Board of Directors

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RHIDWAAN GASANT (61)

(Chairman) Non-Executive

Rhidwaan started his career at KPMG before joining Mobil Oil Southern Africa in 1986 as a Project Accountant. He served as Financial Director at Engen Limited before  moving on to become the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Africa Limited, the only listed independent pan African upstream oil company. He is Lead Independent Director at AngloGold Ashanti Limited and chairs the Audit Committee of MTN Nigeria Communications plc. 

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NORBERT SASSE (56)

Chief Executive Officer (Group)

Experience in corporate finance dealing with listings, de-listings, mergers, acquisitions and capital raising. One of the founding members of the SA REIT Association. Director of major Group subsidiaries, Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited, V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd and subsidiaries, African Real Estate Management Company Limited and Growthpoint Investec African Property Management Limited, Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited and Growthpoint Poland Real Estate.

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ESTIENNE DE KLERK (52)

Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)

BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA). Extensive experience in listed property, involved in BEE transactions, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. Represented the SA REIT Association as lead negotiator and signatory to the Property Sector Transformation Charter and chaired its REIT Committee, which negotiated and finalised the South African REIT tax and regulatory legislation with the SA National Treasury, SA Revenue.

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GERALD VÖLKEL (61)

Group Financial Director

Ended 15 years in the auditing profession as an audit partner with the former Ernst & Young before joining the JD Group Limited in November 1995, where he was appointed to its Board in April 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer having fulfilled that role for 12 years. Director of major Group subsidiaries.

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OLIVE CHAUKE (50)

Human Resources Director

Advanced Programme in Management
More than 20 years’ HR experience gained in both private and public companies in retail, petroleum, financial services, healthcare and hospitality.

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FRANK BERKELEY (65)

Independent Non-executive

of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. Previously non-executive director of Sycom Property Fund, Acucap Properties and Hospitality Property Fund. Over 30 years’ experience in many aspects of the property industry, including greenfields development, redevelopment of properties, student accommodation, property banking and property equity investment.

PRUDENCE LEBINA CA(SA) (40)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Higher Diploma in Accounting (HDip (Acc))
Certificate in Business Excellence, Columbia Business School

A chartered accountant with over 16 years’ working experience in corporate finance, business development, financial reporting and stakeholder management in the financial services and mining sectors. Currently, Chief Executive Officer of TriAlpha Investment Management, a fixed income investment house with more than R20bn assets under management.

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PATRICK MNGCONKOLA (59)

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

and BA (HR Management)

Former Non-executive Director of the PIC and former trustee of the Government Employees’ Pension Fund, director of V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiaries.

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MPUME NKABINDE (61)

Independent Non-executive

Diploma in Adult Education, Diploma in Property Development and Management
Co-founder and Managing Director of Sigma Lifts and Escalators (Pty) Ltd and founder of the Engineering Partners’ Group. Held senior management positions in the field of business development, human resources, communication, as well as training and development with reputable organisations including PG Bison and Otis (Pty) Ltd.

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JOHN VAN WYK (57)

Independent Non-executive

An experienced private equity investor with a career spanning 29 years. Based in London, he is well known in the South African market. John was a partner at Actis, where he was responsible for managing Actis’ private equity business in Africa. He was a founding partner of Ethos Private Equity, a leading South African investor. He chairs the board of Comcorp Holdings (Pty) Ltd and is an independent Investment Committee member of Nedbank’s CIB and of private equity funds managed by Ninety One Asset Management.

ANDILE SANGQU (54)

Independent Non-Executive

H Dip Tax Law,
EDP (Wits Business School), MBL (Unisa), AMP (INSEAD),
Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry (HCCM)

Executive in Residence at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, served as Executive Head and Executive Director at Anglo American South Africa.

MELT HAMMAN (50)

Independent Non-executive

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Melt served as CEO at Attacq Limited (Attacq) for three years and had occupied the position of CFO at Attacq for five years. He was instrumental in the listing of Attacq on the JSE in 2013 and the company’s conversion to a REIT in 2018. He was the Chief Risk Officer at WesBank serving on the Executive Management team. Melt had several credit-related roles at FirstRand Limited and Nedbank Group Limited. He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director on the Board of MAS Real Estate Inc and privately owned agriculture businesses. Melt is an independent adviser to FNB Commercial on credit-related matters for their real estate portfolio and distressed clients. 

