The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
 
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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David Ginsberg

Candidate for Director

David Ginsberg
Director Finance and Administration
United Herzlia Schools
Cape Town, South Africa

David is married to Wendy and has two children Natalie and Saul. He has been a member of ASBOI since 2006.

He has held the position of Director Finance and Administration of United Herzlia Schools, an independent school in Cape Town South Africa with 400 employees and 2100 pupils for the past 31 years.

He heads up the central Finance, Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Facilities for the nine schools ranging from preschools to a High School.

Education and associations

  • BCompt degree from University of South Africa.
  • Harvard University executive course - Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management.
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
  • Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership. (UK)

David is passionate about the development of the Profession and furthering of international cooperation. He was instrumental in linking ASBOI to the National College for School Leadership in the UK.

Awards

In 2006, for his voluntary work in international school business management and the Western Cape, he was recognized by the Minister of Education of the Western Cape who wrote the citation that led to David being awarded honorary membership of the Institute of Administrative Management.

In 2014 he was a recipient of the Southern African Bursars of Independent Schools “Ubungcweti award”. The award which means “excellence” in Zulu.

Previous leadership positions held

  • Chairman: Southern African Bursars of Independent Schools Association
  • Committee Member: ASBOI Leadership Task team;
  • Committee Member: ASBOI Management Techniques Committee;
  • ASBOI Associate Leader for South Africa.

Current voluntary positions

  • Global Issues Content Area Leader: ASBOI;
  • Trustee: ORT SA Cape, a nonprofit organization that trains and supports preschool teachers in disadvantaged communities

 
RESPONSES TO ASBO DIRECTOR QUESTIONS

Vision Statement

Question 1: All professional membership organizations strive to grow membership, but current trends indicate that membership numbers are decreasing nationwide. Why do you think that is? What would you recommend that ASBO International do to grow membership?

Question 2: Public education is under constant scrutiny, and ensuring a transparent and ethical organization is imperative to garnering and maintaining public trust. What are the key characteristics of an ethical organization?

Question 3: The success of ASBO International is closely linked with the success of its state, provincial, and international affiliates. How can ASBO International further strengthen relationships and enhance collaboration with its affiliates?