GEOFF

JENNETT

(51)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

holder

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 original training, had over 20 years’ deal-making experience in the financial markets, particularly in the structured capital markets and the corporate equity derivatives spaces, prior to joining Emira. 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. 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

(42)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

holder

Qualifications: BCom, BCom (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 15 years’ experience in finance and operations management, eight 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 gained experience in the financial services sector. Greg joined Emira on 1 January 2016.

ULANA

VAN BILJON

(52)

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

holder

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 van Biljon has nearly 25 years’ experience in the property industry, specifically in retail, property and asset management. She is experienced in both private and listed property fund environments. As Chief Operating Officer of Emira, she is also responsible for the asset and operations management of its property portfolio. Ulana was appointed Executive Director on 10 February 2012 and Chief Operating Officer effective 1 September 2015.

GEOFF

JENNETT

(51)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

holder

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 original training, had over 20 years’ deal-making experience in the financial markets, particularly in the structured capital markets and the corporate equity derivatives spaces, prior to joining Emira. 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. 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

(42)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

holder

Qualifications: BCom, BCom (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 15 years’ experience in finance and operations management, eight 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 gained experience in the financial services sector. Greg joined Emira on 1 January 2016.

ULANA

VAN BILJON

(52)

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

holder

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 van Biljon has nearly 25 years’ experience in the property industry, specifically in retail, property and asset management. She is experienced in both private and listed property fund environments. As Chief Operating Officer of Emira, she is also responsible for the asset and operations management of its property portfolio. Ulana was appointed Executive Director on 10 February 2012 and Chief Operating Officer effective 1 September 2015.

GERHARD

VAN ZYL

(60)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

holder

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 two listed property funds. He was also the SAPOA president in 2003/4

BRYAN

KENT

(74)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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, Raubex and Anchor. * Stepped down on 13 August 2019

VUSI

MAHLANGU

(49)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BSc Eng (Chem), MBA (Harvard Business School)
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 21 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.

GERHARD

VAN ZYL

(60)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

holder

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 two listed property funds. He was also the SAPOA president in 2003/4

BRYAN

KENT

(74)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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, Raubex and Anchor. * Stepped down on 13 August 2019

VUSI

MAHLANGU

(49)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BSc Eng (Chem), MBA (Harvard Business School)
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 21 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.

MICHAEL

AITKEN

(62)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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 actively involved in property investment both locally and internationally. Michael is a non-executive director of Transcend Residential Property Fund as well as chairman of the Transcend audit committee and past Chairman of Hyprop Investments Limited.

JASANDRA

NYKER

(46)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: B.Bus Sc (Finance), MBA (London Business School)

Appointment date: 22 May 2019

Committees: Finance Committee*, Investment Committee*

Jasandra is the former Chief Executive Officer of BioTherm Energy, with over 20 years of experience investing and building companies in the energy and technology sectors. She has previously worked in private equity, investment banking and strategy consulting in international markets. She also worked for PCG Asset Management in California, Lehman Brothers in London, as well as Brait Private Equity in South Africa. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has been listed in the Power Elites in 2017. * Appointed from 13 August 2019.

DEREK

THOMAS

(49)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

QualificationsBachelor of Commerce (Hons) (Wits), MCom Economics (Wits), MSc Development Economics (SOAS, London)

Appointment date: 15 August 2017

Committees: Finance Committee

Derek is the co-founder of Letsema, an independent diversified holding company with long-term interests in management consulting and proprietary investments. Over the past 20 years Derek has worked extensively across various capacities within the Letsema Group. He was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Emira on 15 August 2017.

VUYISA

NKONYENI

(50)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Vuyisa has over 20 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 n 1996. Subsequent to his training, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 where he gained investment banking experience primarily in corporate and project finance advisory work over a four-year period. He has also served as the Financial Director of Worldwide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a position he held from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2017. Vuyisa is now pursuing various private investment opportunities across a range of industry sectors

WAYNE

MCCURRIE

(59)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Wayne started his career in the financial services industry in 1988, when he joined Lifegro Assurance 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 / MMI Group in 2004 as Managing Director of Momentum Multi-Managers. He remained within the MMI Group as an investment professional, managing various retirement fund and private client portfolios. In November 2016 Wayne joined Ashburton Investments (part of the FirstRand Group) as portfolio manager. Following changes within FirstRand, Wayne now is employed by Wealth and Investments, First National Bank. * Appointed from 13 August 2019.

