Directors

Jeff Molobela (61)

Independent Chairman,
Non-Executive Director

BSc Eng (Hons); MBA
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 BSc Eng (Hons) and an MBA from Imperial College Business School (London University). He has extensive experience in financial services, property, information and telecommunications technology. He has also served on the Boards of Africon Engineering Limited, Transnet, Primegro Limited, CBS Properties Limited, Growthpoint Properties Limited, Decillion Limited, Cashbuild Limited and Telkom SA Soc Limited. He currently serves on the boards of N3 Toll Concession Proprietary Limited and Chairs the National Regulator for Compulsory Standards (NRSC).

 

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.

 

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 20 years’ experience, 13 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 Finance Director at SA Corporate. Antoinette also serves on the boards of the Company’s underlying property investment companies.

 

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 is the Cape Regional Executive of Lombard Insurance Company Limited. He serves on the audit committees of the Auditor-General South Africa and Cape Finance Corporation Limited and is also a director of the latter. He was previously a director of Century City Limited, Canal Walk Limited and JSE-listed 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 13 years’ experience in corporate finance and investments. She is currently the Investments Executive at WIPHOLD and a non-executive board member of Distell Group, ABB SA, Adcorp Holdings, MCG Industries, and Landis+Gyr. She is also Chairman of Khulisani Foundation and Distell Foundation, Chairman of the ABB SA audit committee, and an audit committee member of Distell Group and Landis+Gyr. Gugu holds an Executive Development Programme Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

 

Kenneth Forbes (68)

Independent Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)
South African

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Appointed to REIT Company: 25 March 2015
Appointed to Fund: 24 July 1995

Member of the Investment Committee
Member of the Social, Ethics and Environmental Committee

Ken has over 29 years’ experience in the township development industry, most of which involved the industrial, commercial and resort sectors. He is currently a director of Tongaat Hulett Developments Proprietary Limited.

 

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 17 years, of which have been in property, with particular emphasis on the listed real estate sector. He is currently the Senior Manager: Investments for eThekwini Municipality.

 

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

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, Development Bank of Southern Africa and AFHCO Holdings Proprietary Limited. Arthur holds a BA Education and BA Honours in Development Studies from University of Limpopo. He also holds a Postgraduate diploma in Economic Principles and a Master of Science in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London.

 

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 joined the National Empowerment Fund ("NEF") in 2011 and is currently employed as a legal advisor. She has extensive experience in legal due diligence and execution of commercial legal agreements. Before joining the NEF, Emily gained extensive experience in deal-making and business analysis at Business Partners Limited between 2008-2011. Prior to this she served articles and worked at Attorneys Glyn and Marais, where she assisted with property projects, commercial litigations as well as regulatory issues and filings with the Competition Commission. Emily completed the Diploma in Education in 1995, and subsequently graduated from the University of Western Cape in 2002 with an LLB. She went on to complete the LLM in International Business Transactions at the University Stellenbosch in 2005.

 

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 Deputy Director General Supply Chain Management at the Department of Public Works where she is responsible for the procurement of R8 billion in property management, construction, leases, facilities management and goods and services. She was previously employed as Group Manager: Finance at Associated Motor Holdings Proprietary Limited which is part of the Imperial Holdings Group. Prior to that Adila 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.