Piet Viljoen

Executive Director
BCom (Hons), CFA

Piet started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and subsequently joined the South African Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. He joined Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 as a portfolio manager and later moved to Investec Asset Management in 1995. Piet founded RECM, a financial services business, in 2003. He is currently a director of JSE listed RECM & CALIBRE, and a director of Astoria, a Mauritian domiciled investment holding company. Piet also serves on the boards of other private companies.

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).

Zanele Matlala

Independent Non-Executive Chair
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.

Rodger Walters

Independent Non-Executive Director
BCom (Hons), CFA

Rodger is a CFA charterholder with over 25 years’ experience as an asset manager. His experience includes roles as a portfolio manager at Coronation Fund Managers, RECM, Momentum and Abvest Associates, where he was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer. Rodger is currently the Chief Financial Officer of ASISA (The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa).