GEOFFREY MICHAEL JENNETT (49) Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: BCom, BCom (Hons), HDipAcc, CA(SA)
Appointment Date: 1 September 2015
Committees: Executive Committee member, Social and Ethics Committee member and invitee to Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Investment Committee, Finance Committee, Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Geoff, a qualified chartered accountant by training, has over
20 years’ experience in the financial markets, particularly in the structured capital markets and the corporate equity derivatives spaces. He has worked at FNB Corporate, Coronation Capital, Nedbank Capital and Absa Capital, as well as was the financial and operations director of Honey Fashion Accessories (Pty) Ltd. Geoff joined Emira on 1 November 2014 becoming Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 January 2015. He was then appointed as Emira’s CEO effective from 1 September 2015.

GREG BOOYENS (40) |  Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications: B.Comm, B.Comm Acc (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointment Date: 1 January 2016
Committees: Executive Committee member and invitee to Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Investment Committee, Finance Committee, Social and Ethics Committee

Greg is a qualified chartered accountant with over 10 years’ experience in nance and operations management, five of which have been in the listed property sector. Greg completed his articles at PKF in South Africa and thereafter spent eight years in the United Kingdom where he held various financial positions at UBS (London), Barclays Plc and Evolution Group Plc. Greg joined Emira on 1 January 2016 from Delta Property Fund where he had been the Chief Financial Officer.

ULANA VAN BILJON (50) Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications: BCom
Appointment date: 10 February 2012
Committees
Executive Committee member and invitee to Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Investment Committee, Finance Committee, Social and Ethics Committee

Ulana has over 22 years’ experience in the property industry, in particular retail management, property management and asset management. Her experience relates to both the corporate and listed property fund environments. She is responsible for the asset management of the property portfolio. Ulana was appointed Executive Director on 10 February 2012 and Chief Operating Officer effective 1 September 2015.

GERHARD VAN ZYL (58) Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: B Eng, B Eng (Hons), Hons B (B&A), MBA
Appointment date: 10 September 2013
Committee: Investment Committee, Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Gerhard brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial property industry having been the CEO of a listed property funds. He also was the SAPOA president in 2003/4.

MICHAEL SIMPSON AITKEN (60) Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BA, LLB
Appointment date: 16 April 2007
Committees: Investment Committee (Chairman)

Michael has considerable experience in property-related activities, with specific expertise in asset and fund management related to directly held and listed property vehicles. He is currently actively involved in property investment both locally and internationally. Michael is a non-executive director of Transcend Residential Property Fund and immediate past Chairman of Hyprop Investments Limited.

BRYAN HUGH KENT (72) Lead Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BCom, FCMA, CA(SA)
Appointment date: 16 April 2007
Committees: Audit Committee (Chairman), Risk Committee (Chairman), Remuneration and Nominations Committee, Finance Committee

Bryan is a financial business consultant with considerable experience in property matters and financial structuring, and was previously a partner at PriceWaterhouse. He is currently a non-executive director of Cadiz Holdings Limited, Raubex Limited and Anchor Yeast.

WAYNE MCCURRIE (57)  Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointment date: 10 December 2008
Committees: Finance Committee (Chairman)

Wayne started his career in the financial services industry in 1988, when he joined Lifegro Limited as a management accountant. Lifegro was subsequently taken over by the Momentum Group in 1989 where he stayed until it was incorporated into RMB Asset Management in 1994. He left RMB Asset Management for Sage in 2002 and re-joined the FirstRand Group in 2004 as Managing Director of Momentum International Multi- Managers. He joined the broader MMI Group as an investment professional on 1 March 2008, where he managed various retirement fund and private client portfolios. In November 2016 Wayne joined Ashburton Investments (part of the FirstRand Group) as portfolio manager.

VUYISA NKONYENI (48) Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BSc (InfProc), BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, CA(SA)
Appointment date: 24 August 2011
Committees: Audit Committee, Risk Committee

Vuyisa has 19 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity. He is a chartered accountant by training having served his training contract with PriceWaterhouse, which he completed in 1996. Subsequent to his training, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 where he gained investment banking experience primarily in corporate and project nance advisory work over a four-year period. He has also served as the Financial Director of Worldwide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Director at Actis LLP.

VUSI MAHLANGU (47) Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BSc Eng (Chem), MBA (Harvard)
Appointment date: 24 June 2010
Committees: Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nominations Committee Chairman, Finance Committee

Vusi is a former investment banker with over 19 years’ experience. He is a founder and director of Tamela Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Between 2005 and 2008, he was the CEO of Makalani, a JSE listed mezzanine fund. Prior to joining Makalani he worked for Investec and African Oxygen Limited.

NOCAWE EUSTACIA MAKIWANE (58) Independent Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BSocScience (UCT), BA (Hons) Economics (Wits), Executive Leadership Programme (Wharton Business School), MBA (University of Exeter)
Appointment date: 24 August 2006
Committees: Social and Ethics Committee (Chairman)

Nocawe was a former portfolio manager at Stanlib Asset Management. Currently she serves as a non-executive director of Xau Investments (Pty) Ltd, Women in Capital Growth (Pty) Ltd, Paci c Breeze Trading, Micawber 410 (Pty) Ltd, Black Management Forum Investment Company Ltd, , and iNnovative Strategic Projects Group (Pty) Ltd. She is an executive director of all AM Mfolozi Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd companies.

 

DIRECTORS

CEO

GEOFF JENNETT

CFO

GREG BOOYENS

Chief Operating Officer

ULANA VAN BILJON

ASSET MANAGERS

WESTERN & EASTERN CAPE / KZN URBAN

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SIMON RILEY

PRETORIA & BLOEMFONTEIN

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ADRIAAN GRONUM

JOHANNESBURG RETAIL & OFFICE

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NATASHA DUKES

JHB OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL

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SLENTO LITTLE

KZN, RURAL & BFN RETAIL

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SANDRA KRUGER

BROKER CONSULTANT

PRETORIA

LOURENS PRETORIUS

CAPE TOWN

ANGELA EFENDAKIS

Johannesburg

MICHELLE NEEDHAM

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

NATIONAL

JUSTIN BOWEN

NATIONAL

LUSINDISO DABULA

LEGAL MANAGER

DEBRA THROUP

ACQUISITION & DISPOSAL MANAGER

CRAIG OWENS

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