Board of directors

Independent non-executive directors
  Gavin Tipper (53)

Gavin has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years, and was an executive director of Coronation Limited and a technical partner at KPMG South Africa.
Appointed: Chairman 2013
Committees: Audit and risk, remuneration and nomination, investment

Lindie Engelbrecht (43)
Lindie was an executive director (members and global alliances) at SAICA. Her previous roles include director at Ernst & Young in climate change and sustainability services, CEO of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and director at KPMG focusing on governance and assurance. She has also served on various NPO boards and audit committees.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Audit and risk (chair), remuneration and nomination
  Thabo Mokgatlha (43)
Thabo began his career as a senior lecturer in accounting and taxation at the University of the North West. He worked as finance manager of the North West Parks Board, centre manager in the Rustenburg office of the auditor-general and finance manager of Royal Bafokeng Administration. He currently serves on the boards of a number of listed companies.
Appointed: 2013
Committees: Audit and risk
  Zuleka Jasper (44)
Zuleka is an internationally certified Leadership and Life Transformation Coach. She previously held the role of Professional Practice Director (Audit Quality Leader) for Deloitte Africa. She was a Deloitte audit partner for more than 12 years, served on various committees at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and is a member of the ATC Examinations Committee at SAICA. Zuleka left the audit profession in January 2018. She is currently contracted to the Deloitte Global University in Brussels as a faculty member for one of its leadership programmes and to Deloitte South Africa as a coach (technical and otherwise) and assessor for leadership programmes.
Appointed: 2018
Committees: Audit and risk
Mike Lewin (63)
BCom, BAgric management
Mike has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry and headed the group retail division of Redefine Properties Limited until December 2013. He was previously with Edgars Consolidated Stores Limited for 18 years, as its property development executive.
Appointed: 2010
Committees: Social and ethics (chair)
  Stewart Shaw-Taylor (66)
Stewart has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate. Prior to retiring from Standard Bank, he was head of real estate investments: corporate and investment banking, responsible for its equity-related real estate activities. He currently serves on a number of listed and unlisted boards.
Appointed: 2000
Committees: Audit and risk, remuneration and nomination, investment
  Nonyameko Mandindi (52)
BSc (QS) Executive masters
Nonyameko is a professional quantity surveyor with experience in all aspects of the infrastructure, property investment and development value chain. She is currently executive director of property development and investment venture, Kusile Africa Ventures Proprietary Limited, and Petals Global Proprietary Limited and a non-executive director of Hudaco Industries Limited, SVA International Proprietary Limited and ITISA.
Appointed: 2017
Committees: Social and ethics
Non-executive directors   Executive directors
Louis Norval (62)
BSc (QS)
Louis co-founded Attfund Limited and was executive chairman and chief executive of Attfund Retail Limited when it was acquired by Hyprop. He is executive chairman of Homestead Group Holdings Limited as well as managing director of the Parkdev Group of Companies. Louis is a non-executive director of Capital and Regional Plc (a UK focused specialist retail property REIT listed on the London Stock Exchange and with a secondary listing on the JSE) and Hystead Limited. He also serves as non-executive chairman of the Trigen Group.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Investment
  Kevin Ellerine (50)
National Diploma in Company Administration
Kevin joined the family business, Ellerine Holdings, in 1991 as merchandise manager. In 1993, he became property manager of Ellerine Bros Proprietary Limited and was appointed managing director of the property division in 2000. He sits on several boards of all property and private equity companies in which Ellerine Bros is invested.
Appointed: 2009
Committees: Investment
  Pieter Prinsloo (53)
Chief executive officer
Prescribed officer BSc (QS)
Pieter was CEO of Hyprop from 2002 to 2009, and was reappointed in May 2011. As a quantity surveyor, he has been involved in every aspect of property development, management and finance for over 21 years, including senior positions at Sanlam Properties, Standard Bank Properties and Absa Commercial Property Finance.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Investment (chair), social and ethics
Executive directors continued
Wilhelm Nauta (47)
Investments director
Wilhelm has extensive experience in investment analysis, investment management, business strategy and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He started his career at Deloitte & Touche (financial institutions team) in Johannesburg, before joining BJM Securities as an investment analyst in the banking, insurance and property sectors. He subsequently worked for Royal Bafokeng Holdings as a manager in the strategic investments area, and for the Blend Property Group as an executive director and chief investment officer. Wilhelm joined Hyprop in 2016 and is responsible for M&A and investment activities.
Appointed: 2018
  Laurence Cohen (45)
Outgoing financial director
Prescribed officer
Laurence joined the group in 2003 as financial director of Hyprop Management Company, after three years in Grant Thornton’s corporate finance division. He has been extensively involved in various aspects of the group during his tenure at Hyprop, which ended with his resignation in July 2018. Laurence formerly chaired the accounting and JSE committee of the SA REIT Association, and was instrumental in developing best practice recommendations for the SA REIT sector.
Appointed: 2006
Committees: Social and ethics
Resigned: 31 July 2018
  Brett Till (49)
Financial director
Brett has been appointed as financial director with effect from 1 October 2018. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, due diligence work, financial management and reporting, corporate governance, company and commercial law and taxation and exchange control compliance. Brett started his career at Fisher Hoffman Stride in Johannesburg, before joining Rebhold Limited in 1998 as a financial executive. He was then appointed as the group chief financial officer in 1999, which position he held until 2007. Brett joined Mentor Africa Limited, a private investment company, in 2007, as the chief financial officer, where he had various financial and corporate finance responsibilities.
Appointed: 2018