Mr. Anthony Farr is the founding CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, established in 2005 as an education and development catalyst to assist a generation of high-growth responsible entrepreneurs to bring about job creation and poverty alleviation in South Africa. The Foundation has 750 of these individuals across its entire talent pipeline starting at high school (scholarships) through university (fellowships), to those now pursuing their careers and enterprises as part of the Association of Allan Gray Fellows.
The Foundation seeks to harness the full opportunity for entrepreneurship to shape human potential for society’s benefit. It is a founding member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, and was invited to serve on the Enabling Entrepreneurship Technical Task Team of the South Africa Human Resource Development Council whose entrepreneurship education recommendations are currently being implemented by the Department of Basic Education.
Farr is a qualified CA (SA) and a CFA. After finishing his Business Science degree at UCT, Farr worked for Standard Bank in London for a number of years in their international corporate finance team. In 2001 he co-founded the Starfish Greathearts Foundation, which currently supports approximately 15,000 children orphaned or affected by HIV and/or AIDS.