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Gerald Völkel (55)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Gerald.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Völkel (55)Financial DirectorBAcc, CA (SA)31 years’ financial management experience.+27 (0) 11 944 6283
George Muchanya (45)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Muchanya (45)Deal ManagerBSc Eng, MBA, Corporate Finance Programm27 years’ experience spanning engineering, management, consulting and the property industry.+27 (0) 11 944 6255
Nadine Kuzmanich<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Nadine.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> KuzmanichHead of Marketing and CommunicationMarketing career spanning 24 (0) 11 944 6251
Dirkje Bouma (44)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Dirkje.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Bouma (44)Corporate TreasurerMSc Finance, CFANineteen years’ financial and treasury experience.+27 (0) 11 944 6271
Rudolf Pienaar (56)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Rudolf.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Pienaar (56)Divisional Director - Office Portfolio30 years' experience in the property (0) 11 944 6282
Lauren Turner (40)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LaurenExcoPic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Turner (40)Head of Investor RelationsBCompt (Hons)14 years’ financial markets (0) 11 944 6346
Shawn Theunissen (37)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Shawn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Theunissen (37)Head of Corporate Social ResponsibilityBCom (Industrial Psych), Masters in Concept Marketing and Innovation14 years’ organisational development experience.+27 (0) 11 944 6163
Engelbert Binedell (46)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Engelbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Binedell (46)Divisional Director - Industrial PortfolioBA (Ed), MBL19 years’ experience in the property (0) 11 944 6128
Stephan le Roux (58)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Steffan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> le Roux (58)Divisional Director - Retail PortfolioBCom (Acc), BArch Studies30 years’ experience in the property (0) 11 944 6279
David Stoll (57)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/David.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Stoll (57)Regional Head - Cape TownBCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)27 years’ experience in the property (0) 21 673 8429
Norbert Sasse (51)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Norbert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Sasse (51)Chief Executive OfficerBCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)17 years’ experience in listed property. (0) 11 944 6285
Greg de Klerk (60)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Greg.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> de Klerk (60)Regional Head - KwaZulu NatalFCIS25 years’ experience in the property (0) 31 584 5118
Estienne deKlerk (47)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> deKlerk (47)Managing DirectorBCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)16 years’ experience in listed (0) 11 944 6284
Alec Davis (50)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Alec.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Davis (50)Chief Information OfficerBCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)23 years’ IT and financial experience and 19 years’ experience in the property (0) 11 944 6300



NORBERT SASSE (51)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/NorbertSasse.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> SASSE (51)Chief Executive OfficerBCom (Hons) (Acc),CA (SA)Skills and expertise:Experience in corporate finance, property and general management
ESTIENNE DE KLERK (47)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/Estienne.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> DE KLERK (47)Managing DirectorBCom (Industrial Psych), BCom (Hons) (Marketing), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA) Fund Executive for Growthpoint subsequent to the acquisition of Metboard Properties Ltd by Growthpoint in June 2006. Extensive experience in listed property as an executive at InSkills and expertise: Financial, general management and property
ERICK VISSER (64)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/EricVisser.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> VISSER (64)Independent non-executiveBCom (Hons) Chief Executive Officer of Mine Pension FundsSkills and expertise:Has been in the asset management industry for the past 20 years, with large investments, amongst others, in development, direct and listed property both locally and offshore (including Africa)
HUGH HERMAN (75)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/HughHerman.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> HERMAN (75)Independent non-executiveBA LLBSkills and expertise:Broad legal and business experience, including property development
Francois Marais (61)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/FrancoisMarais.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Marais (61)(Chairman) Independent non-executiveBCom, LLB, H Dip (Company Law). A founding partner and the Chairman of Glyn Marais Inc. Director of Growthpoint Properties AustraliaSkills and expertise: Legal as applies to corporate finance in general and dispute resolution, particularly alternative dispute resolution.
JOHN HAYWARD (65)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/JohnHayward.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> HAYWARD (65)Independent non-executiveBSc (Hons). Retired actuarySkills and expertise:Finance and risk
LYNETTE FINLAY (56)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/LynetteFinley.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> FINLAY (56)Independent non-executiveB Compt (Hons), CA (SA)Skills and expertise:Every aspect of commercial property encompassing management, development and leasing in offices, industrial and retail including rural shopping centres
MZOLISI DILIZA (67)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MzolizaDiliza.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> DILIZA (67)Non-executive, BEE Structure StakeholderBCom, Bachelor of Business Management and Administration (Hons)Skills and expertise:Expertise in the mining, investments, consulting engineering and property and infrastructural development sector
MPUME NKABINDE (55)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/MpumeNkabinde.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> NKABINDE (55)Independent non-executiveMBA, Honours in HRD, Diploma in Adult Education, Diploma in Property Development and ManagementSkills and expertise:Expertise in business development and general management, which have been acquired over a 20-year period in local and international companies
PETER FECHTER (70)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/PeterFechter.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> FECHTER (70)Independent non-executiveBSc (Eng)Skills and expertise:Lifelong expertise in the building construction, property development and investment arena
RAGAVAN MOONSAMY (52)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/RagavanMoonsamy.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> MOONSAMY (52)Independent non-executiveSkills and expertise:Over 30 years of experience in investments and finance and has successfully applied his abilities to drive significant value to sustain 2016 performance
GERALD VöLKEL (54)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/GeraldVolkel.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> VöLKEL (54)Financial Director(B.ACC)Gerald 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. He was then appointed to its Board in April 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer - having fulfilled that role for 12 years. Director of major subsidiaries, Metboard Properties Limited, Paramount Property Fund Limited, Growthpoint ABQ Proprietary Limited, Growthpoint TPG Proprietary Limited, Growthpoint Management Services Proprietary Limited and Sycom Property Fund Managers.
PATRICK MNGCONKOLA (53)<img alt="" src="/LeadershipImages/PatrickMngconkola.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> MNGCONKOLA (53)Non-executiveBTech (Business Administration), BA (Human Resources Management)Appointed to the Board in 2012. Committees: Risk Management, Social, Ethics and Transformation. Non-Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Ltd and former trustee of the Government Employees Pension Fund, Non-executive Director of V&A Waterfront Holdings Proprietary Limited.

Audit Committee

This committee is guided by board-mandated terms of reference, new Companies Act, King III Report and Code of Governance.

Risk Management Committee

This committee assists the board with the adoption and oversight of Growthpoint’s risk management framework and reporting in terms thereof.

Property Committee

This committee assists the board with decisions regarding our property portfolio, strategic acquisition valuations, approved property budgets and capital expenditure.

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.

Nomination Committee

The nomination committee consists of the board’s chairman and the chairmen of  the board’s other committees

Social and Ethics Committee

This committee monitors the company’s social and transformation activities in accordance with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements and prevailing codes of best practice.