Annette Champion

Annette joined the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy as the Director in 2019. Her professional career as a teacher has focussed on the full spectrum of education from establishing an Early Childhood Development Centre in a remote rural area of the Eastern Cape to teaching in primary schools in Cape Town and teacher training in the greater Cape Town area.

Throughout her career, Annette has been an education activist, deeply committed to working towards equal access to good education and life opportunities for all South African children. She has 2 adult sons, David and Paul.

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