Victor Sables
Tiaan Strauss
Victor Sables  Victor Sables is the Managing Director and not a member of the Board of Big Tree Foundation. He is the driving force behind the Big Tree Foundation. After selling his business in 2001 he has been working aggressively to improve the opportunities for children in the less privileged communities of the Western Cape. “I am convinced that through education we can create a generation that will have the knowledge to positively influence the future of our country” tiaan-Strauss
Tiaan Strauss describes himself as an adrenalin junkie who loves Mountain Biking, surfing, flying, hunting and golf, but first and foremost he is a family man. -  His secret to balancing a professional versus family life: He get's his family involved in what he does and makes them part of it. 
“I understand the importance and value of education and this is why I am the chairman of Big Tree Foundation.” – Tiaan Strauss 
Mike Hamel
 Kevin Wright
Mike Hamel
Mike Hamel is one of the founders of the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race. He has been an authority on mountain biking for many years, be it as a racer, event organizer, or one of the most renowned extreme sports announcers in Europe. The right to education is recognized as a human right by the United Nations, but for various reasons it is still not accessible to all children, especially when it comes to pre-primary education. The Big Tree Foundation tries to change that, which is why I proudly support them.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Kevin is a “wannabee” adventure sportsman !! He has participated in the Ironman, Absa Cape Epic and various other road and mountain biking events. While riding the Absa Cape Epic, Kevin was encouraged by the tremendous support from the kids that stood outside their rural schools and cheered the Epic participants. He was struck by their enthusiasm, despite the obvious poverty. This posed a real question … “how could he help ?” ….“Big Tree Foundation presented me with the opportunity to help children in an area I am passionate about – Education!”