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Gareth Hawkey smiling at the camera standing in one of redPanda software's offices

– Gareth Hawkey Non-Executive Director of redAcademy –


Gareth Hawkey has over 25 years of experience within the IT industry, and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He has a deep and long standing passion for business and the development of the human capital.

Having gained experience as an IT Technician, Service Delivery Manager and Team Lead, Gareth Hawkey joined the Lewis Group as a Project Manager in 2001. He soon progressed within the organisation, eventually taking on the role of General Manager and becoming a member of the Executive Committee before leaving to co-found redPanda Software in 2009.

With over 20 years of experience in the retail technology sphere, Gareth Hawkey brings immense strategic business acumen to redPanda Software team as Group CEO and non-executive chairman of redAcademy. His unique insight has come from diverse and high-level work, including spending 10 years working with a large listed retailer; and a further 10 years on the other side of the desk, supplying retailers with dynamic technology solutions.

With a love for the magic that happens when technology and business meet, Gareth’s drive is to enable the training of software developers and change the landscape of custom software development for the industry by providing enough access to talent such that we can grow the industry to its full potential in South Africa.

– Contact us –

redPanda Place /
Golf Park / Raapenberg Rd / Mowbray / 7700

+27 21 680 0900


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