Board (non-executive directors)

 

Paul Leaf-Wright

Chairman

Paul Leaf-Wright has 25 years of financial industry experience. His previous roles at NBS, BOE and Nedbank include Head of Treasury, Director of Property and Asset Finance, Head of Wealth Management, Financial and Strategy Director. Paul founded Leaf Capital in 2004 with a focus on property, private equity and corporate finance.

Andrew Blades

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is currently an Executive Director of Grindrod Bank Limited and has over 13 years banking experience. Andrew currently runs Grindrod Bank’s Banking Division and is primarily focused on the Advances Division. Andrew is also responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s strategy, and is a member of Exco, Alco and Credit Committees.

Uys Meyer

Non-Executive Director

Uys has broad financial market experience having worked for UAL Merchant Bank, Lombard Guarantee Insurance Company and FirstCorp Merchant Bank in various investment banking and trading-related positions. Having co-founded Decillion in 1996, he launched the group’s hedge fund management business and managed this entity until his resignation in 2003. Uys founded BlueAlpha Investment Management in July 2003 and is currently the chief executive officer of the company. Previously lead independent non-executive director of Novus Holdings Limited, a company listed on the JSE