Our Team

  • Gary Grant

    Managing Director

    Gary is an MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town, Gary specialises in Marketing and Communications. Before starting Accelerate Sport, Gary was SA Rugby’s Marketing Director for 8 years between 1996 and 2004.

  • Edward Gregory

    Chief Executive Officer

    Edward joined Accelerate on a permanent basis following the completion of his Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management from the University of Cape Town, where he graduated on the Dean’s Merit List.

  • Lunga Thomas

    Head of Sales

    Lunga is a budding social entrepreneur and a die hard Moroka Swallows, Arsenal and a Golden Lions fan. Having studied Basic Business Management and various Sales Courses, Lunga joined Accelerate Sport in 2013.

  • Daniel Quinta

    Sales & Marketing Executive

    Daniel is passionate about the development of sport in South Africa. Daniel has has a holistic view to leveraging sponsorships that ensures the sponsor’s brand will benefit through long-term relationships.

  • Hannelie Schoeman

    Head of Operations

    Hannelie completed her undergrad in Human Movement Science (with Option Sport Psychology) and completed her Honours in Sport and Leisure Studies in Society at the University of Pretoria. She has always loved sports, specifically dancing and netball.

  • Kim Commins

    Head: Squash

    Kim studied a B.Prim.Ed at UCT. Where she played Squash for UCT for 5 years and made the SA Universities side in her final year. Kim has played in 19 Kaplan Cups and has a school of squash at WPCC and coaches at Herschel.

  • Ryan Payne

    Sales & Marketing Executive

    Ryan was born in Durban to a surfing family, sea water flows through his veins, Ryan grew up as a competitive surfer who would later captain the South African team and compete in the Billabong Pro in J-Bay.