Harvey Leared - Director
Harvey Leared is a Zimbabwean whose work experience spans Agriculture, Logistics and Education, both in consultancy and managerial roles. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Commerce and an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town where he was awarded the Old Mutual gold medal in 2003. His agricultural experience ranges from 15 years of commercial production of food and cash crops, to advisory, where he is a founding partner of the Silverlands fund. His agricultural consultancy work includes representing the AGRA funded African Enterprise Challenge Fund.
Will & Brigitte Randle - Senior Management
Will and Brigitte have taken on the challenge of developing Quest Africa in its fifth year. They have been part of the Falcon College family for some 18 years now and Will, who was Housemaster of Tredgold House for much of this time, brings with him a wealth of experience gained in both the British Army and in his role as housemaster and leader of many Woodsmoke expeditions, adventure camps, Natural History outings and sports teams at Falcon.
Lisa Wharam - Administrator
Lisa was born in Bulawayo and attended boarding school at Whitestone and Girls College where she completed a Business Study course after O'Level. She then travelled to the UK for a gap year which became a 10 year stay. Lisa was employed in logistics in the Distribution department of ASDA, a large supermarket chain. She then returned to Zimbabwe to be closer to family and friends.
Japh Mpofu - Facilitator
Japh Mpofu is from Nymandhlou just north of Bulawayo where he was brought up on a ranch. His is a former Questor having completed the first intake in 2014. He did so well that he was invited back to help over the final 4 months of the year. He did an excellent job and made a really good impression on the Questors of the Spring intake. He is passionate about the bush and ranch management. He is fit, highly motivated and very practical. Although short on experience he will make up for it with genuine energy and enthusiasm. He will be a fine young role
Ben Marffy - FacilitatorBen joined the Quest team this year, 2016. He was born in Zimbabwe and lived there until aged 10. Thereafter he was based in Zambia. Having been brought up on a farm he looks to become a farmer in the future. He went to senior school in Johannesburg at St John’s College for five years where he received his National Senior Certificate in Matric. Subsequently he joined the Quest Africa 2011 intake which he completed in style. Ben was accepted into The Royal Agricultural University in UK which he attended for three years. He completed with a Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Farm Management as well as a BSc Honours (Agriculture Management). He did two summer harvests in England, which included corn carting and cultivation work. After completing University he spent fifteen months travelling New Zealand, North America and Europe with a friend. He funded himself by doing various farm jobs in New Zealand and England. Ben is a great character, with loads of practical experience. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the bush. He has real leadership qualities and will be a fine role model for Quest students.
Felicity van de Ruit
Felicity has an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Leicester University in the UK and is registered with the Allied Health Practitioners’ Council of Zimbabwe, the British Psychological Society and the British Psychological Testing Centre. Felicity works with corporations and schools around Zimbabwe to enable personal and organisational growth. Working with the students at Quest provides Felicity with an opportunity to develop her own interest which is “unlocking potential” in people.
Gordon spent his youth in rural areas in Zimbabwe, and thus developed a love for the bush. After Chaplin, he went on to Natal University to do a BA (Hons) in Geography, followed by a PCE (London) at UCR. He has spent the last 44 years at Falcon College, where he went up the ranks to become Housemaster of Oates, then a Senior Master, and then Second Master to Neil Todd.
Sue Bryant was born and educated in Bulawayo. She entered her nursing career straight from school and trained at United Bulawayo Hospitals, her interests mainly in trauma nursing. Sue completed training in Advanced Trauma Life Support as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She then qualified to teach first aid, as well as management development courses. For 17 years, Sue worked for a private ambulance service, and progressed through the ranks to become Base Manager before coming to work at Falcon College.