Mr Anthony Farr

POSITION: CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation


Anthony qualified as a CA (SA) and a CFA after finishing his B.Business Science (Finance and Accounting) at UCT.  After articles, he worked for Standard Bank in London for a number of years in their international corporate finance team.  He then co-founded the Starfish Greathearts Foundation in 2001 which currently supports around 15,000 children orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS.  He is the founding CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation established in 2005 as an education and development catalyst to assist a generation of high growth responsible entrepreneurs to bring about job creation and poverty alleviation in South Africa. The Foundation has 750 of these individuals across its entire talent pipeline starting at high school (Scholarship) through university (Fellowship) to those now pursuing their careers and enterprises as part of the Association of Allan Gray Fellows.


The Foundation seeks to harness the full opportunity for entrepreneurship to shape human potential for society‚Äôs benefit.  As part of this journey the Foundation is a founding member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network. Anthony serves as a council member for the recently establish Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa.  




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