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Management & Board

Myles Kritzinger

Executive Director, CEO

CA(SA), Diploma in Insolvency Law (SARIPA) 

Appointed as the new CEO for Transcend effective from 1 January 2021.

Previously served as CFO of the company for nearly three years, from the date of original appointment on 9 March 2018.

Eight years’ experience in the affordable housing market and private equity.  Involved in new fund development for IHS and formerly Dealmaker at IHS.  Previously a Manager at Deloitte & Touche, former Financial Analyst at Absa Capital and Absa Retail banks and former consultant at Nimble Risk Services.

Vanessa Perfect

Executive Director, COO, CIO

CA(SA)

Vanessa was appointed as Executive Director of Transcend on 14 December 2018.

Over 14 years’ experience in asset and property management.  Head of Asset Management for IHS since 2010, overseeing the performance and growth of the IHS rental portfolio.  Assisted with the establishment of IHS Property Management business, the internal property management company which manages the Transcend portfolio.

Former portfolio Manager at City Property Administration and Portfolio Accountant for Premium Properties Ltd.

Nic Watchorn

Executive Director, CFO

CS(SA), BBusSci, PGDA

Appointed as CFO of Transcend effective from 1 March 2021.

Over seven year’s banking experience, five of which have been in the property sector with significant experience in the origination and structure of debt transactions.  Also held both financial reporting and financial management positions in his banking career at ABSA Corporate and Investment Bank.  Began his career at Deloitte South Africa, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2012.  Holds a Business Science honours degree as well as an honours degree in Accounting, from the University of Cape Town.

ROBERT EMSLIE

Independent Non-Executive Director Chairman

CA(SA)
Committees: Audit and Risk Committee, Investment Committee

Robert was appointed as Chairman and an independent director of Transcend on 10 August 2016.

Chairman of Silverbridge Holdings Limited and Chairman of NEPI Rockcastle Plc.  Former Head of Absa Business Banking, Absa Africa and Absa Corporate.

FAITH KHANYILE

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Economics) , MBA (Finance)
Committees: Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee

Faith was appointed as an independent director of the company on 10 August 2016.

CEO and one of the founding members of WDB Investment Holdings, former Head of Corporate Banking at Standard Bank, Non-executive director of JSE-listed Discovery Limited and the JSE Limited.  Extensive experiences in financial services, investment banking and private equity.

MICHAEL AITKEN

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (University of Cape Town), LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Committees: Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman), Investment Committee

Michael was appointed as an independent director of Transcend on 10 August 2016.

Extensive experience in property-related activities, with specific expertise in asset and fund management related to directly held and listed property vehicles.  Past chairman of Hyprop Investments Limited and Director of Emira Property Fund Limited.

MICHAEL FALCONE

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Economics), MBA 
Committees: Investment Committee, Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Mike was appointed as a non-executive director of Transcend on 10 August 2016.

Extensive experience in strategic planning, risk management and business development.  Former CEO of MMA Capital Management and former Executive Chairman of IHS.  He is currently a Board Member for MMA Capital Management.  Co-founder and Board member of Terra Verde Energy and former Senior Vice President at Shelter Group.

ROB WESSELO

Non – Executive Director

LLB
Committees: Investment Committee, Social and Ethics Committee

Rob was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Transcend on 8 July 2016.

Extensive experience in property, including business development, deal structuring and negotiation and management of the operations of IHS in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Kenya as Managing Director.  Former Business Development Director at Group Five Building, former Commercial Director at Pangbourne Properties and former Head of Equity Investments at Absa Commercial Property Finance.

SOLLY MBOWENI

Non-executive Director

BCom, Post Graduate diploma Property Development and Management, Property Valuations Diploma, Bank Credit Management Diploma, Property Development Programme
Committee: Social and Ethics Committee (Chairman)

Solly was appointed as an Non-executive director of the company on 8 July 2016.

Has some 27 years of rounded property/real estate experience.  Experience includes property finance, valuations, asset management and property developments.  Has worked in Property Companies involved in the office, retail, industrial and hotel sectors, namely Old Mutual Properties, FNB Corporate, Standard Bank Property Finance, Liberty Properties Asses Management and Developments division.  Dormer CEO of Transcend Properties and now Managing Director International Housing South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a private equity asset manager who invests in Affordable Housing.  Current Chairman of the Johannesburg Anglican Diocese Property Function Team.  Former Vice President of the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

GEOFF JENNET

Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)

Geoff was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Transcend on 14 December 2018.

CEO of Emira since 2015.  Previous significant experience in the financial markets, particularly in the structured capital markets and corporate equity derivatives sectors.  Also held roles at FNB corporate, Coronation Capital, Nedbank Capital and Absa Capital, and was the financial and operations director of Honey Fashion Accessories (Pty) Ltd.

MICHELLE DICKENS

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Compt
Committees: Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee, Social and Ethics Committee

Michelle was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Transcend on 14 December 2018.

Cheif Executive Officer and co-founder of TPN Credit Bureau (“TPN”), a residential and commercial property tenant and rental payment profile credit bureau, established in 2000.