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Estienne de Klerk (51)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=33Estienne de Klerk (51)Chief Executive Officer (South Africa), Chairman - SAREITBCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)Twenty-five years’ experience in listed property. execdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6284
Engelbert Binedell (50)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Engelbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=34Engelbert Binedell (50)Chief Operating Officer: RSABA (Ed), MBLTwenty years’ experience in the property industry. indassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6128
Olive Chauke (49)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Olive_exco.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Olive Chauke (49)Human Resources DirectorBachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in ManagementMore than twenty years' solid HR experience gained in both private and public companies. OChauke@growthpoint.co.za+27 11 944 6097
Xolani Hlatshwayo (37)<img alt="" src="/DevelopmentImages/XolaniHlatshwayo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=53Xolani Hlatshwayo (37)Group Legal CounselLLB, LLM Xolani has expertise in negotiating and implementing a diverse range of corporate transactions across various sectors and jurisdictions.
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 thirty years’ experience in property development and management.
Nadine Briers (49)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Nadine.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Nadine Briers (49)Head of Marketing and CommunicationMarketing career spanning twenty-eight years.marketingdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6251
Shawn Theunissen (41)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shawn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=50Shawn Theunissen (41)Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and TransformationBCom (Industrial Psych), Masters in Concept Marketing and Innovation.
LAUREN TURNER (44)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LaurenExcoPic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=59LAUREN TURNER (44)Head of Investor RelationsBCompt (Hons)Twenty years’ financial markets experience.
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 OfficerThirty-five years' experience in the property industry.comassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6282
LINDA SIGABA (43)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Linda_8September.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=60LINDA SIGABA (43)Fund Manager – Growthpoint Healthcare Property HoldingsMD (USA) PGDMP (UCT) MBA (UCT)Medical Doctor with over 20 years of healthcare industry experience spanning private equity, management consulting, health informatics and large infrastructure development projects
DAVID STOLL (61)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/David_8September.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=61DAVID STOLL (61)Regional Head – Cape TownBA (Acc & Econ) CA(SA)Thirty-one years’ experience in SA property industry
GREG WORST (46) <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Greg_8September.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=62GREG WORST (46) Regional Head - KZNBCOMPT (UNISA), Bachelor of accounting scienceTwenty-one years’ experience in the property industry
Francois Schindehütte (55)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Francois.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=43Francois Schindehütte (55)Chief Financial Officer SA
Neil Schloss (49)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Neil.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Neil Schloss (49)Head of Asset Management: Retail
Errol Taylor (59)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Erroll.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=32Errol Taylor (59)Head of Asset Management: Industrial

 

 

Norbert Sasse (55)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Norbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=49Norbert Sasse (55)Chief Executive Officer (Group)BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)More than twenty years' experience in listed property.ceo@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6285
Engelbert Binedell (50)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Engelbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Engelbert Binedell (50)Chief Operating Officer: RSABA (Ed), MBLTwenty years’ experience in the property industry. indassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6128
Dirkje Bouma (48)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DirkjeB.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=15Dirkje Bouma (48)Group TreasurerMSc Finance, CFATwenty-four years’ financial and treasury experience.+27 (0) 11 944 6271
Olive Chauke (49)<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 (49)Human Resources Director Bachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in ManagementBachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in Management More than twenty years' solid HR experience gained in both private and public companies.
ESTIENNE DE KLERK (51)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=17ESTIENNE DE KLERK (51)Chief Executive Officer (South Africa), Chairman - SAREITBCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)Twenty-five years’ experience in listed property.
George Muchanya (49)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=11George Muchanya (49)Head of Corporate FinanceBSc Eng, MBA, Corporate Finance Programme (London Business School), PLD (Harvard Business School) Twenty-five years’ experience spanning engineering, management consulting and real estate. +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-five years' experience in the property industry. comassetdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6282
Lauren Turner (44)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LaurenExcoPic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Lauren Turner (44)Head of Investor RelationsBCompt (Hons)Twenty years’ financial markets experience.Lturner@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6346
Gerald Völkel (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Gerald.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Gerald Völkel (59)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, LLMXolani has expertise in negotiating and implementing a diverse range of corporate transactions across various sectors and jurisdictions.

