Ernst GouwsChairperson
Ernst is a social entrepreneur with a passion for education. He has been involved in several community education programmes since 2018 and was appointed as Acorn Education’s chairperson in October 2020.
He studied Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria and worked in financial services for 22 years, including nine years as CEO of OUTsurance.
Ernst believes that Acorn Education can be a beacon of hope for children and parents in underprivileged communities, where we can pave the way for many more learners to get a fantastic education and a fair chance in life.