Board
Shirley Maltz
Executive director – Chairman
Social and ethics
committee
Shirley Maltz
Executive director – Chairman

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).

Amanda Chorn
Independent non-executive director
Audit and risk
committee
Amanda Chorn
Independent non-executive director

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
Lead independent nonexecutive director
Remuneration and
nominations committee
Audit and risk
committee
Assets, liabilities and capital
committee
Pierre Joubert
Lead independent nonexecutive director

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 Guiterrez-Garcia
Non-executive director
Remuneration and
nominations committee
Social and ethics
committee
Assets, liabilities and capital
committee
Eduardo Guiterrez-Garcia
Non-executive director

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.

Marlisa Harris
Independent non-executive director
Remuneration and
nominations committee
Audit and risk
committee
Marlisa Harris
Independent non-executive director

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.

Adefolarin Ogunsanya
Alternate non-executive director
Adefolarin Ogunsanya
Alternate non-executive director

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
Executive director – Group chief executive officer
Gregoire Lartigue
Executive director – Group chief executive officer

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).

Paul Burnett
Executive director – Group Finance director
Social and ethics
committee
Assets, liabilities and capital
committee
Paul Burnett
Executive director – Group Finance director

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.

Remuneration and
nominations committee
Audit and risk
committee
Social and ethics
committee
Assets, liabilities and capital
committee