Directors

Jeff Molobela (62)

Independent Chairman,
Non-Executive Director

BSc Eng (Hons); MBA; LLB
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 3 May 2013

Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

Jeff holds a BscEng (Horns) DIC and MBA from Imperial College and Imperial College Business School respectively (University of London). He also holds an LLB (University of South Africa). Mr Molobela has extensive experience in managing high value engineering projects, engineering and management consulting, financial services, property, information & communication technology (ICT).

He has served on the boards of Aurecon Engineering (1998-2003), Transnet Soc Ltd (2002-2003), Primegro PropertiesLtd (1999-2002), Growthpoint Properties Ltd (2001-2004), CBS Properties Ltd (2004-2005), Decillion Ltd (2000-2004), Cashbuild Ltd (2003-2005) and Telkom Soc Ltd (which he chaired from 2009-2011).

Mr Molobela currently serves on the boards of Afrisam (Pty) Ltd and Zimele (Pty) Ltd. He is chairman of the boards of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the N3TC (N3 Toll Road Concession Pty Ltd).

 

Rory Mackey (56)

Managing Director

BSc Eng; Postgrad Dip Eng; CPFA; Pr CPM
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 19 January 2015
Appointed to Fund: 1 August 2012

Member of the Risk and Compliance Committee
Member of the Investment Committee
Invited to attend the Nomination, Remuneration, Audit and Social, Ethics and Environmental Committee meetings

Rory is responsible for formulating and executing the investment strategy and portfolio management of SA Corporate Real Estate Limited. He joined SA Corporate as Chief Operating Officer on 1 August 2012 and took over the role of Managing Director on 6 December 2012. He was previously part of the team managing the Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (“OMIGSA”) Alternative Investments boutique from 2008, where he was instrumental in establishing an international infrastructure fund. Prior to that Rory was Group Executive: Commercial at Airports Company South Africa Limited. He was also General Manager of Africa’s largest airport, OR Tambo International Airport, from 1996 to 2001. Rory also serves on the Boards of the Company’s subsidiaries.

 

Antoinette Basson (48)

Financial Director

CA(SA)
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 19 January 2015
Appointed to Fund: 17 February 2011

Member of the Social, Ethics and
Environmental Committee

Invited to attend the Audit, Investment and Risk and Compliance Committee meetings

Antoinette has over 24 years’ experience, 15 of which have been in the financial services industry. She joined Old Mutual Bank from PwC in London in 2000 and then went on to become a member of the Old Mutual South Africa Central Finance team, where she served as the Group Regulatory Accountant. In June 2008 she joined Old Mutual Property as Financial Manager before being appointed to the position of Financial Director at SA Corporate. Antoinette also serves on the Boards of the Company’s subsidiaries.

 

Robert Biesman-Simons (63)

Independent Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 16 February 2015
Appointed to Fund: 19 August 2010

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Investment Committee

John chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Quality Control Committee of the Auditor-General South Africa and currently chairs CW Investor Solutions. He was previously the Cape Regional Executive of Lombard Insurance Company Limited, a Director of Cape Finance Corporation Limited, Century City Limited, Canal Walk Limited, Command Holdings Limited and a partner at Deloitte & Touche.

 

Gugu Dingaan (42)

Independent Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 20 May 2010

Member of the Audit Committee
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Gugu has over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and investments. She is currently the Investments Executive at WIPHOLD and a Non-executive Board member of Distell Group, Adcorp Holdings and various other entities. She is also the Chairman of Distell’s Social and Ethics Committee and the Khulisani Foundation. Gugu serves on the Audit Committees of Distell Group. Gugu holds an Executive Development Programme Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

 

Ebrahim Seedat (66)

Independent Non-Executive Director

FIMFO; CA(SA)
South African


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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 1 September 1998

Chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

Ebrahim has extensive local government experience, the past 20 years of which have been in property, with particular emphasis on the listed real estate sector. He was previously the Senior Manager: Investments for eThekwini Municipality and is now retired.

 

Arthur Moloto (49)

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Hons); PostGrad Eco Principles; MSc in Finance and Financial Law
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 7 July 2014

Lead Independent Director
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee
Chairman of the Investment Committee

Arthur has extensive experience in infrastructure development, financial regulation, pension fund governance, energy regulation and legislative work. He has served on the Boards of Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund, Government Employees Pension Fund and currently serves on the Boards of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited, Harith General Partners Proprietary Limited and Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa.

 

Emily Hendricks (44)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dip in Teaching, LLB and LLM
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 2 April 2014

Chairman of the Social, Ethics and Environmental Committee
Member of the Risk and Compliance Committee

Emily is currently a freelancer at the Constitutional Court Education Project. She assists with the facilitation of and conducting educational workshops around the interpretation of the Constitution of South Africa. Emily was employed at Barclays Africa Group Limited from 2014 to 2017 as a legal adviser in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division with a focus on regulatory developments in Africa. Prior to that she was employed at the National Empowerment Fund for three years where she gained experience in legal due diligence and the execution of commercial agreements. Emily gained extensive experience in deal-making and business analysis at Business Partners Limited between 2008 and 2011. She served her articles and worked at Attorneys Glyn and Marais, where she assisted with property projects, commercial litigations, regulatory issues and filings with the Competition Commission.

 

 

Adila Chowan (43)

Independent Non-executive Director

BCom; PGDip Accounting; CA(SA)
South African

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Appointed 13 April 2017

Member of the Audit Committee

Adila is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Alexkor (SOC) LTD. She previously held the position of Deputy Director General Supply Chain Management at the Department of Public Works where she was responsible for the procurement of R8 billion in property management, construction, leases, facilities management and goods and services. Prior to joining the Department of Public Works she was the Group Manager: Finance at Associated Motor Holdings Proprietary Limited which is part of the Imperial Holdings Group. Before that she was General Manager: Finance at Central Energy Fund. Adila serves on the Board of Legal Aid South Africa and is a member of its Audit committee and Risk committee. She is also the Chairperson of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee at South African Maritime Safety Authority.