Peter McAllister Todd
Peter is a qualified attorney and began his career as the senior tax manager at Arthur Andersen and Associates in Johannesburg. He joined TWS Rubin Ferguson in 1993 as a tax partner and was instrumental in listing several companies on the JSE. The practice was focused on the property and finance industry.
In 2000, Peter established Osiris Group in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) and Mauritius to provide international corporate finance and administrative services to global clients.
Peter held a Non-Executive Director position at Redefine International Limited from the initial listing for some 9 years and served for several years as Audit Committee Chairman. Peter has been involved with Grit since inception on the SEM and has otherwise been involved in the property industry for many years, both in South Africa, but also in the UK and in Africa. Peter has also extensive corporate finance experience with regards to listing of companies on various exchanges including the JSE, LSE and SEM.
- Appointed to the Board: 14 August 2014
- Other Listed Directorships: 3
Ian Donald Macleod
Ian holds a BCom (Honours) in Real Estate Investment, Valuation and Development and has over 41 years of experience with financial institutions, including Standard Bank of South Africa and Nedbank with a specific focus on Real Estate Credit Risk. He has extensive knowledge of the real estate sector’s key role players, business sector and geographic nodes. Ian has managed portfolios in excess of R80 billion during changing economic cycles and managing problematic properties in economic downturns. It is Ian’s expertise and knowledge that have seen him previously hold the position of Head of Credit for Real Estate.
- Appointed to the Board: July 2015
- Other Listed Directorships: 2
Nomfundo Nomkosi Nomzamo Radebe
Nomzamo Radebe is the Chief Executive Officer of Excellerate Real Estate Services, a division of Cushman and Wakefield Excellerate, one of South Africa’s leading property services companies. Radebe is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has furthered her studies in real estate, with a successful career spanning over 20 years, 12 of those year spent in various roles in the real estate sector. She is a Certified Retail Property Executive by the International Council of Shopping Centres.
Nomzamo is a former chief investment officer of Pareto Limited, a well-established property company and a leader in the retail property industry in South Africa. Prior to joining Pareto, Nomzamo worked in the National Treasury’s Asset and Liability Unit as a Director and in the Sasol Group treasury unit as a Treasury Operations Manager. She completed her articles with KPMG Inc.
She is the Past President of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and also the Past President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC). She was awarded the IPM Business Leader of the year 2016 and the Five Star Woman award by the Women Property Network in 2009 .
She is the Chairman of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited and has been a non-executive director at several other companies over the years.
- Appointed to the Board: November 2017
Independent Non-Executive Director
Bright has 16 years’ experience in Business Development, Sales and Marketing. He holds a BSc (Agric), MSC Production Physiology and an MBA in Entrepreneurship. Bright is the founder and CEO of Rural Development Alliance Group in South Africa.
He is a member of the SA BRICS Agribusiness, a technical advisory and business development working group, as well as Alpha Africa Foundation, a non-profit organisation that primarily works in rural areas to improve the livelihood of community members.
Bright is also a former New Business Development Manager for two multinational companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Appointed to the Board: November 2018
Catherine is a Mauritian citizen and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1992. She served her Articles at Ernst & Young in Johannesburg and then joined the Investment Banking industry. She has held senior positions in corporate and specialized finance for Ridge Corporate Finance, BoE NatWest and BoE Merchant Bank in Johannesburg. She returned to Mauritius in 2004 to join Investec Bank where she was Head of Banking until 2010.
She has been an independent non-executive director and a member of various committees for several public and private companies in Mauritius including AfrAsia Bank Limited, Les Gaz Industriels Limited and The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co Limited. She has also been a member of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Her current board memberships as an independent non-executive director are CIEL Limited, Anchor Capital (Mauritius) Limited and Astoria Investments Limited. Catherine is a Fellow Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.