Clifford Raphiri (59)

Independent Non-executive

Brunel University, MBA, 1999. University of the Witwatersrand, Post Graduate Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, 1990. University of Cape Town, BSc Eng (Hons) Mechanical, 1986. Clifford Raphiri has been appointed to the Board effective 1 March 2022 as an independent non-executive Director and serves as a member on the Social, Ethics and Transformation and Audit Committees. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and spent several years at SABMiller holding various senior operational roles. Clifford was previously an operational executive with over 20 years of experience in a corporate setup and spent several years in the SABMiller stable, holding increasingly senior operational roles. He was responsible for a remit of R9bn revenue and 2600 across key brewery plants and four depots. He currently serves as Chair of Nampak’s Remuneration Committee and was previously the Chair of Adcock Ingram and member of their Remuneration Committee.

EILEEN WILTON (62)

Independent Non-executive

Eileen is an IT executive who departed Gijima where she was the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the turnaround strategy to enable Gijima to reach its full potential as one of the leading top three ICT companies in South Africa. She has also held two CIO roles with Anglo American and Old Mutual, where she was involved in the development, definition, and implementation of the ICT strategy, as well as major ERP projects such as SAP and Oracle, and the Compass insurance platform across these organisations. She serves on the Shoprite Holdings and Sasfin Holdings Board and is Chair of the Sasfin RemCo. Eileen also holds a Post Graduate Diploma – Digital Business. 

Group EXCO

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NORBERT SASSE (56)

Chief Executive Officer (Group)

More than twenty years’ experience in listed property.

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DIRKJE BOUMA (49)

Group Treasurer

Twenty-four years’ financial and treasury experience.

GEORGE MUCHANYA (50)

Head of Corporate Finance

Programme (London Business School), PLD (Harvard Business School)

Twenty-five years’ experience spanning engineering, management consulting and real estate.

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LAUREN TURNER (45)

Head of Investor Relations

Twenty years’ financial markets experience.

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GERALD VÖLKEL (61)

Financial Director

Thirty-four years’ experience in finance management.

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OLIVE CHAUKE (50)

Human Resources Director

Advanced Programme in Management

More than twenty years’ solid HR experience gained in both private and public companies.

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ESTIENNE DE KLERK (52)

Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)

BCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)

Twenty-five years’ experience in listed property.

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ENGELBERT BINEDELL (51)

Chief Operating Officer: RSA

Twenty years’ experience in the property industry.

XOLANI HLATSHWAYO (39)

Group Legal Counsel

Xolani has expertise in negotiating and implementing a diverse range of corporate transactions across various sectors and jurisdictions.

SA EXCO

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ESTIENNE DE KLERK (52)

Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)

BCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)

Twenty-five years’ experience in listed property.

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ENGELBERT BINEDELL (51)

Chief Operating Officer: RSA

Twenty years’ experience in the property industry.

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OLIVE CHAUKE (50)

Human Resources Director

Advanced Programme in Management

More than twenty years’ solid HR experience gained in both private and public companies.

PAUL KOLLENBERG (59)

Head of Asset Management: Office Sector

Over thirty years’ experience in property development and management.

NADINE BRIERS (50)

Head of Marketing and Communication

Marketing Career spanning twenty-eight years

SHAWN THEUNISSEN (42)

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Transformation

BCom (Industrial Psych), Masters in Concept Marketing and Innovation.

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FRANCOIS SCHINDEHÜTTE (56)

Chief Financial Officer SA

NEIL SCHLOSS (50)

Head of Asset Management: Retail

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ERROL TAYLOR (60)

Head of Asset Management: Industrial

Twenty years’ financial markets experience.

LINDA SIGABA (44)

Fund Manager – Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings

Medical Doctor with over 20 years of healthcare industry experience spanning private equity, management consulting, health informatics and large infrastructure development projects.

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DAVID STOLL (62)

Regional Head – Cape Town

Thirty-one years’ experience in SA property industry.

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GREG WORST (48)

Regional Head - KZN

Twenty-one years’ experience in the property industry.

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Johannesburg:

The Place, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandton

011 944 6000

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Durban:

4th Floor, Lincoln on The Lake, 2 The High Street, Parkside, Umhlanga Ridge

031 584 5100

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Cape Town:

4th Floor, MontClare Place, Main Road, Claremont

021 673 8400