GEOFF

JENNETT

(52)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

holder

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

(43)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee

Greg is a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience in finance and operations management, nine 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

(53)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee

Ulana has nearly 26 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. She was the winner of the Standard Bank Top Woman Awards in the property category in 2019.

GEOFF

JENNETT

(52)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

holder

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

(43)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee

Greg is a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience in finance and operations management, nine 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

(53)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee

Ulana has nearly 26 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. She was the winner of the Standard Bank Top Woman Awards in the property category in 2019.

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

(75)

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*

Bryan is a financial business consultant with considerable experience in property matters and financial structuring and was previously a partner at Price Water house. He is currently a director of several other companies which are both listed and unlisted.

* Stepped down on 13 August 2019.
# Retires on 31 October 2020.

VUSI

MAHLANGU

(50)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

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

(75)

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*

Bryan is a financial business consultant with considerable experience in property matters and financial structuring and was previously a partner at Price Water house. He is currently a director of several other companies which are both listed and unlisted.

* Stepped down on 13 August 2019.
# Retires on 31 October 2020.

VUSI

MAHLANGU

(50)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

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

(63)

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 currently actively involved in property investment. 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

(47)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Appointment date: 22 May 2019

Committees: Finance Committee*, Investment Committee*, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee (Chairman)

Jasandra is a Managing Director within the Power and Renewables team at Denham Capital. She is also the former CEO of BioTherm Energy, with over 20 years’ experience in 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 SouthAfrica. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has been listed in the Power Elites in 2017 and was winner of the Africa Utility Week, 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Power Award.

* Appointed from 13 August 2019.

DEREK

THOMAS

(50)

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

(51)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance 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 Price Water house, 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 finance advisory work over a four-year period. He has also served as the Financial Director of World wide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and the CEO 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 Committee*

Wayne started his working career under Articles of Clerkship and then as a management accountant in KwaZulu-Natal in 1979. He moved up to Johannesburg in 1989 to work for Lifegro Assurance, a company bought out by Momentum Group. He transferred to investments in 1991. Wayne has worked with the broader First Rand Group’s investment houses, performing various functions including Chief Investment Strategist, Chief Investment Officer, among others. He transferred to FNB Wealth and Investments in 2018 and is currently a portfolio manager. He also regularly appears on radio and television as a market commentator. 

* Appointed from 13 August 2019.

BERLINA

MOROOLE

(48)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointment date: 1 July 2020
Committees: Audit Committee*, Risk Committee*

Berlina is the Chief Risk Officer of Rand Mutual Assurance, with over 20years’ experience in audit, risk management and governance principles for different industries. She has previously worked as a Deloitte Partner, Group Chief Risk Officer and Chief Audit Executive for Liberty and Chief Audit, Risk and Sustainability Officer for Motus Holdings Limited. She was also a board member for Legal Aid South Africa, Assupol Holdings and an Audit Advisory Committee member for one of the United Nations agencies, UNFPA.

* Appointment from 1 July 2020

JAMES

TEMPLETON

(47)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BCom (Hons), Chartered Financial Analyst
Appointment date: 1 July 2020
Committees: Investment Committee*

James was employed at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, a prominent South African stockbroker from 1996 to 2003 where he covered various sectors including real estate. James was the CEO of Emira Property Fund from 2004 to 2015. He is currently CEO of Castleview Property Fund, a REIT listed on the JSE’s AltX.

*Appointed from 1 July 2020

VUYISA

NKONYENI

(51)

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, Environmental, Social and Governance 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 Price Water house, 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 finance advisory work over a four-year period. He has also served as the Financial Director of World wide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and the CEO 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 Committee*

Wayne started his working career under Articles of Clerkship and then as a management accountant in KwaZulu-Natal in 1979. He moved up to Johannesburg in 1989 to work for Lifegro Assurance, a company bought out by Momentum Group. He transferred to investments in 1991. Wayne has worked with the broader First Rand Group’s investment houses, performing various functions including Chief Investment Strategist, Chief Investment Officer, among others. He transferred to FNB Wealth and Investments in 2018 and is currently a portfolio manager. He also regularly appears on radio and television as a market commentator. 

* Appointed from 13 August 2019.

BERLINA

MOROOLE

(48)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointment date: 1 July 2020
Committees: Audit Committee*, Risk Committee*

Berlina is the Chief Risk Officer of Rand Mutual Assurance, with over 20years’ experience in audit, risk management and governance principles for different industries. She has previously worked as a Deloitte Partner, Group Chief Risk Officer and Chief Audit Executive for Liberty and Chief Audit, Risk and Sustainability Officer for Motus Holdings Limited. She was also a board member for Legal Aid South Africa, Assupol Holdings and an Audit Advisory Committee member for one of the United Nations agencies, UNFPA.

* Appointment from 1 July 2020

MICHAEL

AITKEN

(63)

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 currently actively involved in property investment. 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

(47)

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

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

Appointment date: 22 May 2019

Committees: Finance Committee*, Investment Committee*, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee (Chairman)

Jasandra is a Managing Director within the Power and Renewables team at Denham Capital. She is also the former CEO of BioTherm Energy, with over 20 years’ experience in 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 SouthAfrica. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has been listed in the Power Elites in 2017 and was winner of the Africa Utility Week, 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Power Award.

* Appointed from 13 August 2019.

DEREK

THOMAS

(50)

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.

JAMES

TEMPLETON

(47)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

holder

Qualifications: BCom (Hons), Chartered Financial Analyst
Appointment date: 1 July 2020
Committees: Investment Committee*

James was employed at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, a prominent South African stockbroker from 1996 to 2003 where he covered various sectors including real estate. James was the CEO of Emira Property Fund from 2004 to 2015. He is currently CEO of Castleview Property Fund, a REIT listed on the JSE’s AltX.

*Appointed from 1 July 2020

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