Nicola Harris

Founder, Click Foundation

Nicola Harris was born and schooled in Johannesburg and went to Stellenbosch University and studied a BComm with honours in Economics. She then spent 5 and half years in Sydney working in investment banking with ANZ and then Caliburn Partnership. Nicola returned to South Africa in April 2008 to join the Rand Merchant Bank corporate finance team.

In 2011 Nicola helped establish the Click Foundation, an educational skunkworks set up as a response to the education crisis in South Africa. The aim of the foundation is to innovate and test non–ā€conventional, out of the box, technology based solutions that have the potential to scale and meaningfully impact education for individuals. The Foundation imagines a world in which South African children, through the use of technology, can have access to a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the wider world.

Nicola left the corporate world in 2012 with the aim of focusing more time on the Click Foundation and other upliftment initiatives, and to help manage private family investments and funds. Her hobbies include mountain biking, travel, triathlon, enjoying good food and wine and spending time with friends and family.