qualifications: City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation, Diploma in Food preparation and Culinary Arts (Cum Laude)

Gina Mulder

Practical Training Coordinator

Qualifications: National Higher Certificate in Hospitality & Catering

Dr. Marieta van Schalkwyk

Economics and Finance

Qualifications: Dr Phil social work, FSB Financial Services Board Certificates

Dr. Nyasha Mugadza

Sales and Marketing

Qualifications: Hon Business Studies, MBA Business Science, Doctoral Program Current, Doctor of Business Administration

Japie Benade


Qualifications: Master of Commerce, Strategic Management, Masters in Industrial Psychology

Caroline Baumgarten

German Lecturer

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Majoring in German and Russian and a Masters Degree from Wits University in Translation and Interpreting German, English, Afrikaans and Russian

Greg Pillhofer

Management and Leadership, IT

Qualifications: B Ed (Hons) Adult Education, Witwatersrand Int. Dipl. Hotel Management (Hons) AHLA

Annette Weaver

Nutrition & PT Culinary Courses, NYCTP, Chef Programme Facilitator

Qualifications: PGD in Hospital Dietetics, BSC Diet

Wayne Fisher

Hospitality Business Fundamentals Lecturer – General Manager @ The Cradle Boutique Hotel & Nature Reserve.

Qualifications: National Diploma Hospitality Management, BTech Hospitality Management, Bcom Honours Strategic Management, Mcom Strategic Management

Lorette Theron

Leadership Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Hons in Psychology (Stell), Masters in Industrial Psychology (NWU), Dare to LeadTM Trained

Donald Wilson

Chef de Partie

City and Guilds - Diploma in Food Preparation in Culinary Arts and Patisserie
SHS - Higher Certificate in Professional Culinary Techniques SHS - Higher Certificate in Patisserie and Bakery

Melani Koekemoer

Chef de Partie

OCC CHEF qualification, Top Student and Academic Achievements (Prue Leith) - 2022
Trade Test: Chef - 2022
City and Guilds level 1 & 2 - 2021
Advanced Certificate in Kitchen Management (Swiss Hotel School) -2024
WSET level 1 -2020

Academic Board Members

Professor Zak Nel, Professor Peter Baur, Dr Cameron Martin, Chef Mathew Foxon, Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Kuno Tschumi, Lebohang Dibate, Stephen Hickmore, Nick Martin, SRC representative.

Marketing & Accounts

Thapelo Thage

Student Advisor

Qualifications: Diploma in Business Management.

Elizabeth Meyer

Accounts Department

Qualifications: Diploma in Advanced Public Relations