Board

Name and age Gary David Harlow (58)
Business address Capital Hill, 6 Benmore Road, Sandton 2146
Qualification BBusSci (Hons) (UCT), FCMA, CGMA, CA (SA)
Position Chairman, independent non-executive director
Experience
Gary graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1979, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1982, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) in 1983 and as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK) in 1996. He forged his early career in merchant banking and was a founding director of Thebe Investment Corporation in 1992, one of South Africa’s first prominent black owned investment companies. He was appointed group chief executive officer of Unihold
Limited, a listed industrial, IT and telecommunications group in 1996. In 2001, he led a management buy-out and delisting of Unihold. Gary remains executive chairman of the group, with its primary focus now on commercial and industrial property. Gary has served on numerous private and public company boards. He is an independent non-executive director of Blue Label Telecoms Limited and  Chairman of its investment committee and remuneration committee.

Name and age  Simon Peter Fifield (39)
Business address 51 West Street, Houghton Estate, Houghton, Johannesburg
Qualification BSc Survey, MSc Survey, CFA Charterholder
Position CEO
Experience
Simon has had a lengthy career in the property market. He has recently relinquished his executive responsibilities at RMB Westport, a real estate development fund which he co-founded that is focused on property development in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to RMB Westport, Simon worked at RMB for 12 years, where he gained experience in the Structured Finance, Private Equity and Global Markets businesses before establishing himself in the Investment Banking Division where he headed the Real Estate Investment Banking business for seven years. He has been a member of the FirstRand Bank Property Finance Credit Committee, the IBD Investment Committee as well as the RMB Westport Investment Committee. Before joining RMB, Simon worked as a land surveyor and engineer, both in South Africa and the United Kingdom.


Name and age Dionne Traci Ellerine (48)
Business address 51 West Street, Houghton Estate, Houghton, Johannesburg
Qualification B Com LLB
Position Non-executive director
Experience
Dionne has a B Com LLB from Wits University and thereafter was admitted as an Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa. She lived in London for 11 years where she worked at Stenham Property managing commercial property investments for offshore clients. On her return to South Africa she was appointed as a director of Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited which is involved in equity and property investments.

Name and age Kevin Murray Ellerine (47)
Business address 51 West Street, Houghton Estate, Houghton, Johannesburg
Qualification National Diploma in company administration
Position Non-executive director
Experience
Kevin joined the family business, Ellerine Holdings, in 1991 as merchandise manager. In 1993 he became property manager of Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited, and was appointed managing director of the property division in 2000 where he remains today. He serves on the boards of numerous property and private equity companies in which Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited is invested.

Name and age Barry Daniel Van Wyk (50)
Business address 13 Wessels Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg, 2128
Qualification CA(SA)
Position Non-executive director
Experience
Barry is a founding shareholder of Newpark Towers Proprietary Limited and is involved with numerous property ventures focused on the office, industrial and residential sectors within Gauteng. He has also been an independent non-executive director of Resilient REIT Limited since its listing in 2002. Prior to this he was an executive director at Group Five Limited and Managing Director of Group Five Developments.

Name and age Howard Charles Turner (73)
Business address 51 West Street, Houghton Estate, Houghton, Johannesburg
Qualification CA (SA) SEP (Stanford)
Position Independent non-executive director
Experience
Howard is a qualified chartered accountant and was the managing partner of Coopers and Lybrand, Johannesburg and a member of the Coopers and Lybrand National Executive Committee. Howard was deputy chief executive officer of Group Five Limited until he retired from this role in 2004. Howard was also a member of the board of Consol Limited and Chairman of the audit and corporate governance committee. He was the Chairman of the board of the Automobile Association of South Africa from 2007 to 2015 and was the Chairman of the board of Iliad Africa Limited from 2005 to 2013.

Name and age David Ivor Sevel (66)
Business address 51 West Street, Houghton Estate, Houghton, Johannesburg
Qualification PLE
Position Independent non-executive director
Experience
David is a managing member of Zenagis Properties 1002 CC (1985 to present). He has been involved in all aspects of the property market for the last 30 years, including broking, letting and developments, working nationally with independent clients as well as listed funds.

Name and age Dries (J.A.I.) Ferreira (39)
Business address  
Qualification CA(SA), Harvard PLD
Position Financial director
Experience
Dries graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth (now NMMU) and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 2004 after completing his articles with PwC (Johannesburg & Montreal). He gained experience in financial and executive management in various listed industrial groups. He was appointed group chief financial officer and executive director of DAWN Limited in 2007, a listed industrial & logistics group with operations across Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. He furthered his skills-base by successfully
completing the Harvard programme for Leadership Development in Boston, USA. Dries has more than 10 years’ experience serving as executive director on the boards of listed entities.

Name and age Stewart Shaw-Taylor (65)
Business address  
Qualification CA(SA)
Position Independent non-executive director
Experience
Stewart has more than 34 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate. Prior to his retirement from Standard Bank he was head of Real Estate Investments: Corporate and Investment Banking, responsible for the equity-related real estate activities undertaken by the division. He currently serves on a number of listed and unlisted boards.