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Estienne de Klerk (50)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=33Estienne de Klerk (50)Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)BCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)16 years’ experience in listed property.execdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6284
Engelbert Binedell (49)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Engelbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=34Engelbert Binedell (49)Chief Operating Officer: RSABA (Ed), MBL19 years’ experience in the property industry.indassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6128
Olive Chauke (48)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Olive_exco.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Olive Chauke (48)Human Resources DirectorBachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in ManagementTwenty years' solid HR experience gained in both private and public companies.OChauke@growthpoint.co.za+27 11 944 6097
Xolani Hlatshwayo (36)<img alt="" src="/DevelopmentImages/XolaniHlatshwayo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=53Xolani Hlatshwayo (36)Group Legal CounselLLB, LLM Fifteen years’ experience in a range of corporate transactions across various sectors
Paul Kollenberg (58)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Paul.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=37Paul Kollenberg (58)Head of Asset Management: Office SectorB.Arch, MBAOver 30 years experience in property development and management.
Nadine Kuzmanich<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Nadine.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Nadine KuzmanichHead of Marketing and CommunicationMarketing career spanning 24 years.marketingdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6251
Shawn Theunissen (40)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shawn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=50Shawn Theunissen (40)Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and TransformationBCom (Industrial Psych), Masters in Concept Marketing and Innovation.
Rudolf Pienaar (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Rudolf.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=41Rudolf Pienaar (59)Chief Development and Investment Officer30 years' experience in the property industry.comassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6282
Francois Schindehütte (54)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Francois.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=43Francois Schindehütte (54)Chief Financial Officer SA
Neil Schloss (48)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Neil.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Neil Schloss (48)Head of Asset Management: Retail
Errol Taylor (57)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Erroll.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=32Errol Taylor (57)Head of Asset Management: Industrial

 

 

Norbert Sasse (54)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Norbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=49Norbert Sasse (54)Chief Executive Officer (Group)BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)Twenty years' experience in listed property.ceo@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6285
Engelbert Binedell (49)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Engelbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Engelbert Binedell (49)Chief Operating OfficerBA (Ed), MBLTwenty-two years’ experience in listed property.indassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6128
Dirkje Bouma (47)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DirkjeB.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=15Dirkje Bouma (47)Group TreasurerMSc Finance, CFATwenty-three years’ financial and treasury experience.+27 (0) 11 944 6271
Olive Chauke (48)<img alt="Olive" src="/DevelopmentImages/Olive%20Chauke%20(47).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=52Olive Chauke (48)Human Resources Director Bachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in Management from Henley Business School. Twenty-two years’ HR experience gained in both private and public companies
ESTIENNE DE KLERK (50)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=17ESTIENNE DE KLERK (50)SA Chief Executive Officer BCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)Nineteen years’ experience in listed property
George Muchanya (47)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=11George Muchanya (47)Head of Corporate FinanceBSc Eng, MBA, Corporate Finance ProgrammeTwenty-four years’ experience spanning engineering, management consulting and the property industry.+27 (0) 11 944 6255
Rudolf Pienaar (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Rudolf.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Rudolf Pienaar (59)Chief Development and Investment OfficerThirty-three years’ property experience.comassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6282
Lauren Turner (43)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LaurenExcoPic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Lauren Turner (43)Head of Investor RelationsBCompt (Hons)Eighteen years’ financial markets experience.Lturner@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6346
Gerald Völkel (58)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Gerald.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Gerald Völkel (58)Financial DirectorBAcc, CA (SA)Thirty-four years’ experience in finance management.+27 (0) 11 944 6283
Xolani Hlatshwayo (36)<img alt="" src="/DevelopmentImages/XolaniHlatshwayo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=54Xolani Hlatshwayo (36)Group Legal CounselLLB, LLMFifteen years’ experience in a range of corporate transactions across various sectors

 

 