- Appointed to the Board: 24 November 2017
David Love is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Deloitte, and holds a BCom and LLB (Hons First) with a distinction in Land Law, Equity and Trusts. He has over 18 years’ experience in the real estate investment sector. He is the former CFO of ING REIM (UK), CFO/COO UK of CBRE Global Investors and holds the position of CFO at Knight Frank Investment Management.
David has considerable knowledge of real estate financial and operational processes, fund and asset structuring, tax, legal and compliance, and has been instrumental in the completion of a number of high profile real estate transactions including the listing of Picton Property Income Limited (formerly ING UK REIT) on the LSE and the formation of a £1.4b UK Property Authorised Investment Fund. He has arranged in excess of £4b of debt for clients including a CMBS issuance.
David has been a director and chairman of several general partner companies, a Luxembourg company investing in European infrastructure, a Guernsey trust manager and has served as a non-executive director of Welcome Break.
Sir Samuel Jonah
Sir Jonah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited in 1986 and oversaw its growth from a one-mine operation into a multinational. In 1996, Ashanti, which had listings in London and Ghana, became the first operating African company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He became Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (world’s second largest gold producer) in May 2004 when Ashanti was merged with AngloGold Limited. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital Limited, an investment holding company in South Africa.
In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth, conferred on him an Honorary Knighthood as Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE). The award was in recognition of his exceptional achievements as a businessman, a leading business executive from the Commonwealth and an international public figure. In 2006 he was awarded Ghana’s highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Star.
In December 2004, CNN and Time Magazine ranked Sir Jonah as one of the world’s top 25 most influential business people – setting the global standards for management, ethics, marketing and innovation.
Sir Jonah has served on the boards of several international public and private companies. He currently serves on the board of Vodafone UK, amongst others.
Sir Jonah has been an advisor to a number of African Heads of State and he currently serves on the International Investment Advisory Council of Togo. In January 2013, he was appointed to serve on the newly established Bank of America Global Advisory Council, together with internationally recognized business, academic and public policy leaders.
Bronwyn Anne Corbett
Chief Executive Officer
BCom (Acc) (Univ. of Natal, PMB), CA(SA)
Bronwyn is the Chief Executive Officer of Grit Real Estate Income Group, the largest pan African focused real estate fund listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and in Mauritius. Bronwyn has significant corporate finance and deal making experience. She played an instrumental role in the JSE listing of Delta Property Fund Limited in 2012 where she held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to taking up the leadership role at Mara Delta Property Holdings. During her tenure at Delta Property Fund Limited, Bronwyn spearheaded the diversification of the REIT’s funding sources into the debt capital markets, leading to the establishment of a ZAR2 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (DMTN programme). She led the team responsible for obtaining a national scale issue rating from Global Credit Ratings as part of the DMTN programme.
In addition, Bronwyn co-headed the team responsible for growing assets under management from ZAR 2.2 billion at listing to ZAR 11.8 billion in May 2016. Bronwyn is a founder member and served as non-executive director on the board of Mara Delta Property Holdings (now Grit Real Estate Income Group) where she played a significant role in the listing and conversion of the fund to its current pan-African focus, underpinned by dollar based leases. She assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in the lead-up to the fund’s merger with Pivotal to form Mara Delta. She has grown the portfolio from $220 million at inception to approximately $600 million currently.
- Appointed to the Board: August 2015
Leon Paul van de Moortele
Chief Finance Officer
Bcompt (Hons), CA(SA)
After completing articles with PwC, Leon moved to the Global Risk Management Services within PwC, where he become the Senior Manager in charge of Data Management. In 2004, he moved to Solenta Aviation where he became Group Finance Director within 18 months.
During his tenure as Group Finance Director, the group expanded from 12 aircraft to 48 aircraft, operating in 8 African countries (including South Africa, Mozambique, Algeria, Ghana, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire). He joined Mara Delta in April 2015 as CFO, where he has continued to utilise his tax structuring knowledge and experience in operating in Africa to expand the asset base of the group.
- Appointed to the Board: July 2015