Specialists in their fields  

Teachers are hand-picked according to the following criteria:
• Excellent academic qualifications.
• Outstanding track records with reputations as having kept abreast with recent, relevant educational methodology.
• Dynamic personalities with a professional  demeanour who create a nurturing educational environment.
• An exceptional rapport and empathy with students by treating students with dignity and respect.




Paula Algar, Early Learning School Headmistress

Paula Algar was at Reddam House Umhlanga for 18 years, since the first day it opened. She brought with her, international knowledge of Education and has helped to mold and create an environment that ensures each child feels loved and valued. Her goal has been to create a space that is rich in laughter and joy, with a curriculum that allows for children’s creativity, passion and strengths to shine through. She has a team of passionate and dedicated staff who believe in the same ethos and work hard to encourage children to become all that they can be! Paula’s belief is that in order to help every child shine, the relationship between family and school is a vital one.

Catherine Raw


Catherine Raw, Head of Senior Preparatory & College

Catherine Raw (Head of School Grade 1 – 12) joined Reddam House Ballito to lift the school to new heights. With extensive experience in the Education sector of over 20 years, she has the knowledge and skills to grow the school.

Catherine has been recognised for her skill in Secondary School Leadership when she was placed first in KZN at the National Teaching Awards in 2017. Her involvement with the World Leading Schools Association has seen Catherine present papers at conferences and before joining Inspired she ran the Cross-Cultural Leadership Programme created by WLSA aimed at College students.



Ravi Nadasen, Chief Executive Officer, South Africa

Before joining Inspired, Ravi worked as Chief Operating Officer at Tsogo Sun Hotels, Africa’s leading hotel group. His tertiary education started at the Durban University of Technology (then ML Sultan Technikon) where he obtained a National Diploma in Hotel Management. Some years later he obtained his BTech Management at the University and concurrently completed the Advanced Business Programme. More recently in 2018, he obtained his MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. He was also fortunate to attend IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland for two eight-week blocks, where he did a leadership programme.

He has been and is very active in tourism bodies, having been on the board of Cape Town Tourism and a board member of the CT Chamber of Commerce while in Cape Town. He is currently the interim Chairperson of South African Tourism, the Deputy Chairperson and board member of the Tourism Business Council of SA. He was reappointed by the Minister of Tourism for a second term as a member of the B-BBEE Charter Council to advise on the state of transformation in the industry.



Graeme Crawford, Reddam House Founder & Inspired Group President

Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards.
Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potential and individuality of each child. Graeme opened his first school in 1993. In the following five years the Crawford Schools grew to 6 in total. In 2000, he founded Reddam House. His impressive track record spans more than two decades and since 1993 Graeme Crawford’s schools have educated more than 32,000 students.



Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & CEO, Inspired Education Group

Nadim M Nsouli founded Inspired in 2013 with the goal of creating a leading global group of premium schools. Starting with Inspired’s first acquisition of Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa, Nadim rapidly expanded the group globally via a series of acquisitions and building greenfield schools while maintaining the focus on only having the best schools around the world as part of the group.

Prior to founding Inspired, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Nadim received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.