Who we are
JumpStart is driven by a dedicated group of people who are passionate about education and youth in South Africa.
Board of Trustees
Diane Buntting, Chairperson
Diane is a mathematics teacher and academic researcher who has worked for more than 30 years at the Gauteng Department of Education.
Stephen Mahony, CEO
Stephen has 25 years of professional experience across various disciplines of business, social entrepreneurship, software engineering and skills development.
Themba is an actuary by profession who has served on the boards of blue chip companies and as the specialist investment trustee for the Government Employees Pension Fund appointed by the Minister of Finance.
Amber is a registered counselling psychologist and runs a private practice.
Edgar is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of professional experience across the ICT and financial sectors.
Jacqui is a marketing, strategy and market insights professional with over 30 years of working experience across a range of industries including media, finance, consumer goods and education.
Callen Hodgskiss, General Manager
Callen is a chartered accountant who has worked extensively in the financial services, management consulting and non-profit sectors.
Jabu Thomo, Programme Director
Jabu has many years’ experience in education, as a teacher, education official and non-profit manager.
Zintle Makumsha, Project Coordinator
Zintle is a recently qualified teacher who is pursuing an Honours Degree in education.
Nobantu Mshumpela, Project Coordinator
Nobantu is currently studying for a degree in Public Relations.
Daniella Tetelo, Robotics & Coding Programme
Daniella is a qualified software engineer who inspires our Robotics & Coding learners.
Betty Oliphant, Office & Financial Administrator
Betty is currently studying for a Bachelors in Education.
Our Interns drive the programme for learners on a daily basis.