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Andrew Dalling

Andrew Dalling

Independent, Non-Executive, Chairman

Andrew practiced as an attorney for 32 years until 2001. At the time of his retirement he was a senior partner of a leading law firm, Cliffe Dekker – Fuller Moore (an antecedent of the present firm DLA Cliffe Dekker – Hofmeyr), having practiced in the fields of litigation, dispute resolution, and Human Rights. During his years of practice Andrew served on committees of the Association of Law Societies and of the Cape Law Society. For a number of years from 2001 he served as chairman of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Cape Law Society. From 2001 to 2007 Andrew was the Chairman of the then JSE listed company, Paramount Property Fund Limited.

Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards

(Chief Executive Officer)

Marc joined Spire in 2004 after working for a property financial services company. Marc headed up a Spire subsidiary, Intersect Sectional Title Services prior to moving across to lead Spire Property Management where he led the growth of Spire’s private client management business as Managing Director. Marc is vice chairperson of the Claremont Central Improvement District and is a shareholder at Spire Property Group (Pty) Ltd.

Keith Craddock

Keith Craddock

Non-Executive Director

Keith obtained a BSc (Civil Eng.) from UCT and practiced as a structural engineer for 10 years before completing his MBA at UCT. Keith has subsequent to his MBA been in the property industry for 22 years and has worked in the property divisions of some of the more prominent JSE listed companies where he gained his experience in property and asset management. He joined his colleagues at Spire in 2002 and is currently the Group Operations Director. Keith was also a Director of IPD South Africa, a subsidiary of IPD in the UK, which is a global provider of property benchmarking statistics.

Bruce Kerswill

Bruce Kerswill

Non-Executive Director

Bruce is well-known in property circles having being involved in the industry in both Joburg and Cape Town for nearly 40 years. He has BSc (Town and Regional Planning) and MBA degrees, and spent several years in the planning profession before moving into property development and then into property asset and fund management. He worked with a number of South Africa’s top property companies before starting Spire Property Group with Rodney Squire-Howe in 1999. He was involved in the listing of Paramount Property Fund in 2001, building it to R3.5-billion before it was sold in 2006, and of Tower Property Fund in 2001, where he is currently a non-executive director. He was the founding Chair of the Green Building Council of South Africa, and immediate past Chair of the World Green Building Council where he continues to serve as director. Bruce is currently Group MD of Spire Property Group.

Joanne Mabin

Joanne Mabin

(Chief Financial Officer)

Joanne qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 after which she spent seven years working in the UK at Rowan Asset Management and M&G Investments Limited where she was responsible for the financial management and reporting of several property and infrastructure funds. After returning to South Africa, Joanne joined the Old Mutual Investment Group where she was responsible for the financial reporting of their African infrastructure funds.

Martin Evans

Martin Evans

Non-Executive Director

Martin has been involved in the property industry for over 30 years and has focussed his attention on the Gauteng area. Martin worked for a leading developer prior to forming his own Company, Brydens Property Group with a partner. Together they have built numerous A grade commercial developments through Johannesburg and Pretoria. Martin brings a “green” edge to his developments and developed the first commercial 5 star green star property.

John Bester

John Bester

Independent Non-Executive Director

John Bester been involved in the accounting profession for 16 years and in commerce and industry for 30 years. John Bester was a partner of the audit firm Ernst & Young. He was responsible for the restructuring and the listing of Norwich Holdings Ltd, leading a team of professionals who successfully listed the company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. John Bester is a past Chairman of the Board of Barnard Jacobs Mellet Limited (was listed on the JSE) and was an independent non-executive director as well as chairman of their Remuneration Committee. He was a non-executive director of the Paramount Properties Group Limited, as JSE listed company until it was taken over. He was a member of the Audit Committee. John Bester chaired the Financial and Commercial Committee of Cricket South Africa as well as serving on the Board of CSA and was a member of CSA’s Audit and Remuneration Committees until February 2013.

Nicola Milne

Nicola Milne

Independent Non-Executive Director

Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Nicola worked in finance in New York and London before entering the property industry in South Africa in 2001. During her time with the Old Mutual Property Group, Nicola had a wide-ranging exposure to the different elements of property development and management, mainly focusing on new business start-ups such as Old Mutual Property’s Joint Venture in India. Nicola was appointed as the Founding CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) in 2007 and grew the acquisition significantly and successfully in its first three years. After the birth of her first child in February 2011, Nicola now consults to the Council on specific contracts and projects.

Athi Magwentshu

Athi Magwentshu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Athi started his career in 2000 as a quantity surveyor and project manager for Stocks and Stocks and later joined WBHO Construction where he spent a few years in various construction sites. In 2003 Athi joined Absa CPF where his role included providing debt funding to investors, developers and the listed property counters. Athi served on the board of Paramount Asset Managers, the asset management company of Paramount Property Fund. Athi currently works with partners in a property investment company which pursues commercial development and investment opportunities. Athi has an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science, and a B.Tech (Quantity Surveying) from Tshwane University of Technology.

Raven Naidoo

Raven Naidoo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Raven has a B.Sc. from the University of Durban-Westville, an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Durban-Westville, a Ph.D. in Physics form the University of Cape Town, and a Masters degree in the Management of Technology and Innovation from the University of Sussex, UK. He is the Executive Chairman of Future Perfect Corporation. He has had board level positions at The Cape IT Initiative (CITI) and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Tellumat and Sentech. Raven has consulted with various government bodies through all levels of government. He is currently the Senior advisor to the City of Cape Town on its telecommunications strategy and its broadband strategy.