Rowan Walpole

Originally from Zimbabwe, Rowan came to study in Cape Town after school and did not get around to leaving. Cape Town has that effect on people!

Rowan has had varied professional experiences ranging from being PADI scuba diving instructor and owning an adventure sports business to running the Cape Town branch of a payment gateway solution. Rowan is passionate about business and startups and loves working with our network of partner sites. His favorite part of being on the VACorps team is witnessing the growth interns experience when they push themselves outside of their comfort zone.

Rowan is married and the lucky dad of Fynn and Isla; outside of work the kids keep him busy. He’s also pursuing a degree online so when he’s not on the job he’s catching up on assignments, which helps him understand the challenges of being a student. Rowan loves running and keeping fit, for some odd reason burpees are his favorite exercise. He makes sure to get his kids out to the beach at least once a week, snorkelling at the beaches around Simons Town never gets boring.