Ayanda Mtanyana is the head of Advisory Services at New Leaders Foundation (NLF), an education advisory and implementation non-profit company. NLF aims to unlock excellence in education by providing insights, building capabilities and supporting transformation of education institutions to improve the quality of teaching and learning. It is the lead implementer of the Data Driven Districts Programme. Ayanda is committed to the transformation of the South African education system. He is a strategist, social entrepreneur and a McKinsey-trained management consultant, with extensive experience serving private and public sector clients. He holds a Bachelors in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town.