Bronwyn Knight (Female)

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer (41),

Appointed to the board: 12 May 2014
Appointed as CEO: 12 May 2014

Bronwyn is the CEO and a founding member of Grit. She is a Chartered Accountant and has served on several property company boards. Under Bronwyn’s leadership, Grit has grown its portfolio from two assets valued at US$140m at listing to 53 income producing assets and investments valued at c.US$856.7m as at…
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The Board - Leon van de Moortele
Leon van de Moortele (Male)

Executive Director, Chief Finance Officer (47), Internal

Appointed to the Board: 30 June 2015
Appointed as CFO: April 2015

Leon is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Degree in Accounting Science. Prior to joining Grit, Leon served as the Group Finance Director for an aviation group since 2004, where he gained significant financial and commercial experience across eight African countries, including…
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The Board - Peter Todd
Peter McAllister Todd (Male)

Independent Non-Executive Director (63),

Appointed to the Board: 14 August 2014
Appointed as Chairman: 12 April 2018 

Peter is a qualified attorney and a founder of Osiris Group in the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius which provides international corporate finance and administrative services to global clients. Peter has significant understanding of the property industry in the UK, South Africa and the rest of Africa.
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The Board - David Love
David Love (Male)

Independent Non-Executive Director (57),

Appointed to the Board: 4 December 2018
Appointed as Senior Independent Director: 04 August 2020

David is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom and LLB (Hons First) in Land Law, Equity and Trusts. He has over 21 years’ experience in the real estate investment sector.  David has been instrumental in the completion of several high-profile real estate transactions including IPOs and the formation of a £1.4 bn…
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The Board - Catherine McIlraith
Catherine McIlraith (Female)

Independent Non-Executive Director (58),

Appointed to the Board 24 November 2017

Catherine has been a Chartered Accountant since 1992. She has held senior banking and corporate finance positions including at BoE NatWest and BoE Merchant Bank in Johannesburg, before joining Investec Bank Mauritius where she was Head of Banking until 2010. She has been a member of the…
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The Board - Sir Samuel Jonah
Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, KBE, OSG (Male)

Independent Non-Executive Director (72),

Appointed to the Board: 21 February 2019

Sir Samuel Jonah is internationally recognised as a leading business executive. He holds a Master’s degree in Management from Imperial College. Sir Sam was elected Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering in 2019. An honorary Knighthood was conferred on him by Her Majesty the Queen in 2003 and in 2006 he was awarded with Ghana’s highest…
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Cross Kgosidiile (Male)

Non-Executive Director (53),

Appointed to the board: 05 March 2021 

Cross serves as the Managing Director of the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Botswana. He is a fellow…

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Nomzamo Radebe
Nomzamo Radebe (Female)

Non-Executive Director (45),

Appointed to the board: 24 November 2017  

Nomzamo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and the CEO of Excellerate Real Estate Services, with a career span of 23 years, 16 years of which have been spent in executive roles in the Real Estate investment sector. She is a former Chief Investment Officer at Pareto Limited and prior to this she served as a director within Assets…

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Jonathan Crichton (Male)

Independent Non-Executive Director (67),

Appointed to the board: 17 September 2020

Jonathan holds a combined Honours degree in History and Politics from the University of Exeter, UK. His career spanned 32 years at HSBC where he held a wide range of senior positions covering corporate and retail banking as well as control support functions. His last position was as the Head of Wholesale Risk Asia Pacific at HSBC…
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The Board - Bright Laaka
Bright Laaka (Male)

Non-Executive Director (42) (Permanent Alternate to Nomzamo Radebe), External

Appointed to the board: 29 November 2018

Bright has 18 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 SA BRICS Agribusiness, a technical advisory and business…
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