About Leading Edge Business Solutions

Meet The Team

Andrew Badham

Andrew is passionate about communications and making connections. As an actor, playwright, singer, song writer and over all performance enthusiast, Andrew has learned the importance of effective communication in the social environment. A graduate of UCT, he has a Bachelor of Arts double major in Drama and Media&Writing. He has always found himself at home on the stage, be it theatre or music. He has also had a keen interest in the behind the scenes occupations of writing and directing. At school level he was awarded Best Script two years running as well as Most Versatile Actor and overall Drama Honours. The psychology behind performance and how that applies both to stage and interpersonal interaction is focal point for Andrew and formed key aspects of his studies.

Bernard Nieuwoudt

Bernard has more than 15 Years of experience as part-time and full-time lecturer and trainer: University of Pretoria (Hons class in Informatics), Monash (First Year Introduction to Business Computing and Second Year Software Development), University of Witwatersrand ("Organization, Data, Information and Business Intelligence") and “Oracle University”.

Technical courses include :

  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • SQL
  • Java
  • XML
  • Oracle Data Warehousing
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Project

Information Technology experience includes: IT blueprints, outsourcing, data migration, and software development. The project environments include: research, financial services, medical services, telecommunications, short-term insurance, mining, retail and IT outsourcing.

Project Management experience include acting as senior project manager on IT Projects, setting up project approaches and project offices, acting as a project mentor and trainer, and as an IT Team Service Manager


  • Project Management Society of South Africa
  • ACM (Signatory to Code of Ethics)

Award: Oracle University: “Best Fusion Middleware Lecturer. ZA FY2010 and ZAFY2011”

Relevant Qualifications and Training:

Date: 2014 APM Group. Passed Agile Practitioner. Certificate Number 02905943-01-L9LH
Date: 2005 APM Group, on behalf of the Office of Government Commerce (United Kingdom),
London Passed PRINCE2 Practitioners Examination and certified as a "PRINCE2 Practitioner".
Date: 1998 University of Pretoria Advanced Certificate in Information Systems Management (cum laude).
Project Management and Decision Support were amongst the subjects
Date: 1993 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Course in "Managing People in Software Development"

Idolate Phetheli

Idolate has been a Training Administrator at Leading Edge since March 2012, has been a receptionist and
Admin for 4 years in the training industry. She is passionate about working with people especially at the
front desk.

Formal qualification include:
Excutive Secretary - Boston Business College
Diploma in Hotel Management - Academy Business College
Customer Service International - Certified Business Professional (CBP)
Pastel Payroll - CTU
Business Communication - Certified Business Professional (CBP)
Excel Basic - Leading Edge


Kerrin Badham

Kerrin is the Operations and HR Director. She has a BA (HDip) Ed from Wits University with majors in English and Psychology and has experience teaching English at high school level and extensive experience training and teaching in general. Kerrin oversees the HR portfolio at Leading Edge. She loves dealing with people and the general well being of the staff and delegates is her primary concern. She also facilitates soft-skills courses in HR, leadership and training.  She is a qualified SDF (Skills Development Facilitator), having completed the UNISA Certificate in Skills Development Facilitation in 2015 with distinction, and consults to businesses regarding their SDF requirements. She is registered as an HR generalist with the SA Board for People Practices (membership no. 10791). She, together with a team of professional facilitators, project manages customised training solutions for Leading Edge clients from training material development to high-impact facilitated interventions that result in organisational change and leadership growth. She is accredited as a Level 1 Cultural Intelligence Facilitator with The Cultural Intelligence Center.  

Lawrence Maoka

Lawrence is a training instructor at Leading Edge Business Solutions (formerly Intoweb Academy)
since April 2008, and has been a technical instructor since 2004. Lawrence combines technical
knowledge with good communications skills, and consistently receives enthusiastic reviews from his
students. Lawrence has trained in all 9 provinces of South Africa as well as in The DRC and Swaziland.

Operating Systems and Application Software
Windows 95 –Windows 7, Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, Visio
Open /Libre Office Writer, Calc, Impress, Base
Google Apps
Gimp, Scribus
Wordpress and Joomla Content management systems
Soft skill/ Business Skills
Selling, Presentation, Communication, Time Management, Anger Management.

Certified Technical Trainer Exam
N5 Electrical Engineering
Installation Liaison Officer (Telecommunication)
Microsoft Office Specialist, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Hardware and Networking from City & Guilds of London


Mark Badham

Mark ss the Managing Director of Leading Edge Business Solutions. Mark has been programming since the age of 10 when he wrote his fist Basic Program on an Apple IIe. He has always been passionate about computers and education, and started tutoring matric students in 1994. Mark has been training advanced Linux courses, installing, configuring and maintaining Linux servers since November 1999. In 2002 Mark began training Perl courses. Mark was among the first group to write the LPI level 2 Certification in South Africa in 2004. Since March 2006 Mark has been training PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. Since 2009 Mark has started training Java and Python.

Mark's formal qualifications include:

Bsc (Engineering) Electrical

Institution: University of the Witwatersrand.

Final Subjects IncludedComputer Engineering

Certification: Level 2 Certification

Institution: Linux Professional Institute

Ryan van Rensburg

Ryan is a Senior Trainer and Linux Support Engineer at Leading Edge Business Solutions. He has been training in Linux, MySQL, PHP, HTML and JavaScript since September 2004. Ryan is a skilled facilitator who regularly receives outstanding reviews from his students. Ryan has been actively maintaining and designing Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) based hosting solutions since June 1999.

Ryan's formal qualifications include:

National Diploma: Engineering: Computer Systems

1999 Tshwane University of Technology

2005 Linux Professionals Institute LPI level 1 certification

2007 ICDL International Computer Drivers Licence

2016 Certified Technical Trainer+ Exam

2016 Microsoft Technical Associate

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