UNICORN CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED
Member of the Social and Ethics Committee and attends various Board committee meetings ex officio.
Jacques joined the Company as non-executive director on 8 May 2015 and was appointed acting Chief Executive Officer on 7 October 2015 and appointed as permanent CEO on 1 March 2016. Jacques was formerly Vice President at JP Morgan and subsequently Group Executive for Strategy and Planning at Absa Group Limited. Thereafter he was a director of various entities where he provided advice to key clients on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and debt capital. Jacques also served as an independent non-executive director of Dorbyl Limited.
Attends various Board committee meetings ex officio and was a member of the Social and Ethics Committee until 21 June 2017.
Johann has extensive finance and business experience which includes, advisory and business administration in the finance and mining sectors. He has fulfilled the roles of an audit partner at BDO and Group Financial
Director of Geosearch. Johann was appointed as Financial Director in May 2014.
Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. Appointed as a member of the Social and Ethics Committee on 21 June 2017.
Ralph obtained his BCom and MBL from the University of the Witwatersrand and Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership respectively, and was the co-founder of Iliad Africa Limited, a listed company focused on building materials, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for 10 years. He has also served as Managing Director to various companies and held the position of director on the board of Group Five Limited, a listed company operating in the integrated construction services and materials sector. Currently Ralph is also a non-executive director of various other listed entities.
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.
Steve is a chartered accountant and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Steve has more than 35 years experience in corporate finance and investment banking in both the domestic and cross-border markets. Currently Steve is a non-executive director and Audit Committee
Chairperson of a private technology company. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors South Africa.
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee.
Mdu is the first recipient of a PhD (Finance) degree awarded by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and its predecessor Rand Afrikaans Universiteit (RAU). He is also an alumni of Cornell University (USA) and Henley
University (UK). He has been a founder and director of various companies for more than 20 years. He is a lead independent director at Mustek Limited, serves on its Audit and Risk Committee and also chairs the Mustek Employment Equity Committee. He is also a non-executive director of Calgro M3 Limited. Mdu is the co-founder and CEO of Resultant Finance Proprietary Limited, an asset rental company operating in the public and private sectors. He is also a trustee of the UJ Trust.
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, member of the Investment Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.
Rain obtained his first degree in Mining Engineering through the University of the Witwatersrand in 1989 to become the second black mining engineer in South Africa. He joined the Anglo American Corporation graduate training programme at Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Company and obtained his mine manager’s government certificate of competence. He also serves on JSE listed diversified miner, Exxaro’s Board together with its Safety, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Member of the Board.
Theunis is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience in the investment and financial services sectors. Theunis serves on the board of various listed entities.