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Ryan Harrison

Co-Founder, SPARK Schools


Ryan Harrison brings innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to the South African education reform movement.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Social Science degree, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Media Management from Rhodes University. Thereafter, he travelled to Canada to work in the IT sector. Ryan subsequently returned to South Africa to enter the MBA programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He graduated cum laude and received the Lephatsi Investment Award for Leadership and the Smollan Holdings Award for Marketing Practice and Technology.

Following Graduation, Ryan Harrison teamed up with Stacey Brewer to launch SPARK Schools, the first blended learning school network on the African continent. Today SPARK Schools has 8 schools.

In his current position, Ryan combines experience in information technology and excellence in operational strategies to ensure that South African students benefit from integrated technology in high quality schools.

Ryan currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa