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Brian Roberts
Chief executive officer
BCom (Hons)

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APPOINTED
1 December 2022

Brian joined RMH Property in 2017. He has over 25 years of property experience. Previously, he was the CEO of Integer Properties and Regional Head of Property Finance at Nedbank. With the reorganisation at RMI and the exit of Herman Bosman, Brian was appointed as CEO of RMH. He is integral to the execution of the stated strategy of monetisation of RMH.

Herman Bosman
Chairman
BCom (Law) LLB LLM CFA

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APPOINTED
1 December 2022

Herman was with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) for 12 years and headed up its corporate finance practice between 2000 and 2006. He returned to the group in 2014 after serving as CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa from 2006 to 2013. He is the immediate past CEO of RMH, a position he relinquished effective 1 December 2022.

OTHER LISTED DIRECTORSHIP

OUTsurance Group Limited.

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Sonja De Bruyn
Independent non-executive director
LLB (Hons) LSE MA (McGill) SFA (UK)
Executive Leadership Programme (Harvard)

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APPOINTED
15 February 2008

Sonja is the principal partner of Identity Capital Partners, an investment firm which holds equity investments and manages Identity Fund Managers. Sonja’s areas of study included law, business and economics. She was previously executive director of WDB Investment Holdings from 2002 to 2007, where she led several large B-BBEE acquisitions including Bidvest, FirstRand, Discovery and Anglo-Coal Inyosi. She started her career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in 1997, working in their Johannesburg, London and Tokyo offices.

OTHER LISTED DIRECTORSHIP

Remgro Limited (Lead independent director).

Per Lagerström
Independent non-executive director
BSc (Accounting) MSc (Economics)
(London School of Economics)

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APPOINTED
30 June 2014

Per is the co-founder of Ireland‑based Yellowspot, a venture studio focused on AI‑driven BehaviorTech solutions. He was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he headed up the Financial Services Sector and the Organisation Practice.

Mamongae Mahlare
Independent non-executive director
BSc (Chemical Engineering)
MBA (Harvard)

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APPOINTED
31 March 2018

Mamongae is currently the CEO of Takealot Group Limited. Before this, she was managing director of Illovo Sugar South Africa. Her previous experience includes general management, commercial and operational experience from roles at SABMiller, Bain & Company, Unilever and Coca‑Cola Beverages Africa.

OTHER LISTED DIRECTORSHIP

OUTsurance Group Limited.

Murphy Morobe
Lead independent non-executive director
Diploma in Project Management
MCEF (Princeton)

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APPOINTED
1 August 2014

Murphy has a 49-year career spanning the worlds of student activism, trade unionism, politics, conservation and the public and corporate sectors. He served as CEO of then JSE-listed Kagiso Media Limited from 2006 to 2013 and National Director of the Programme to Improve Learner Outcomes (PILO) from 2013 to 2020. In addition, he also served on the Council on Higher Education (1999 – 2000) and as chairman of the South African National Parks Board (1999 – 2005), Ernst & Young (SA) (2001 – 2005) and Johannesburg Housing Company (2003–2006). Currently, he is a trustee on the boards of the DG Murray Trust and the Rothschild Foundation.

OTHER LISTED DIRECTORSHIP

OUTsurance Group Limited; and Remgro Limited.

Udo Lucht
Non-executive director
BCom (Hons) CA(SA) CFA

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APPOINTED
3 September 2019

Udo is the current chief investment officer at Royal Bafokeng Holdings Proprietary Limited. He is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered financial analyst. He spent 13 years at RMB, before joining Royal Bafokeng in 2016.

OTHER LISTED DIRECTORSHIP

OUTsurance Group Limited (alternate); and Yebo Yethu Limited.



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Ellen Marais
Financial director
BCom (Hons) CA(SA)

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APPOINTED
1 December 2022

Ellen has been with the wider RMH group since 2000. She was part of the audit team when FNB and RMB merged to form the FirstRand group. She joined FirstRand prior to the 2007 unbundling of Discovery out of FirstRand, the 2010 merger of Momentum and Metropolitan and its subsequent unbundling out of FirstRand. She joined RMH in 2011, after the unbundling of RMI out of RMH, in a capacity as company secretary and financial manager. In 2020, she was part of the team responsible for the unbundling of FirstRand out of RMH. With the reorganisation of RMI, she replaced Herman Bosman as financial director.



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Herman Bosman
CHAIRMAN
BCom (Law) LLB LLM CFA

Herman was with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) for 12 years and headed up its corporate finance practice between 2000 and 2006. He returned to the group in 2014 after serving as CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa from 2006 to 2013. He is the immediate past CEO of RMH, a position he relinquished effective 1 December 2022.

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Brian Roberts
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BCom (Hons)

Brian joined RMH Property in 2017. He has over 25 years of property experience. Previously, he was the CEO of Integer Properties and Regional Head of Property Finance at Nedbank. With the reorganisation at RMI and the exit of Herman Bosman, Brian was appointed as CEO of RMH. He is integral to the execution of the stated strategy of monetisation of RMH.

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