Gareth MorganGareth Morgan


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Politics, Environmental Affairs and Executive Coaching

Occupational Position: Consultant Executive Coach

Professional History


Gareth Morgan is the Director of Resilience in the City of Cape Town, running the City's involvement in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative.  Key to this work is leading the creation of the City's first Resilience Strategy. He was previously the Principal Trade and Investment Officer in the City, and played a leading role in establishing the Enterprise and Investment department.

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.  He resigned from Parliament in early 2013 to pursue other interests.

Prior to joining the City of Cape Town in 2015, Gareth consulted independently in a number of fields, including politics, the environment, education, training and coaching. Most of his work during this time was on improving climate change responses of local governments. In 2014 Gareth appeared on the inaugural list of South African climate change leaders produced by the Mail & Guardian.

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. He featured on the list of '200 Young South Africans' list 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

Charles Sidambe
01 June 2018

A strong group of Tutu Fellows have worked tirelessly and volunteered their time in the production of the forthcoming  Africa Innovation Summit which will take place from June 6-8, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The patrons of the event are President Paul Kagame and the former President of Cabo Verde, Pedro Pires.  The 2018 Summit will be a multifaceted event that will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including decision-makers to seek innovative and disruptive solutions for the challenges facing African countries.

Norman Smit
01 June 2018

By day, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is an impact investor who works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services.  By night - or in his spare time - he is a Nigerian football historian. 

Dr Wiebe Boer's latest work on Nigerian football, a book titled The History of Football In Nigeria - A story of Heroes and Epics, is to launch in Lagos on 10 June 2018.  It's been favorably reviewed by no less than Aliko Dangote, the President and CEO of the Dangote Group. 

Norman Smit
31 May 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow Stacey Brewer will be opening her 16th educational facility in 2019 in Witpoortjie, South Africa. Stacey is the co-founder of SPARK Schools, an independent school network that she started in 2012 with Ryan Harrison. They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high quality education for all.  The network keeps school fees as low as possible. Despite this, the network has schools rated among the top 10 private schools in Johannesburg.

Charles Sidambe
31 May 2018

Tutu Fellow Hopewell Chin’ono, is set to premiere a new documentary film entitled State of Mind in Harare in June 2018. The film by the award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker highlights an untold story of how Zimbabweans address mental illness in their communities.

State of Mind will launch in Harare with an introduction by Graca Machel.

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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