Gareth Morgan in discussion with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Gareth Morgan in discussion with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Westville Old Boy Gareth Morgan was recently awarded the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship for young African leaders. This prestigious fellowship is awarded annually to approximately twenty leaders from around the continent following an intensive five-month academic and leadership programme.

Gareth, who is also a previous recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, started the fellowship journey in April in Stellenbosch and completed it at the Said Business School in Oxford in early September.

The fellowship is run by the African Leadership Institute, and has thus far produced nine groups of fellows since it first began in 2006. In total there are approximately 200 Archbishop Tutu Fellows across the continent.

“It was a transformative experience for me,” said Gareth. “Having recently resigned as a Member of Parliament, I was looking for new academic pursuits, and this fellowship certainly provided those opportunities.”

“I am particularly excited to be plugged into a fantastic network of people doing interesting things in all areas of Africa,” said Gareth. “I look forward to collaborating on a number of developmental and leadership projects that will benefit Africa’s growth in the period going forward.”

Gareth currently consults in the fields of environmental affairs and climate change, and runs a small start-up executive coaching consultancy working mainly with young politicians and government officials in three countries in Africa.