Leadership

Angus Band
Angus Band

Chairman

Angus Band
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Angus Band

Chairman

Committees: Nominations (Chair), Remunerations, Social and Ethics

BA, BAcc, CA(SA)

Angus has 37 years’ experience in both commercial directorship and professional corporate governance. Throughout his career, Angus had succeeded at some of the biggest names in South African Corporate Businesses.

From 1980 to 1995, Angus became the Commercial Director at PG Bison Ltd. Thereafter he spent two years as Telkom Ltd.’s Chief Financial Officer. He then went on to become the Group CEO of Anglovaal Industries Ltd. The last decade, since 2005, has seen Angus as both Aveng Limited’s Chairman of the Board and Liberty Holdings Limited’s non-Executive Director.

Angus was appointed as the non-Executive, Independent Chairman of Liberty Two Degrees on 26 July 2017.

Wolf Cesman
Wolf Cesman

Independent non-Executive Director

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Wolf Cesman

Independent non-Executive Director

Committees: Remuneration (Chair), Nominations, Audit and Risk, Social and Ethics

BCOM, CA(SA), HDip Tax

Wolf has 48 years’ experience in South African property investment, development and asset and property management. He spent 24 years with Liberty Properties Proprietary Limited, the last 17 of which as CEO, from which he retired in 2000. From 2000 to 2010, Wolf was involved in the formation and/or growth, and served as a Director of the following listed South African Property Funds: Madison Property Fund Managers Limited, ApexHi Properties Limited, Hyprop Investments Limited and Redefine Properties Limited.

Wolf was appointed as a Director of the Manager on 17 June 2016.

Lynette Ntuli
Lynette Ntuli

Independent non-Executive Director

Lynette Ntuli
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Lynette Ntuli

Independent non-Executive Director

Committees: Social and Ethics (Chair), Remuneration and Nomination

BCom in Financial Accounting (Wits & Unisa), CSCM (Tuks), ACSCL (Tuks), Business Leadership Fellowship Programme (Northwestern University, Chicago)

Lynette is the CEO of Innate Investment Solutions. She previously held senior leadership positions within the commercial, development and investor spheres of the property, trade, and investment sector. Sitting on various executive committees and working groups, Lynette has a valuable 13 years’ experience in related organisations. Passionate about youth development and leadership, Lynette is a Founding Director and Chairman of IgniteSA.com.

She is actively involved at an executive and member level within various organisations including the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners, Women’s Property Network, South African Property Owners Association, the South African Council of Shopping Centres, International Women’s Forum and the Institute of Directors SA. Lynette also sits on the boards of First National Bank Advisory, Africa Ignite and Maris Stella School.

Lynette was appointed as an Independent non-Executive Director of Liberty Two Degrees on 26 July 2017.

Peter Nelson

Independent Non-Executive Director
Committees: Audit & Risk, Remunerations and Nominations, Related Party

Peter Nelson
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Peter Nelson

Independent Non-Executive Director
Committees: Audit & Risk, Remunerations and Nominations, Related Party

CA(SA), University of South Africa – Bachelor of Accounting Honours, Rhodes University – Bachelor of Commerce

Mr Peter Nelson has been appointed as an Independent non-Executive Director to the Board of Directors of L2D as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and the newly established Related Party Committee, effective 26 May 2020.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant with extensive business experience locally and internationally. He has worked across several sectors in listed and private entities in South Africa and abroad and brings strong expertise to the Board

David Munro

Non-Executive Director

David Munro
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David Munro

Non-Executive Director

BCom, PGDip Accounting (UCT), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

David Munro joined the Standard Bank group in 1996. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive, CIB South Africa and in 2006 was appointed to Chief Executive, CIB South Africa. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive CIB which position he held until 30 May 2017 when he was appointed Chief Executive Liberty Holdings Limited.

Amelia Beattie
Amelia Beattie

Chief Executive, Liberty Two Degrees

Amelia Beattie
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Amelia Beattie

Chief Executive, Liberty Two Degrees

Committees: Social Ethics and Transformation

BCom, Certificate in Shopping Centre Management. Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Amelia is the Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) since listing the company as a Trust REIT in December 2016. In 2018, Amelia led the reconstitution of L2D to a Corporate REIT as well as the alignment of the company to investor preferences, effectively positioning the business for sustainable growth.

Today, L2D is co-owner in South Africa’s most iconic shopping centres, namely Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Melrose Arch and Liberty Midlands Mall among others across the country focused on creating experiential spaces to benefit generations.

