OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mbuyazwe Magagula – Chairman
B.Eng. (Chemical) and B.Com. 

“The Link Trust offers me an opportunity to contribute to something bigger than myself. I was fortunate in my life to have parents, family, teachers and friends who valued education. It was their encouragement, guidance and advice that showed me the importance of education, especially at an early stage. The purpose of The Link aligns with my own upbringing and values and I aim to contribute in a meaningful way.”

Timothy Hugh Bashall – Trustee – Finances and Fundraising
Chartered Accountant (South Africa)

“I’ve been strategically involved, initially behind the scenes, since my late wife Margi started the Link in 2010. I took over her position as Chair of the Link Trust after she died in 2014 and I see my role as helping as best I can to fulfil her legacy.”

Cathy Fry – Trustee (Education & Training Specialist)
M.Ed, MA (Linguistics)

“What a privilege to contribute to the vision and mission of The Link. With 30 years of experience in the education and training sector in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK, I understand the necessity of children in their early years of schooling to be successful in reading, writing and arithmetic.  If they cannot read, they cannot learn.  If they cannot learn they cannot progress.  I believe that The Link programme empowers children from all walks of life to develop the skills they need to be the very best they can be.”

Chanel Schoeman – Trustee
Bcom (Law), LLB, Admitted Attorney, Advance Diploma in Trust and Estates, Advance Professional Certificate in International Taxation

“In my position as a Senior Trust Executive at Sentinel International Advisory Services, I specialise in the administration of trusts. Sentinel is privileged to be a part of The Link team and to assist where possible.”