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Stacey Brewer

CEO, SPARK Schools


Stacey Brewer believes that improving the state and esteem of education in South Africa will guarantee the global success of this country and create a prosperous future for all South Africans.

After completing her Bachelor of Science at Rhodes University, Stacey won a scholarship for the entrepreneurship MBA programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. There, Stacey channeled her investment in educational improvement into her thesis, which focused on a sustainable financial model for low-fee private schools in South Africa. This research served as the foundation for the establishment of eAdvance and SPARK Schools.

Stacey has been recognized as the Elle Boss 2015, Mail and Guardian Top 200 South Africans in 2014 and is also a Mandela Washington Fellow, which is Barack Obama’s flagship fellowship. Stacey graduated with cum laude and received the award for top student achievement in her class during her MBA.