Gareth MorganGareth Morgan


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Politics, Environmental Affairs and Executive Coaching

Occupational Position: Consultant Executive Coach

Professional History


Gareth Morgan consults in a number of fields, and has particular interests in politics, environmental affairs, education, training and coaching. He works as a climate change consultant to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. The work is primarily focused at the local government level, where Gareth works to improve climate change responses. In 2014 Gareth appeared on the inaugural list of South African climate change leaders produced by the Mail & Guardian.

Other recent consulting projects include work in the organisational design and social innovations space. Gareth was a Member of Parliament for South Africa's official opposition party for nine years, from 2004 to 2013. During his tenure in Parliament he served on the Portfolio Committees of Environment, Health, Mineral Resources and Water at different times. During his last four years in Parliament he was the Shadow Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs.

Other positions held during his tenure in Parliament included Parliamentary Counsellor to the Leader of the Opposition, and Whip of the National Assembly. His other achievements include: Rhodes Scholar (South Africa-at-large, 2000) Fellow of the Emerging Leaders' Programme run by the Southern Africa Centre for Leadership and Public Values Featured on the list of '200 Young South Africans to take to lunch' in both 2010 & 2011

Qualifications


BCom and an Honours degree (cum laude) in Political Science from University of Natal (PMB) MA Politics, Philsophy & Economics from Oxford University MSc in Environmental Change from Oxford University

Programs


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Peter Wilson
14 March 2017

The African Leadership Institute has a strong cohort of candidates for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  Amongst nearly 300 nominees from over 30 African countries, 26 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Spanning various industries, representing eleven African countries and ranging from 29 to 39 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.  The biographies of the 2017 candidates follows:

Norman Smit
02 March 2017

The United Nations has called attention to the wave of attacks in South Africa targeting foreigners living in the country. The attacks in South Africa have spawned calls for retaliation on South African businesses and nationals in Nigeria. The UN news site, the UN Dispatch, reports that youth groups have been the major drivers in this violence, and it goes on to quote an open letter by Ugandan youth leader and Tutu Fellow Victor Ochen. In his open letter, Ochen says that while the youth have been at the center of the attacks, they can also be part of the solution. He called on youth leaders in Africa to embrace non-violence. 

Peter Wilson
10 February 2017

There were 283 nominations of Africa’s finest young leaders from over 30 countries for the 2017 Tutu Leadership Fellowship, which starts on 22nd April. Applications closed on 15th January 2017.  Since then, a selection panel of past Fellows and AFLI Board Members have been working tirelessly to draw up a short list of candidates for final evaluation by the selection panel. The short list of 52 candidates was finalised on 7th February, and the plan is for the final selection of the 2017 Tutu Fellows to be agreed upon by the AFLI Board at the end of February. Only 17 candidates are finally selected.

Norman Smit
07 February 2017

The Bertha Centre, which is run by 2013 Tutu Fellow Dr. Francois Bonnici, has been profiled as one of the top five university-based social impact centres in the world.  The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the University of Cape Town and is part of the Graduate School of Business.  The nonprofit organisation the Bridgespan Group published the report which was done by the Skoll Foundation


A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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