Meet our Mentors

Mike Hosty

Michael Hosty was born and raised in Zimbabwe and graduated from Rhodes University intent on pursuing a career in Anthropology. However, unexpected circumstances led him to commence his teaching career at Dale College Boys’ Primary in King William’s Town, ironically neighbouring the Natural History Museum where he had hoped to immerse himself in research.

His experience as a headmaster spanned twenty-five years. He undertook his first headship at Clifton School in Botswana, then served as Head at Dale College for nearly a decade. At the end of 2014, he completed 10 years as Head of Western Province Preparatory School, an independent boys’ school in Cape Town.

Whilst working in the state schooling system, Michael was actively involved in both provincial and national teacher unions, serving on the National Executive of the National Union of Educators. ln the independent sector, Michael served as Chairman of SAHISA and was also on the Executive Council of the International Confederation of Principals, a global body which oversees the quality of school leadership and management. Upon his retirement from school headship, Michael took up the position of Executive Director of IQAA.

Michael and his wife Diane have recently returned to their home in Port Alfred. Their family comprises a daughter, four sons and eight grandchildren. Their passions centre around family and church, and anything to do with the outdoors, be it mountains, the bush, or the sea.