Mike Lambert

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and training industry.

With a BA PGD IR in Law, Economics and Industrial Relations, he is a visionary with a highly proficient skill set that includes Business Development, Strategy, Negotiation, Entrepreneurial, Project Management and People Management skills.

Matt Lambert

Managing Director – Summit

Matt has a passion for innovation and doing things differently, which comes from his broad experience in front line and management roles within Business Intelligence, Sales, New Business Development and Commercial Finance held within Blue chip companies. Matt has worked across 5 continents and 19 countries to launch new products, establish sales operations and lead strategic projects.

His passion for education comes from a desire to address fundamental structural issues within Africa. Having headed up operations for the Invictus Education Group, Matt was able to put passion into purpose. With the move into MD role of Summit the desire to address the structural issues of youth unemployment in South Africa have become a reality and a daily focus for the team at Summit.

John Creighton


John has over 30 years of Management experience (Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitality Education). He has been involved in all facets of Operations, Openings, Managing of existing Hotels & Restaurants, to having started & owned successful start-ups as well as holding Senior Executive (Managing Director) positions within the education space. John is an incredibly driven person and always strives to be successful in every venture and opportunity that he’s been involved in. John has a good ‘entrepreneurial head’ and a unique mixture of sound management, entrepreneurial/start-up as well as Education Business experiences.

John’s cornerstones of achieving the goals he sets for himself to fruition, is having extreme persistence, tenacity, a ‘never give up attitude’ and working closely with, developing & motivating, high performance Teams to deliver beyond their own expectations. This attitude is what drives him to pursue a purpose of educating, empowering and ultimately creating gainfully employed students through the Invictus portfolio.

Murray Beattie

Chief Financial Officer

Murray is a finance professional with a strong passion for entrepreneurship. After completing articles in 2012 he moved directly into commerce and has worked in a variety of industries, from finance to sports marketing and hospitality. The opportunity to combine his financial and entrepreneurial skill sets with his personal passion for education saw him join the Invictus Education Group executive team in 2018.

Laurica Kok

Managing Director – International Hotel School

Laurica is an experienced and enthusiastic professional and entrepreneur. Her experience of over 15 years within the software and sales environments has ensured she has a good overview of all facets of business. A people leader by heart.

Her passion for education and empowerment of youth urged her to pursue a career within the Education remit. Her drive to bring education to all, especially with the broader Africa in mind, motivates her strategic implementation plans and goals for International Hotel School.

She is a devoted mother and mentor. Advocate of elevating for the future – education is power! She is the proud owner of a pop up shop and highly skilled in sales, operations, people management, business development, partnership management, change management and leadership.

Jolanda Bierman


Jolanda is a proud member of the inspiring and result driven Invictus team. Her passion aligns to the strong values we uphold and apply daily. Achieving student success is key in the provision of quality education and is supported by her 20+ years of experience within the higher and vocational education sectors. Her strength lies in being surrounded by like-minded teams across all our campuses.

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