Based: Cape Town

Successful business woman, sought-after public speaker, philanthropist and brand spokesperson, Amy Kleinhans-Curd sits on the board of several international companies. Her background and tireless efforts in the field of education have transformed the lives of millions of children in South Africa.

Amy was crowned Miss South Africa in 1992 and was quickly besieged with offers to involve herself in various businesses and causes. Armed with a Degree in Higher Education, Amy focused on creating a company that would have a massive impact on education throughout South Africa. She established Dial-A-Teacher, a nationwide phone-in advisory service for children and teachers, and is also a patron of ChildLine and the Sunshine Association for disabled children. Amy was also nominated as Rapport / City Press Prestige Woman of the Year in 2004.