Bruno van Dyk has over 20 years of experience in development work, university advancement and international collaboration across multiple countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Gulf States, Europe, the UK and North America. During this time, he has led major university advancement endeavours, in both South Africa and the UK, exceeding targets in income and alumni engagement. He has also served as a primary volunteer in Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for the Danish Cultural Institute and the League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, UK & Europe, Grenzebach Glier & Associates and, previously, for 5½ years as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Durham University, UK. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the UKZN Foundation where he worked for 15 years.
He has been and is an ordinary member and Chair of several University and other non-profit national and international Boards. This includes being Chair of the Africa Centre for Childhood; the HIV/Aids Networking Centre; Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (Southern Africa); and the Institute for Partnerships between Education and Business. He has until recently served on the Board of the North American Foundation for the University of Durham and as a Commissioner on the CASE Global Commission on Philanthropy
Currently he is Chair of the International Education-Business Partnership Network and CASE Africa and is on the Board of Practical Philanthropy across Europe (in partnership with the King Baudouin Foundation-US) and of University World News (Africa).
For five years he was a Teaching Fellow on the University of Bologna’s Master’s in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation programme and has contributed to current debates by presenting and facilitating at over 30 conferences. He has two Master’s degrees, in English Literature and Commerce respectively, a Higher Diploma in Education, a diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a certificate in Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances from INSEAD.