Atlantic Leaf

Directors

Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

British

National Diploma in Hotel Keeping and Catering, Stanford Executive Programme

Appointed as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of Atlantic Leaf on 8 July 2014.

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality, resorts and gaming industry. He is currently a non-executive director of Sun International Holdings and previously served as an executive director of Sun International’s board from 1994 and as the group’s Chief Executive from July 2003 until June 2006.

Peter also currently serves as a director of Woolworths Holdings Limited and the Elgin Wine Company (Pty) Ltd. In addition, he  previously served as Chairman of the National Sea Rescue Institute,  the Cape Town Routes Unlimited and the Tourism Grading Council Awards Committee.

Paul Leaf-Wright

Paul Leaf-Wright

Chief Executive Officer

South African

CA (SA)

Paul has over 25 years of property, private equity and  financial services experience. He established Leaf Capital, together with Jacqui Hathorn,  in 2004.

Paul completed his articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte and Touche in 1986. He subsequently held various roles in NBS Bank and BoE (subsequently Nedbank Ltd) which included financial and strategy director, head of treasury, director of property and asset finance, and head of wealth management.

Paul has also served on the boards of a number of listed companies. During his years in the banking sector his roles included running the bank’s private equity division, coordinating mergers and acquisitions of both the bank and third party deals, the establishment of empowerment companies and funding of a wide range of projects.

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Warren Morton

Financial Director

South African

CA (SA); B Compt; B Compt (Hons); M Com Taxation

Warren holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Accountancy from the University of South Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. He further completed a Master of Commerce in Taxation from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. His 20 years of working experience has mostly been served in the Financial Services Industry with significant experience in Investment Banking and Fund Management and Administration. His roles have included Chief Operating Officer of RMB’s Investment Banking Division, Group Financial Director at Oryx Investment Management and Equinox and other senior positions.

Cleo Folkes

Cleo Folkes

Independent Non-Executive Director

British

BVSc MRCVS (Veterinary Surgeon (UK))

After graduating in 2005 with a distinction in Veterinary Medicine, Cleo spent 3 years in private small animal practice as a Veterinary Surgeon with an active role in the business management. Since joining Folkes Holdings Ltd in 2009 Cleo has quickly risen up the ranks from Business Development to Director of Operations to her current position as Deputy Chairman. She holds active positions on the boards of all the Folkes Holding Group companies; both engineering and property and additionally holds a Directorship and alternate Directorship on the boards of two private South African property funds. Cleo also actively participates in the Young Investors Organisation which is a global network of next generation leaders.

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Kesaven Moothoosamy

Non-Executive Director

Mauritian

BSc, FCCA

Kesaven Moothoosamy joined the fund administration department of ITL in 2005. He is currently a Senior Manager in this department and oversees the operations division such as incorporation of funds, advising on fund structures and regulatory matters, review of fund documents and fund accounting. He has experience with listing of global business companies on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and currently also supervise the listing division of ITL. He is a board member and a number of funds established in Mauritius. Kesaven graduated from the University of Mauritius with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting  Information System and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is also a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) and a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

 

Nick Winearls

Nick Winearls

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director

Cape Town born Nick Winearls started his professional career in 1975 at The Board of Executors (later rebranded as BoE) in Cape Town, with responsibility for the structuring of the affairs of high net worth clients both domestically and internationally. In 1987, he emigrated with his family to the Isle of Man to join accountants Touche Ross and Co there in their newly established Offshore Department dealing extensively with IPO’s.  In 1999, he rejoined BoE to establish and head up their international trust company in the Isle of Man. In 2009, he moved to Monaco following his appointment as a Director of independent trust company Landmark Management SAM, where, in addition to his executive responsibilities, he manages a portfolio of globally based structures for clients.

 

 

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Laurence Rapp

Non-Executive Director

Laurence is currently the CEO of Vukile Property Fund Limited, one of South Africa’s largest listed REITs, and Chairman of Synergy Income Fund. He has significant property experience and has led Vukile through various corporate activities, including the acquisition of Synergy Income Fund. In addition to his wealth of property experience Laurence has extensive experience in financial services environment, spanning investment banking, private equity, retail banking, and insurance and asset management. He was previously a director of Standard Bank, as head of the Insurance and Asset management divisions, and previously in charge of the Strategic Investments and Alliances division.

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Rudolf Pretorius

Independent Non-Executive Director

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in the mid 1980’s, Rudolf spent twelve years with Rand Merchant Bank and the FirstRand Banking Group, before founding Treacle Private Equity (Pty) Ltd in 2000. Treacle raised and managed two successful general South Africa focused private equity funds between 2000 and 2015.

Rudolf is currently resident in Mauritius where he is a director of Adansonia Holdings, and he sits on the boards of a number of investee companies spanning the information technology and financial services industries in Mauritius, South Africa and the USA. He also acts as independent non-executive director (and investment committee member) for a number of USA based private equity funds that principally invest in Africa.