Shirley Maltz

Executive director – Chairman

Amanda Chorn

Independent non-executive director

Pierre Joubert

Lead independent non-executive director

Eduardo Guiterrez-Garcia

Non-executive director

Robert Hain

Independent non-executive director

Marlisa Harris

Independent Non-Executive Director

Adefolarin Ogunsanya

Alternate non-executive director

Stanley Portelli

Stanley is a senior partner in a legal practice. Prior to this he was chief executive officer of the Authority for Transport in Malta, and a director at Malta Freeport Terminal Limited. Stanley was also employed with the financial services unit at Coopers & Lybrand (which became PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1994 to 2001 and has held various other board positions.

Amanda Chorn

Amanda is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and currently resides in the United Kingdom where she is a director of various companies. Amanda provides consultancy services to private clients, specialising in international structuring.

Pierre Joubert

Pierre is the CEO of Universal Partners Limited, a private equity-focused holding company with a dual listing on the Mauritian and JSE stock exchanges. He was previously the chief investment officer of Richmark and spent 13 years at Rand Merchant Bank in a number of roles.

Eduardo Gutierrez-Garcia
BSc(Med) Honours, PGDipAcc, CA(SA)

Eduardo is a partner of Development Partners International LLP, an investment adviser to private equity funds that invest across Africa, and has 20 years of African private equity experience. Eduardo has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies in South Africa and elsewhere. DPI is the Group’s second largest shareholder.

Robert Hain
BA (Social Sciences), MLitt (Social Sciences)

Robert serves on the boards of several financial services companies in the UK, Europe and the United States, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Oxford University. He has enjoyed a career in the personal financial services business in the United Kingdom, North America and Europe and is the former chief executive of Invesco Perpetual.

Charles Rapa

Charles is a non-executive director of a number of foreign Malta registered companies and is the chairman of the Maltese Accountancy Board and its oversight committee. Prior to this he was finance director of British American Tobacco (Malta) and audit manager in a major audit firm.

Adefolarin Ogunsanya
BSc.(Hons), MBA

Adefolarin is an investment professional at DPI focused on sourcing and evaluating investment
opportunities across consumer driven industries in Africa. He was previously an investment
professional at Helios Investment Partners and an investment banker at Credit Suisse in New York.
Adefolarin is an alternate to Eduardo Guiterrez-Garcia.

Gregoire Lartigue
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Gregoire is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has been a director of Guardian Trust Company Limited since March 2004. Swiss born and educated, he has over 20 years of experience in both the trust and fiduciary industry. He was previously with Radcliffes Trustee Company SA (later renamed Investec Trust (Switzerland) SA).

Shirley Maltz

Shirley joined the group in 2001, overseeing the credit and operations division, as well as all marketing activities. She was appointed group chief executive officer of HomeChoice Holdings in 2013 and chief executive officer of the retail division in 2007. Prior to joining the group, Shirley was a fund manager at Mercury Asset Management (SA) and Fleming Martin (SA).

Paul Burnett
BBusSci, CA(SA)

Paul joined the Group in 2009. He was previously the chief financial officer at Nimble Group, a credit solutions business specialising in outsourced collections and business advisory services. He has also worked for the World Bank in a fiduciary role for the Africa region after completing his accounting articles at Ernst & Young.

BBusSci (Hons), CA(SA), Dip Intl Tax

Appointed to the board on 23 February 2021. She is the chief executive officer of a Family Office providing financial advisory and management services to the family and their private corporations and non-profit organisations across Africa, Europe and the US. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing financial functions across international jurisdictions.

Gregoire Lartigue

Executive director – Group chief executive officer

Paul Burnett

Executive director – Group Finance director