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Board of directors


Marc Wainer (67)

Executive chairman

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Marc was appointed to the Board in 1999, Chief Executive Officer in 2009 and subsequently became Executive Chairman in August 2014.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Executive Committee

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Director of Redefine International PLC and Cromwell Property Group of Australia. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Elwain Investments (Pty) Ltd.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Until August 2014, Marc was Chief Executive Officer of Redefine Properties, thereafter moving to the Executive Chairman role. He has 40 years' experience in all aspects of real estate. Marc’s primary focus is on acquisitions and disposals, international investments and investor relations, as well as playing a role on the conceptual development at Redefine.


Andrew König (48)

Chief executive officer

BCom, B Acc CA (SA)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Andrew was appointed as Financial Director and to the Board in 2011 and elected as Chief Executive Officer in August 2014.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Investment Committee

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Executive Director of Fountainhead Manco and an alternate director to Marc Wainer on the Redefine International PLC board.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
A qualified Chartered Accountant with 22 years of commercial and financial experience, Andrew was previously group Financial Director of Independent News and Media. He is responsible for the management of Redefine and for ensuring the Board’s strategy is implemented, as well as all aspects of regulatory compliance, corporate activity and communications.


David Rice (59)

Chief operating officer


 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
David was appointed to the Board in August 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer in March 2011.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Executive and Investment Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
David was Managing Director of ApexHi Properties Limited from 2006 until the merger of Redefine, ApexHi and Madison Property Fund Managers Holdings Limited. He is responsible for all aspects of the asset and property management of the business which includes the general administration of the property portfolio. David has more than 30 years’ experience in the property industry.


Leon Kok (44)

Financial director

BCom, BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in October 2014

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Executive Committee and Social and Ethics Committee

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Leon is a Chartered Accountant with an excellent blend of operational experience, sound business acumen and technical accounting knowledge. He joined Redefine in 2014 from a 13-year career at Peermont Global Limited. He is responsible for all aspects of finance, legal and human resources management and supports the Chief Executive Officer in corporate activities, regulatory compliance and investor relations.


Mike Ruttell (57)

Executive director: Development

BSc QS PrQS PMAQS MRICS HBS AMP

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in September 2013

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Executive and Social and Ethics Committees

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Mike is a Quantity Surveyor by profession with over 36 years of technical and commercial experience in the construction and property development sectors in South Africa and internationally. He is responsible for all aspects of Redefine’s development activities.


Our non-executive directors

Bernie Nackan (71)

Lead independent non-executive director

BA Econ (Wits), SEP (Stanford – USA)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in 2009

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Chairman of the Nomination and Investment Committees, member of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Non-Executive Director of Redefine International PLC and the Rezco Asset Management Group

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Bernie was financial editor of the Rand Daily Mail and an executive director of Sage Group from 1974 until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the Collective Investment Schemes Advisory Committee for 10 years.


Günter Steffens (78)

Independent non-executive director

CA (SA)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in September 2013

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Risk and Nomination Committees

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Director of Astrapak Limited and Imara Holdings Limited (listed in Botswana) and serves on the boards of several non-listed companies.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Günter established Dresdner Bank AG in London and ran it for 25 years. He subsequently oversaw the bank’s interests in Southern Africa. He was Chairman of the German-British Chamber of Commerce and The Foreign Banks and Securities Houses Association and is a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.


David Nathan (66)

Independent non-executive director

CA (SA)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in March 2014

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Chairman of the Audit and Risk and Social and Ethics Committees

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Non-Executive Director and member of Audit and Risk, as well as Social and Ethics Committees of Karan Beef Proprietary Limited. David is also a director of various other local and foreign companies.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Before retiring, David was a senior partner at Grant Thornton (Jhb) with close on 40 years of experience at the firm of which 35 years were as a partner. He has extensive experience of board, governance, finance, investment and risk matters. David has extensive knowledge of exchange control matters, property and investment trusts.


Phumzile Langeni (41)

Independent non-executive director

BCom (Natal), BCom Hons (UNISA)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed on 6 May 2015

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Executive Chairman of Afropulse Group Proprietary Limited and Non-executive chairman of Astrapak Limited and the Mineworkers Investment Company Proprietary Limited. Non-executive director of Imperial Holdings Limited, Massmart Holdings Limited, Primedia Proprietary Limited, Transaction Capital Proprietary Limited, Metrofile Holdings Limited and other unlisted companies. Phumzile is also a trustee of the KZN Growth Fund.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Phumzile is a stockbroker by training and was previously the economic adviser to the Minister of Minerals and Energy.


Marius Barkhuysen (59)

Independent non-executive director

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed on 4 November 2015

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
None

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Marius has over 30 years’ experience in the retail trading environment and an in-depth understanding of retail property. He was previously an independent non-executive director of Fountainhead Property Trust and a director and member of the executive committee of Pepkor Holdings Proprietary Limited.


Nomalizo Beryl (Ntombi) Langa-Royds (53)

Independent non-executive director

BA (Law), LLB (National University of Lesotho)

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed on 4 November 2015

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Independent Non-Executive Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited, Mpact Limited and African Bank Investments Limited. Ntombi is also a trustee of the Murray & Roberts Trust and the Mpact Share Incentive Scheme.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Ntombi has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited and the owner of Nthake Consulting, a human resources consultancy business.


Michael Watters (56)

Non-executive director

BSc Eng (Civil), MBA

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in August 2014

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
CEO of Redefine International PLC, Non-Executive Chairman of Redefine BDL Hotel Group Limited and Non-Executive Director of International Hotel Group Limited

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
A qualified engineer with a BSc Engineering (Civil) degree and an MBA, Mike has over 27 years' experience in the investment banking and real estate industries. He has held directorships of some of South Africa's top-rated listed property funds including Sycom Property Fund, Hyprop Investments Limited, as well as the Sapphire Retail Fund in the UK.


Harish Mehta (65)

Non-executive director

BSc, MBA

 

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Appointed in September 2009

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Remuneration and Nomination Committees

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS
Non-Executive Chairman of Times Media Group Limited and The Waste Group Limited. Non-Executive Director of the Spar Group Limited, the KZN Provincial Board of FNB and Cibapac Proprietary Limited. Harish is the Executive Chairman of Clearwater Capital, a strategic BEE shareholder in Redefine.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
He was formerly the Managing Director of the Universal Print Group Proprietary Limited.