Dr. Jaco Deacon
Jaco is Deputy Chief Executive of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) and trustee of the South African Educational Development Trust. He holds an LLB, LLM and a doctorate (LLD) in Labour Law and is an admitted attorney. Jaco also serves on the South African Council for Educators and the Ethics Committee. He is the Editor the Juta Education Law and Policy Handbook, the “Case Law Handbook on Education” and “Financial Management in Public Schools”. He is also the author of “School governance: common issues and how to deal with them”, “Human Resources Management in Public Schools” and the compiler of the Pocket Statutes on Schools: Law and Governance. Jaco is a regular speaker at national and international events and has published various research papers in accredited journals. He is the current President of the South African Education Law Association, member of the Board of the Interuniversity Centre for Education Law and Education Policy and member of the Advisory Board of the World Education Congress. He is also the chairperson of an SGB.