Tutu''s Children - Visiting faculty
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Tutu's Children

Visiting faculty: Who is who

Meet those tasked with coaching the fellows on their journey towards becoming the inspirational leaders of the future.


Professor Shirley Zinn                                                                     Visiting speaker

Professor Shirley Zinn is the director of human resources (HR) at Standard Bank, South Africa. In addition to this role, she is also the global head of HR for the Standard Bank Group.

But she began her professional career as a secondary school English teacher and her skills and passion for teaching have led to her being recognised as an extraordinary professor by the University of Pretoria.

Professor Brian O’Connell                                                               Visiting speaker

Professor Brian O’Connell, the rector and vice chancellor of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, had first-hand experience of that country’s apartheid regime. And it is that history that fuels his passion for writing extensively on education and the legacy of apartheid.

He served in the higher education sector for 41 years, and is a Fulbright scholar who also played sports at national and provincial levels.

Dr Mamphela Ramphele                                                                 Visiting speaker

Dr Mamphela Ramphele is the founder of the Citizens Movement for Social Change, an NGO that aims to mobilise citizens to hold government to account.

While at university studying to become a medical doctor during the late 1960s and early 1970s, she became active in student politics and the anti-apartheid struggle. Along with Steve Biko, she was one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM).

Lord Hacking                                                                                     Supporter

Lord Hacking is a member of the UK House of Lords, a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court.

He is a key supporter of the African Leadership Institute (AfLI) and has been with it since its creation in 2003.

He was educated at the University of Cambridge and the Inns of Court School of Law.

Professor P.L.O. Lumumba                                                            Visiting speaker

Professor P.L.O. Lumumba is a lawyer and the former director of Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Commission.

He is an advocate of the high courts of Kenya and Tanzania and has taught law at the University of Nairobi for 17 years, and practiced it for 24 years.

Dr Allen Zimbler                                                                                  Supporter

Dr Allen Zimbler is the chief integration officer, head of HR and group head of the organisation development unit at Investec Bank.

He is a major supporter of the Tutu leadership fellowship programme and leads the trading task in episode two of Tutu’s Children.

For over 20 years, Dr Zimbler ran his own strategic management and organisation development consultancy and was well known in South Africa as a public speaker.

Rosalind Rathouse                                                                              Leader of the cookery task

In 1966, Rosalind Rathouse moved to London from South Africa to pursue her passion for food. She has worked as a professional chef ever since and leads the cookery task in episode four of Tutu’s Children.

As well as running her own business, she teaches others to cook. But it is the particular twist to her cooking regimen that brings out the true characteristics of the students.

This chef sets Tutu’s Children tasks that encourage them to manage under pressure and with limited resources.

John Ohiorhenuan                                                                              Visiting speaker

Formerly the United Nations’ resident coordinator in South Africa and an employee of the UN’s development programme in the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, John Ohiorhenuan now teaches Development Economics at Columbia University and The New School, both universities in New York.

Oliver Fischer                                                                             University of Oxford course director

Oliver Fischer’s passion and interest lies in the theories of leadership.

He is a fellow in Strategy, Leadership and Change at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, where he takes part in the organisational behaviour group for this series.

Michael Boyle                                                                               Leads the Shakespearean task

Michael Boyle is a senior associate at Olivier Mythodrama, an organisation that aspires to develop world class leaders, a psychotherapist, leadership coach and student of mythologies.

He teaches inspirational leadership at the AfLI and leads the Shakespearean leadership task in episode three of the series.

Peter Hanke                                                                                       Leads the conducting task

Peter Hanke is a Danish professional conductor who specialises in chamber opera and choral music.

In 2002, he established Exart Performances, in Copenhagen, Denmark, a research centre that uses art to stimulate ideas about inspirational, modern leadership.

He leads the conducting task in episode four of the series.

Charles Hampden-Turner                                                                 Management philosopher

Charles Hampden-Turner is a British management philosopher and a senior research associate at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

He is the creator of Dilemma Theory and the co-founded of the Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Group, a consultancy that provides training and consultancy services in diversity, cultural awareness, innovation and leadership, where he holds the position of director of research and development.  


Tutu’s Children can be seen from Thursday, January 10, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

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