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Board of Directors:


Mr Shaun Courtney (Chairman)

Shaun received his MSc (Ocean and Atmosphere Science) and a M Ind Admin from UCT. He is a technical director of an Internet Service Provider, and is married with eight children.

Dr Christopher Warton

Chris Warton is a medical doctor, anatomist and senior lecturer at the health sciences faculty at UCT Medical School. He, his wife and five of their six children have studied at BI. Chris is a founding board member of The Vine School, formerly John Wycliffe Christian School in Cape Town.

Mr Sydney Europa

Sydney is currently the Deputy Principal of a Primary School and has been in education since 1979. He is also a patron of the Vine School, formerly John Wycliffe Christian School. He is married with three children.

Mr Geoff Jacobs

Geoff holds BA, HDE and B Ed degrees from the University of Cape Town, as well as a BA (Hons) from UNISA, an MA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He is the Human Resources Executive for the AP Moller-Maersk group in South Africa. Geoff has spent 20 years as a lay preacher in the Methodist church and is married with two children.

Rev Hilmar von Fintel

Hilmar received a BSc Eng (Mech) at UCT before graduating with an LTh from the Bible Institute. He is the senior pastor and teaching elder of Monte Vista Presbyterian and Reformed Church. He is married to Rose and they have two children.


Rev Martin Drysdale

Martin is a past student of the Bible Institute, and is presently serving as the preaching-elder (pastor) of a local congregation - Goodwood Baptist Church. He is married and has three children.


Mr Paul Theodosiou

Paul is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and an MBA graduate from UCT. Having worked in the corporate world until 2015, he now runs his own commercial property business. Paul is married with two children.





Professor Brian Gardner (Chairman)

Brian was a BI student in 1964. He was Professor of accounting at Fort Hare, UPE until his retirement. He serves as an elder in Connect Church, formerly Meadowridge Baptist Church in Cape Town.

Mr Bobby Bertrand

Bobby is an attorney and Director of Bowman Gilfillan Inc. A member of the Cape Law Society, he lives in Cape Town and attends Tokai Community Church.

Professor John Earle

John retired as Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was the former Moderator and Chief Examiner for the JMB and IEB. He is also the author and co-author of many textbooks and has also served on the Board of the Baptist Theological College in Johannesburg.

Rev Brian Koela

Brian is a graduate of the Bible Institute. He has served on the REACHSA Cape area executive and has pastored a multi ethnic church in Muizenberg. Brian is married to Minah and they have four sons.

Mr Michiel Strydom

Michiel graduated from the Bible Institute in 1960 and followed this with a career in accounting. He was assistant registrar in Human Resources at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He is married to Annabelle and they have four grandchildren. They are members of Plumstead Baptist Church.