Debbie Davidson: New Treverton Borad Chairperson.
Treverton’s Board of Governors has appointed, Mrs Debbie Davidson as the new Chairperson to their Board of Governors.
Mrs Davidson has had a long association with Treverton. She is the daughter of Founder Governor; Rev. Rae Trew. In addition, she is an Old Trevertonian. She attended Treverton from 1979 to 1984 and was head of Trew House in her Matric year. Trew House was the first girls’ boarding hostel to be established at the College and was named to honour her father’s loyal support for the school.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (now University of KwaZulu-Natal) and a Masters Diploma in Human Resources Management (cum laude) from RAU (now the University of Johannesburg). In 2008, after 19 years in the corporate world, she started her own Human Resources Consultancy business.
Debbie became a member of the Board of Governors in 2001, and was one of the first women to be elected to the board. She was elected as Vice Chairperson of the Board in 2007. She is the first woman to be appointed as the Chairperson of the Board. Her fellow governors all recognise her pre-emptive approach to school matters and her competency in decision making on the Board.
Her father, Rev. Rae Trew is the last surviving founder governor of Treverton Schools. Though in his eighties, he is still a practicing engineer and continues to take an active part in school affairs.
Mrs Davidson replaces Mr Vic Winterbach as Chairperson. He has been on the Board since 2001, and served as the Chairperson from 2004-2013. Though he has resigned as Chairperson, he remains on the Treverton Board of Governors.
Mrs Davidson’s first official appearance as the Board’s Chairperson was at the school’s 49th Founders’ Day ceremony at which the guest speaker was educationist Dr Glynnis Noreen Prinsloo.
Left: Mr Noel Coetzee, Executive Head of Treverton Schools and Chairperson of the Board of Governors with Mrs Debbie Davidson.