Board of Directors

Piet Viljoen

Executive Chairman

BCom (Hons), CFA

Piet started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and subsequently joined SARB as an economic analyst. He joined Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 as a portfolio manager and later moved onto Investec Asset Management in 1995. He founded Regarding Capital Management (Pty) Ltd in 2003 and is currently Chairman of RECM. Piet is a non-executive director of Transhex Group (Ltd).

 

Jan van Niekerk

Financial Director

BCom (Hons)  (Maths), FIA, CFA

Jan has over 20 years of industry experience, having served as Chief Investment Officer of Citadel, a large South African private client wealth manager with a broad international reach, after which he became CEO of Peregrine Holdings, a JSE  listed financial services firm. Jan joined Regarding Capital Management (Pty) Ltd in April 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. Jan is a non-executive director of Goldrush Group (Ltd).

 

Theunis de Bruyn

Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)

After serving articles at Ernst & Young, Theunis joined Ford SA as assistant treasurer. From there he joined Huysamer Stals stockbroking firm (thereafter sold to ABN AMRO) where he later headed up research. Theunis is the founder and managing director of Calibre Capital (Pty) Ltd. Theunis is a non-executive director for RAC Ltd. He also serves as non-executive director for the Elb Group, Outdoor Investments (Pty) Ltd, and Sentula Ltd.

 

Gerhard Swiegers

Independent Non-Executive Director

BAcc (Hons), BCom (Hons) (Taxation), CA(SA)

After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Gerhard has served as a partner of the predecessor firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1984 to 1994 setting up the tax practice of the firm in the Western Cape. He joined Remgro Ltd as Investment Manager, serving on various Boards and Audit Committees of listed and unlisted  companies in the portfolio of Remgro Ltd. He served as CFO for Mediclinic International Ltd from 1999 to 2010.

 

Zanele Matlala

Independent Non-Executive Director

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Zanele is the Chief Executive Officer of Merafe Resources. Before joining Merafe, she was Group Financial Director of Kagiso Investments (Pty) Ltd., a position she held from January 2006. Her first appointment as Chief Financial Officer was at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), where she served as Executive Manager: Private Sector and International. She joined the DBSA from the IDC, where she was head of Wholesale Venture Capital Funds. She is also a non-executive director of Dipula Income Fund, Stefanutti Stocks Holdings and Business Partners Limited. Zanele also serves as a trustee of the RECM Foundation.

 

Trent Rossini

Independent Non-Executive Director

Bsc (Mech) Engineering, GDE (Industrial Engineer)

Trent has 24 years of industry experience across a variety of industries. His early career included roles at both Accenture and Deloitte Consulting. He then joined Internet Solutions to head up their security division and subsequently played the role of Business Solutions Director. Trent joined the Discovery group in 1999 to head up their ecommerce initiatives and subsequently played the role of Chief Information Officer for Discovery Health. He was instrumental in the setup of the Joint Venture with PruHealth where he played the role of Chief Operating Officer. In 2010, Trent left Discovery and co-founded inQuba, a business which is focused on customer experience management and customer engagement, where he serves as Chief Operating Officer.