VUYISA

NKONYENI

(50)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Vuyisa has over 20 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 n 1996. Subsequent to his training, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 where he gained investment banking experience primarily in corporate and project finance advisory work over a four-year period. He has also served as the Financial Director of Worldwide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a position he held from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2017. Vuyisa is now pursuing various private investment opportunities across a range of industry sectors

WAYNE

MCCURRIE

(59)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Wayne started his career in the financial services industry in 1988, when he joined Lifegro Assurance 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 / MMI Group in 2004 as Managing Director of Momentum Multi-Managers. He remained within the MMI Group as an investment professional, managing various retirement fund and private client portfolios. In November 2016 Wayne joined Ashburton Investments (part of the FirstRand Group) as portfolio manager. Following changes within FirstRand, Wayne now is employed by Wealth and Investments, First National Bank. * Appointed from 13 August 2019.

NOCAWE

MAKIWANE

(60)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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 (Chairperson)

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, Pacific 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 as well an executive director of iEnsure Brokers (Pty) Ltd and iEnsure (Pty) Ltd, a licenced FSP.

MICHAEL

AITKEN

(62)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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 actively involved in property investment both locally and internationally. Michael is a non-executive director of Transcend Residential Property Fund as well as chairman of the Transcend audit committee and past Chairman of Hyprop Investments Limited.

JASANDRA

NYKER

(46)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: B.Bus Sc (Finance), MBA (London Business School)

Appointment date: 22 May 2019

Committees: Finance Committee*, Investment Committee*

Jasandra is the former Chief Executive Officer of BioTherm Energy, with over 20 years of experience investing and building companies in the energy and technology sectors. She has previously worked in private equity, investment banking and strategy consulting in international markets. She also worked for PCG Asset Management in California, Lehman Brothers in London, as well as Brait Private Equity in South Africa. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has been listed in the Power Elites in 2017. * Appointed from 13 August 2019.

DEREK

THOMAS

(49)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

QualificationsBachelor of Commerce (Hons) (Wits), MCom Economics (Wits), MSc Development Economics (SOAS, London)

Appointment date: 15 August 2017

Committees: Finance Committee

Derek is the co-founder of Letsema, an independent diversified holding company with long-term interests in management consulting and proprietary investments. Over the past 20 years Derek has worked extensively across various capacities within the Letsema Group. He was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Emira on 15 August 2017.

DIRECTORS

GEOFF JENNETT

CEO

GREG BOOYENS

CFO

ULANA VAN BILJON

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

ASSET MANAGERS

EXECUTIVES

GEOFF JENNETT

WESTERN & EASTERN CAPE / KZN URBAN

GREG BOOYENS

PRETORIA & BLOEMFONTEIN

ULANA VAN BILJON

JOHANNESBURG RETAIL & OFFICE

SIMON RILEY

W&E CAPE/KZN URBAN

ADRIAAN GRONUM

PTA

NATASHA DUKES

JHB RETAIL & OFFICE

ULANA VAN BILJON

JHB OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL

GEOFF JENNETT

KZN, RURAL & BFN RETAIL

SLENTO LITTLE

JHB OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL

SANDRA KRUGER

KZN, RURAL & BLOEM RETAIL

BROKER CONSULTANTS

LOURENS PRETORIUS

PRETORIA

ANGELA EFENDAKIS

CAPE TOWN, KWAZULU NATAL

MICHELLE NEEDHAM

JOHANNESBURG

DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS

JUSTIN BOWEN

NATIONAL

LUSINDISO DABULA

NATIONAL

LEGAL MANAGER

OBAKENG MADIKELA

ACQUISITION & DISPOSAL MANAGER

CRAIG OWENS