 

 

Francois Marais (65)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/FrancoisMarais.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Francois Marais (65)(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 (55)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/NorbertSasse.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=16NORBERT SASSE (55)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 (51)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Estienne de Klerk (51)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.execdir@growthpoint.co.za+27 (0) 11 944 6284
GERALD VöLKEL (59)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/GeraldVolkel.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=26GERALD VöLKEL (59)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 (49)<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Olive.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Olive Chauke (49)Human Resources DirectorBachelor of Social Sciences, Advanced Programme in ManagementMore than 20 years’ HR experience gained in both private and public companies in retail, petroleum, financial services, healthcare and hospitality.
ANDILE SANGQU <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Andile_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=63ANDILE SANGQU Independent Non-executiveHolds various qualifications, including an MBL and Advanced Management Programme. Currently an Executive in Residence at the Gordon Institute of Business.Science and served as Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa. Expertise includes business financial restructuring, financial systems development, strategic planning, and organisational transformation in many businesses including Anglo American Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore, Pioneer Foods and Iliad Africa.
Frank Berkeley (64)<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 (64)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.
PRUDENCE LEBINA<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Prudence_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=64PRUDENCE LEBINAIndependent Non-executiveChartered Accountant and the Chief Executive Officer of TriAlpha Investment Management, a fixed-income investment house with more than R20bn assets under management.Over 16 years’ working experience in corporate finance, business devel pment, financial reporting and stakeholder management in the financial services and mining sectors.
MZOLISI DILIZA (71)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MzolizaDiliza.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=22MZOLISI DILIZA (71)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.
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-executiveBTech (Business Admin), 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.
RAGAVAN MOONSAMY (56)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/RagavanMoonsamy.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=25RAGAVAN MOONSAMY (56)Independent Non-executiveOver 30 years of experience in investments and finance, corporate finance, the structuring, negotiation and funding of transactions including cross-border and lending transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, investments and project finance.
MPUME NKABINDE (60)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MpumeNkabinde.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://growthpoint.co.za/Lists/LeadershipMembers/DispForm.aspx?ID=23MPUME NKABINDE (60)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. 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.
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:
The Committee consist of three non-executive directors, the Group CEO, CEO: SA, Group FD, external auditor, CFO: SA, and Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management are present at meetings by standing invitation.

 

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

Risk Management Committee

Composition:               
The Committee comprises four non-executive directors. The Board's Chairman, the Group CEO, CEO: SA, Group FD, External Auditor, CFO: SA 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 main objective of the Committee is to protect the quality, integrity and reliability of the Group's risk management. It oversees managements compliance with risk management policies and procedures and reviews the adequacy of the risk management framework relative to risks and opportunities identified. The committee has four scheduled meetings a year.

Property & INVESTMENT Committee

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

 

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

HR & Remuneration Committee

Composition:
The Committee comprises four non-executive Directors, with the Group CEO, CEO: SA and Head of Human Resources in attendance.

 

Primary Function:
The 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 for fair, responsible, and transparent remuneration. The Committee has four scheduled meetings a year.

GOVERNANCE & NominationS Committee

Composition:              
The Committee comprises the Board's Chairman and five independent non-executive directors. The Group CEO and the CEO: SA attend the meetings by invitation

 

Primary Function:               
The Committee 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. The committee has four scheduled meetings a year.

Social, Ethics AND TRANSFORMATION Committee

Composition:                 
The Committee comprises five non-executive directors, the Chairman of the Board, CEO: SA, Group FD, Human Resources Director, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, National Procurement Manager and National Developments Head attend meetings of the committee.

 

Primary Function:               
Apart from its statutory duties, this Committee also evaluates, monitors and makes recommendations to the Board regarding CSR, Growthpoint's Transformation Philosophy and strategy and Environmental, Social and Governance matters. The committee has four scheduled meetings a year.