Tribute to Ronnie Todd

Ronnie Todd (1941 – 2022)

Ronnie was the youngest of four brothers, born in Gweru, Zimbabwe. All four boys went on to become teachers and Headmasters.

Ronnie obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, his Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of London and his Honours from the University of South Africa.

Before moving to South Africa, Ronnie began his teaching career in Zimbabwe, first in Bulawayo and then Harare.

He had a huge love for cricket and golf, producing school plays, running the cadet unit and editing school magazines over and above teaching and coaching various sports. He was a straight talker, an accomplished public speaker, and an extremely committed and focused leader.

Ronnie was the third Headmaster of St Alban’s College, serving between 1987 and 1997. He joined St Alban’s College at a watershed in its history, and is remembered for being a transformational leader, a visionary and a mentor, who guided the school into the modern era of technology, innovation and strategic thinking. He then went on to become the founding Headmaster at St Peter’s College in January 1998 until he retired in August 2022.

Ronnie was married to Pat for 53 years, who pre-deceased him, and he leaves three daughters and seven grandchildren.