Team

Over 100 years of experience
across multiple sectors

Mark Taylor
(CEO)

  • Former senior executive at Richemont, Remgro & head of investment evaluations at VenFin
  • Banking, trust company and family office experience with Investec and associated businesses
  • Hands-on turnaround experience as CEO
  • International entrepreneur, listed and unlisted, Turkey and the UK
  • Attorney, BA LLB (Stellenbosch), HDip Maritime Law (UND), MComm cum laude (UCT), PGD Futures Studies cum laude (Stellenbosch)

Gordon Bell
(Debt, Real Estate)

  • Debt, equity and operations experience in African real estate
  • Exec positions in credit, property and trade finance at Investec, Nedbank Corporate, Barclays Africa
  • Real estate operations positions at Octodec REIT (CPA) and Broll Africa
  • MBA (Strategy and Finance), BSc Constr Mgt (UND), MCIOB

Ben Potter
(Energy)
Associate

  • Energy strategy and transactions – oil, gas, power and renewables
  • Previously with EY (London, Madrid), Genesis Analytics, advised Mozambique government on energy policy
  • Advised FTSE 100 and S&P 500 firms on capital raising, post-merger integration, market entry, and commercial strategy
  • MSc cum laude (London School of Economics), MComm (UCT), BSc cum laude (Wits)

Amaresh Chetty
(Private Equity, Mining)
Associate

  • Former partner in a family office private equity fund
  • Investment experience across healthcare, gaming, mining, real estate, financial services
  • Directorships at gaming, real estate and mining companies
  • BComm, PGD Bus Mgt, MBA