Cedric Ntumba, Chair

Cedric, a Chartered Accountant, has expansive experience in education leadership, finance, investment and software development. He leads a leading network of privately-owned nurseries: Little Ashford, where for two decades it has incredibly shaped the minds of and graduated approximately 10,000 children. With this successful record, Little Ashford gained international recognition for its excellence in early years education, featured in Forbes Magazine, CNN, and other leading platforms. Cedric recently co-founded Minitime Kids Group, a UK-based education advisory firm. It recently deepened its expertise in SAAS and mobile apps for the UK’s early years/nursery sector. He is actively involved in various boards, including SOAS, University of London, Aurora Orchestra, London Bubble Theatre, Edulution, Learning with Parents and the Watts Gallery Trust.


Cedric kicked off his professional career at Deloitte. His subsequent private equity experience contributed significantly in the delivery of complex and impactful projects, globally. His diverse roles extend to serving as a director on the boards of organisations such as listed Transaction Capital and South African Ballet (later renamed Joburg Ballet, for a decade as its Chair).


A bi-lingual global citizen who has lived and worked on multiple continents, Cedric, a Chevening Scholar educated locally at Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, is father to daughters who are educated in the UK’s private sector.