Francois Marais (64)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/FrancoisMarais.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Francois Marais (64)(Chairman) Non-executiveBCom, LLB, H Dip (Company Law). A founding partner and the Chairman of Glyn Marais Inc. Director of Growthpoint Properties AustraliaA founding member and partner of Glyn Marais Inc., although no longer responsible for directing the firm, a Chambers and Global 500 rated corporate lawyer, director of Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited and V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd
NORBERT SASSE (54)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/NorbertSasse.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=16NORBERT SASSE (54)Chief Executive Officer (Group)BCom (Hons) (Acc),CA (SA)Experience in corporate finance dealing with listings, delistings, 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
Estienne de Klerk (50)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Estienne de Klerk (50)Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)BCom (Industrial Psych), 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. execdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6284
GERALD VöLKEL (58)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/GeraldVolkel.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=26GERALD VöLKEL (58)Group Financial Director(B.ACC)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
Olive Chauke (48)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Olive.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Olive Chauke (48)Human Resources DirectorBachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in Management20 years’ HR experience gained in both private and public companies in retail, petroleum, financial services, healthcare and hospitality
Frank Berkeley (63)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LeadershipMembers/Member/FrankBerkeley_3.jpg" width="131" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=56Frank Berkeley (63)Independent Non-executiveFormer Managing 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.
MZOLISI DILIZA (69)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MzolizaDiliza.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=22MZOLISI DILIZA (69)Non-executive, BEE Structure StakeholderBCom, Bachelor of Business Management and Administration (Hons)Executive Chairman of Strategic Partnership Group (Pty) Ltd, director of Bombela Concession Company, director of Bombela Operating Company (Pty) Ltd, Chairman of Mega Express (Pty) Ltd, Chairman of Teba Fund Trust, Board member of NWU Potchefstroom Business School, former Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa
LYNETTE FINLAY (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LynetteFinley.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=21LYNETTE FINLAY (59)Independent Non-executiveB Compt (Hons), CA (SA)CEO of Emerging African Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Previously CEO of Finlay and Associates Property Managers, Finlay Mall Leasing, Finlay Events and Director of Nurturing Orphans of Aids for Humanity, first woman President of SAPOA (South African Property Owners Association), first winner of the “5 Star female Award” recognising women in the commercial property industry
RHIDWAAN GASANT (61)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/RhidwaanG.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=57RHIDWAAN GASANT (61)Independent Non-executiveA qualified Chartered Accountant, Rhidwaan started his career at KPMG before joining Mobil Oil Southern Africa (Engen) in 1986 as a Project Accountant, and later as the Refinery Accounting Manager. He served in various financial roles within the Engen group before moving on to become the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Africa Limited.
JOHN HAYWARD (67)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/JohnHayward.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=20JOHN HAYWARD (67)Lead Independent DirectorBSc (Hons). Retired actuaryActuary and consultant, mainly in the investment and retirement fund fields.
PATRICK MNGCONKOLA (57)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/PatrickMngconkola.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=27PATRICK MNGCONKOLA (57)Independent Non-executiveFormer 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
RAGAVAN MOONSAMY (55)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/RagavanMoonsamy.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=25RAGAVAN MOONSAMY (55)Independent Non-executiveFounder of Kascara Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, Managing Director of UniPalm Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and director of Qmuzik Technologies (Pty) Ltd
MPUME NKABINDE (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MpumeNkabinde.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=23MPUME NKABINDE (59)Independent Non-executiveMBA, Honours in HRD, Diploma in Adult Education, Diploma in Property Development and ManagementCo-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
John van Wyk (55)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/JohnvWykv2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=55John van Wyk (55)Independent Non-executiveCA(SA)John is an experienced private equity investor with a career spanning 29 years. He is well known in the South African market and since 2014, has been based in London. John was a partner at Actis, a prominent emerging market investor where he was responsible for managing Actis’ private equity business in Africa.
ERIC VISSER (67)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/EricVisser.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=18ERIC VISSER (67)Independent Non-executiveBCom (Hons) Chief Executive Officer of Mine Pension FundsHas been in the asset management industry for the past 20 years, with large investments, among others, in development, direct and listed property both locally and offshore (including Africa), IT, risk management and combined assurance, remuneration and human resources

Audit Committee

Composition:
Four non-executive directors, one of whom is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. The CEO: RSA, Group FD, external auditor, CFO: RSA and Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management are present at meetings by standing invitation.

Primary Function:
The committee has five scheduled meetings a year with one meeting dedicated to the review of the company's IAR. To assist the Board in its supervisory and governance responsibilities with regards to financial related matters.

Risk Management Committee

Composition:
Four non-executive directors. Its Chairman is also a member of the Audit Committee. The Board's Chairman, the Group CEO, CEO: RSA, Group FD, External Auditor, CFO: RSA Group Treasurer, Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, Human Resources Director, Chief Information Officer and external auditor are present at meetings, by standing invitation.

Primary Function:
The committee meets at least quarterly, oversees management compliance with risk management policies and procedures, and reviews the adequacy of the risk management framework relative to risks and opportunities identified. The main objective of the committee is to protect the quality, integrity and reliability of the Group's risk management.

Property & INVESTMENT Committee

Composition:
Four non-executive directors. The Group CEO, CEO: RSA, Group FD, COO: RSA, CDIO, Heads of Asset Management, CFO: RSA, Management Accountant are present at meetings, by standing invitation.

Primary Function:
It assists the Board with decisions regarding Growthpoint's property portfolio, as well as the review and approval of property budgets and valuations. The committee schedules four meetings a year.

HR & Remuneration Committee

This committee helps to determine the key components of remuneration and performance review criteria for Executive Directors and Senior Management. It also reviews and sets the organisation-wide remuneration policy and philosophy.

GOVERNANCE & NominationS Committee

Composition:
Board's Chairman and two independent non-executive directors. The Group CEO, CEO: RSA and the Human Resources Director attend meetings by invitation.

Primary Function:
The committee meets at least quarterly and assists the Board by ensuring that formal and transparent policies and procedures for executive and senior management remuneration are established and maintained and remuneration for executive directors, senior management and staff (including incentives, grants and other benefits) is set at the correct level to attract and retain people of the required calibre. The committee furthermore helps determine the key components of remuneration, in conjunction with performance review criteria for executive directors and senior management.

Social, Ethics AND TRANSFORMATION Committee

Composition:
Comprises five nonexecutive directors. The Chairman of the Board, CEO: RSA, Group FD, Human Resources Director, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, National Procurement Manager and National Developments Head attend meetings of the committee.

Primary Function:
The committee meets four times a year. Besides the statutory duties of this committee, it also evaluates, monitors and makes recommendations to the Board regarding CSR, Growthpoint's Transformation Philosophy and strategy and Environmental, Social and Governance matters.