Founder and Director - Harvey Leared
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.
Operations Director - Keith Reesby
Keith brings a vast amount of leadership and organisational experience to the Quest team, spanning international sport, the military, adventurous expeditions, corporate professional development, and education. As a Psychology graduate and former Psychology teacher, he has a life-long passion for character development and human performance. He spent 12 years as an officer and helicopter pilot in the British Army, deploying on a number of operational tours of duty. He has also been on expeditions throughout the world, including overlanding from Cape Town to the UK with his wife, Laura, and has completed numerous endurance challenges, including a double ironman. Most recently Keith was a teacher, sports coach and boarding Housemaster at Wellington College, one of the UK’s most prestigious co-educational schools. He lives at Quest with Laura, and their 3 children.
Laura Reesby - Director of Quest Leadership Institute
Laura is herself a product of a life-changing Gap Year, with 2 months in the jungles of Borneo proving the inspiration behind a successful 17 year career as an Army officer and helicopter pilot. In the military, she was posted to a wide variety of roles, including operational pilot, operations officer, recruitment, media and communications, and training and development, and has also tested her leadership skills on adventurous expeditions, including sailing the Atlantic. Away from work, she manages to juggle being a mother of 3 with a passion for endurance events (recently having come 3rd out of 250 women in a 100km coastal run in the UK!), and being a trustee of a charity in Kenya.
Japh Mpofu - Senior Facilitator, Course lead for Men’s Core and Core Classic
‘Mr M’ was born and bred in the Bulawayo area of Zimbabwe and was himself a Quest graduate in 2014. He made such an impression during his 7 months at Quest that he was asked to stay on as a course facilitator, and has since inspired and supported hundreds of young men and women through 15 Quest courses. Japh is a man of many talents, leading the Physical and Media acumens while also having responsibility for the Men’s Core as Senior Facilitator. Fortunately for his role at Quest, health, fitness and the outdoors are Japh’s main passions, and he takes great pride in being able to inspire and develop others to have a lifelong interest in these areas. The glowing testimonials that come in at the end of each course would suggest that he is an exceptional role model for Questors.
Joseph Moyo - Facilitator, Course Lead for Mixed Core
Growing up with a keen interest in the outdoors motivated Joe to study a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Combined with a love for sport, particularly rugby, he managed to maintain a disciplined exercise regimen. As you would expect from his physique, his great fitness passion is strength training! During his post high school gap year (2016), Joseph co-founded a registered non-profit organisation with a few friends, named ‘Do it for the Kids’ (DIFTK). Based in the Bulawayo area, the charities’ purpose is in “assisting in alleviating the plight of underprivileged children” across three Zimbabwean cities, and through an increasing network of volunteers, provides life changing support to hundreds of children. This accomplishment is of huge credit to Joe and continues to have an enduring impact on the children who take part in the programme. Many Quest students have been inspired by this ‘social entrepreneurship’ and have designed projects to raise money to support the charity.
Joseph now incorporates his skills to assist with the physical, social and personal development of the Quest Africa intakes, and takes the lead on the Mixed courses.
Thembele Zenda - Administration
Jenny Swart - Admissions
Sue Bryant - Nurse
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.