Independent non-executive directors

Gavin Tipper   Ethan Dube   Louis van der Watt
1. Gavin Tipper (50)
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA), MBA
Gavin has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years, and was an executive director of Coronation Investments and Trading Limited and a technical partner at KPMG South Africa. He is a director of a number of listed companies.
Appointed: Chairman 2013
Committees: Audit, remuneration and nomination
2. Ethan Dube (56)
MSc (statistics), executive MBA (Sweden)
Ethan has significant corporate finance and asset management experience. He spent three years with Southern Life Asset Managers as a senior analyst and two years with Standard Bank in the corporate finance division. In 1996, he founded Infinity Asset Management with three partners and in 1998, founded Vunani Limited, a financial services company where he is currently CEO.
Appointed: 2006
Committee: Remuneration and nomination (chair)
3. Louis van der Watt (48)
Louis co-founded Atterbury Property, one of the largest property developers in South Africa in 1994, after completing his articles at Deloitte Consulting, the management consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche. He also co-founded Attfund Limited, subsequently acquired by Hyprop and co-founded Attacq Limited, which is now listed on the JSE.
Appointed: 2011
Lindie Engelbrecht   Thabo Mokgatlha   Mike Lewin
4. Lindie Engelbrecht (40)
Lindie is a former technical director at KPMG and director of governance and sustainability services at Ernst & Young. She previously served as CEO of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Lindie is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance and has advised, consulted and presented to boards in the public and private sectors on corporate, legal and governance matters.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Audit (chair), risk, remuneration and nomination
5. Thabo Mokgatlha (40)
Thabo began his career as a senior lecturer in accounting and taxation at the University of the North West. He subsequently 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 serves on the boards of a number of listed companies.
Appointed: 2013
Committee: Audit
6. Mike Lewin (60)
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
Committee: Social and ethics (chair)

Non-executive directors

Kevin Ellerine   Stewart Shaw-Taylor   Louis Norval
7. Kevin Ellerine (47)
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 the boards of all property and private equity companies in which Ellerine Bros is invested.
Appointed: 2009
Committee: Investment
8. Stewart Shaw-Taylor (63)
Stewart has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate. He is currently head of CIB Real Estate Investments, Standard Bank Group. He is responsible for the equity-related real estate activities undertaken by Standard Bank’s corporate investment banking division.
Appointed: 2000
Committees: Risk (chair), remuneration and nomination, investment
9. Louis Norval (59)
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 managing director of the Parkdev group of companies. Louis was a founding member and senior partner of Norval Wentzel Steinberg Quantity Surveyors and executive director of Baker Street Associates Holdings Proprietary Limited. He currently serves as a non-executive director of Capital & Regional plc.
Appointed: 2011
Committee: Investment

Executive directors

Pieter Prinsloo   Laurence Cohen    
10. Pieter Prinsloo (50)
Chief executive officer
BSc (QS)
Pieter was CEO of Hyprop from 2002 to 2009, and was reappointed in May 2011. A quantity surveyor, he has been engaged in every aspect of property development, management and finance for over 20 years, including senior positions at Sanlam Properties, Standard Bank Properties and Absa Commercial Property Finance.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Investment (chair), social and ethics, risk
11. Laurence Cohen (42)
Financial director
BCom, CA(SA)
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. Laurence also chairs the accounting and JSE committee of the SA REIT Association, and serves on its executive committee.
Appointed: 2006
Committees: Investment, risk


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