Anthony Farr

Anthony Farr

Anthony was employed at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation from 2005 to 2017 and was the CEO of the Foundation when he left. He moved on to take up responsibilities for Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies (Africa), a philanthropic arm of the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

Articles by Anthony Farr

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 20 Jul 2017

It may be useful to reflect for a moment how unlikely it is that a small island of less than three million people can so completely dominate sprinting, the...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: A decade into the journey

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2015

Ten years ago, in July 2005, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation journey began. On reaching this milestone, Anthony Farr reflects on progress so far, acknowledgin...

Pursuing entrepreneurial literacy

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2014

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's vision is to create responsible entrepreneurs for the common good. People often ask how the Foundation goes about selecting...

Living a life of purpose

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2013

While a key intention of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is finding great talent and transforming it into exceptional accomplishment, it is essential that...

2013 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2013

When one considers the importance of entrepreneurship in driving job creation, South Africa's very low level of entrepreneurial activity partly explains why...

2012 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2012

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is one of many organisations seeking to develop greater entrepreneurial capacity in their beneficiaries to effect change and...

2011 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2011

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation continues to work tirelessly in developing a new generation of high impact entrepreneurial leaders. Anthony Farr discusses so...

2011 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2011

Increasing evidence points to the effect that high-impact individuals can have on an economy. With its focus on growing leaders and entrepreneurs, the Allan...

2010 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2010

To achieve its vision of achieving 'long-term economic and societal wealth through the Allan Gray Fellows', Allan Gray Orbis Foundation needs to encourage...

2010 Q2 The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2010

The middle of 2010 marks the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's fifth birthday. While this is a significant milestone and the Foundation is satisfied with its ear...

2009 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2009

At the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation we have been given a rare opportunity to focus on individuals and invest in them over the long term. This long-term strate...

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