Directors

Craig Brabazon Hallowes (45)
South African
BA, LLB, ILPA-CFP (UOFS), LLM (Taxation), MBA (with Distinction)

Chief executive officer

Prior to joining Rockcastle, Craig was an executive director at Pangbourne Properties Limited ("Pangbourne") and Property Fund Managers ("PFM"), the management company of Capital Property Fund ("Capital") and was actively involved in the turnaround of both Capital and Pangbourne. Craig is currently a director of Property Index Tracker Managers Proprietary Limited.

Craig worked at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, qualified as an attorney and practiced for a number of years, concentrating on the fields of commerce and litigation. He then joined Investec and Investec Asset Management where he held various managerial positions.

Paul Pretorius (47)
South African (Residing in Mauritius)
BSc (QS)

Chief operating officer

Paul has over 15 years' experience in direct property having worked as an asset manager as well as property manager for various JSE listed property funds. Along with Craig, Paul was involved with the turnaround processes at Capital and Pangbourne. Paul was previously a professional quantity surveyor both for Macintosh Latilla Carrier and Lang, one of the large South African practices as well as for his own company.

Stephen Eugene Delport (32)
South African
BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Financial director

Stephen has a BSc with financial orientation, majoring in mathematics, mathematical statistics and economics; and a BSc (Hons) Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg. Stephen started his career in 2003 in the asset management industry as a research analyst.

He has gained a thorough insight into the global listed real estate industry, having managed several types of portfolios to date including collective investment schemes, exchange traded funds and hedge funds. Stephen joined the Resilient Group in 2007 and has been part of a successful and consistent property investment philosophy and process.

Mark Cyril Olivier (45)
British (Residing in Mauritius)
CA(SA)

Independent non-executive chairman

Mark has over 15 years' experience in managing assets and providing corporate finance and strategic advice, predominantly to public companies in the United Kingdom. Prior to founding Hibridge Capital (a London-based, boutique private equity and advisory business) in 2003, Mark was a shareholder and employee of Hawkpoint Partners, which orchestrated the management buy-out of Natwest Markets' corporate finance business. 

Mark worked for BoE Limited where he served on the executive committee of the Group's international business. Mark also worked at KPMG (London) as a manager. Mark is the chairman of Trellidor, the largest physical barrier security business in South Africa, and is a non-executive director of the Dynasty Group of companies, which is managed by Macquarie and was the first-ever wholesale international vehicle established to invest in retail properties in China.

Andries de Lange (40)
South African
CA(SA), CFA

Non-independent non-executive director 

After completing his articles, Andries joined the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited and then Nedbank Limited where he gained experience in debt finance, debt and equity restructurings and private equity. He joined the Resilient Group in 2004 and is a director of PFM and Resilient Property Income Fund Limited ("Resilient").  

Alexandru Morar (30)
Romanian
BSc Finance and Information Systems

Independent non-executive director

Alexandru graduated with a major in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and started his career at Julius Baer Investment Bank.

Alexandru spent two years with the Financial Advisory practice of Deloitte Romania prior to joining New Europe Property Invesments plc ("NEPI"), a real estate company invested in retail properties in Romania, where he has fulfilled many functions within the company. Alexandru is currently focused on the investments and acquisitions programme at NEPI.

Yan Chong Ng Cheng Hin (38)
Mauritian
BSc (Hons), MSc, ACA, TEP

Non-independent non-executive director

Yan is an executive director of Intercontinental Trust Limited. He oversees the Fund Administration operations and advises clients on all fund related aspects including tax, regulatory matters, structuring, listings and their establishment in Mauritius. He is a board member of a number of Mauritian funds. He was previously employed by Baker Tilly Mauritius and Deloitte in Luxembourg. He trained as a chartered accountant in London.

Yan graduated from the University of Mauritius with a degree in Management and achieved a Master's degree in Finance (MSc) from Lancaster University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is the treasurer of the International Fiscal Association (Mauritius branch) and an executive committee member of the Association of Trust and Management companies of Mauritius.

Rory Kenneth Denoon Kirk (57)
Mauritian
Bachelor of Social Science and Diploma in Business Management

Independent non-executive director

Rory is the founder and managing director of Frontière Finance, a Mauritian financial services business.

Rory has many years of financial service, insurance and banking experience having been involved in this field since the early 1980s in a number of roles at a variety of institutions.

 

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