The Computer Olympiad is a project of the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa (IITPSA). Its aim is to identify, encourage, and reward programming aptitude. To this end a trust, the South African Computer Olympiad Trust has been established. Trustees are appointed by IITPSA and the University of Cape Town. Five members make up the Management Committee.
BERTO DE FREITAS is BIO Group Human Resources Manager at Standard Bank CIB, and is focused on Talent Management and Leadership Development. Standard Bank is the main sponsor of the Computer Olympiad.
DONALD COOK is a former lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town. He has also been involved in the Computer Olympiad since the beginning and managed the Scientific Committee from 1995 to 2007.
JAMES GAIN is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town. He currently manages the Scientific Committee which sets the questions and tests the solutions. This committee is mainly made up of past Olympiad participants.
MOIRA DE ROCHE is a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the IITPSA and a Past President of that organisation, who made education a priority during her presidency.
PETER WAKER is Manager of the Computer Olympiad. He has spent all his adult life in education – the last 35 years in IT and education. He is a founding member of the Computer Olympiad and manages the promotion and administration of the Olympiad.