Professor Hall is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and Research Director for GetSmarter, which provides online courses for working professionals in partnership with leading universities. Professor Hall is an advisor on Learning Analytics and College data diagnostics for Jisc, the United Kingdom's information technology service for higher and further education. He is qualified in Alternative Dispute Resolution and in providing advice and services to organisations undergoing change. He was Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Salford, Manchester (2009–2014). Before he joined Salford, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (2002–2008) and the inaugural Dean of Higher Education Development at UCT (1999–2002). A Life Fellow at the University of Cape Town, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts. Professor Hall began his career as a Historical Archaeologist undertaking research in colonialism, heritage and representations of the past. He then expanded his work into education, social and economic transformation and digital futures.
Mr Wesley Seale:
Mx Wesley Seale pursued his undergraduate studies at the Universities of the Western Cape (UWC) and Darlana (Sweden). He obtained a merit pass for his first M.A. in Governance & Development from the University of Sussex. His second MA thesis, titled: A comparative study between the South African Public Service and the Indian Civil Service, was awarded with distinction while he also taught South African and comparative politics at UWC. He has experience in working with a political party as a researcher and policy coordinator. He has also worked with a trade union federation.