Amelia’s experience spans 21 years in the property sector, initially established at Old Mutual Property in various postions before exiting her role as the Chief Operations Officer and then joining STANLIB in 2012 to establish the STANLIB Direct Property Investment business, before taking on the role at L2D.

Passionate about serving the property industry, Amelia was the President of the South African Association (SAPOA) from 2014 to 2015. She is also past Chair of Women’s Property Network (WPN) and served as a trustee for the education trusts of WPN and SAPOA until 2018. Recently, she has been appointed to the SA REIT Executive committee and serves as the chair of the Research committee.

Jose Snyders
José Snyders

Financial Director

José Snyders
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José Snyders

Financial Director

CA(SA), BCom Hons (Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management) (UCT), BCom Hons (Financial Accounting) (UKZN)

José is a Chartered Accountant and a proficient dealmaker. He was appointed as the Financial Director of Liberty Two Degrees in March 2017. In this role, José is responsible for financial risk management, investment analysis and the capital structure of the REIT in addition to financial planning and record keeping. Before joining Liberty Two Degrees, José was a dealmaker in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division of Rand Merchant Bank where he was responsible for originating and implementing various transactions in the property sector.

José completed articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he serviced clients in the financial services industry with a specific focus on structured finance. Outside of the office, José is an endurance sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family.

José was appointed as a Director of the Manager on 23 March 2017 following the approval by the Financial Services Board (FSB). 

Amelia Beattie
Amelia Beattie

Chief Executive, Liberty Two Degrees

Amelia Beattie
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Amelia Beattie

Chief Executive, Liberty Two Degrees

Committees: Social Ethics and Transformation

BCom, Certificate in Shopping Centre Management. Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Amelia is the Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) since listing the company as a Trust REIT in December 2016. In 2018, Amelia led the reconstitution of L2D to a Corporate REIT as well as the alignment of the company to investor preferences, effectively positioning the business for sustainable growth.

Today, L2D is co-owner in South Africa’s most iconic shopping centres, namely Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Melrose Arch and Liberty Midlands Mall among others across the country focused on creating experiential spaces to benefit generations.

Amelia’s experience spans 21 years in the property sector, initially established at Old Mutual Property in various postions before exiting her role as the Chief Operations Officer and then joining STANLIB in 2012 to establish the STANLIB Direct Property Investment business, before taking on the role at L2D.

Passionate about serving the property industry, Amelia was the President of the South African Association (SAPOA) from 2014 to 2015. She is also past Chair of Women’s Property Network (WPN) and served as a trustee for the education trusts of WPN and SAPOA until 2018. Recently, she has been appointed to the SA REIT Executive committee and serves as the chair of the Research committee.

Jose Snyders
José Snyders

Financial Director

José Snyders
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José Snyders

Financial Director

CA(SA), BCom Hons (Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management) (UCT), BCom Hons (Financial Accounting) (UKZN)

José is a Chartered Accountant and a proficient dealmaker. He was appointed as the Financial Director of Liberty Two Degrees in March 2017. In this role, José is responsible for financial risk management, investment analysis and the capital structure of the REIT in addition to financial planning and record keeping. Before joining Liberty Two Degrees, José was a dealmaker in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division of Rand Merchant Bank where he was responsible for originating and implementing various transactions in the property sector.

José completed articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he serviced clients in the financial services industry with a specific focus on structured finance. Outside of the office, José is an endurance sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family.

José was appointed as a Director of the Manager on 23 March 2017 following the approval by the Financial Services Board (FSB). 

Jonathan Sinden
Jonathan Sinden

Chief Operations Officer

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Jonathan Sinden

Chief Operations Officer

BSC QS (UKZN), MRICS PDP (UCT)

Jonathan’s experience spans 22 years in the property industry, with an excellent track record as Development Manager at Liberty Properties, Group Five and Absa prior to joining STANLIB as an Asset Manager in 2013. In 2016, Jonathan was appointed Asset Management Executive at Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) to manage Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, which today are arguably South Africa’s most prestigious and iconic assets.

In 2017, Jonathan was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) at L2D and was instrumental in the reconstitution and listing of the company as a corporate REIT in 2018. In his role as COO, Jonathan has been largely contributary in enhancing the quality of the L2D portfolio of assets which are positioned for growth while maintaining their robust nature.

In addition to his role as COO of L2D, Jonathan is also a member of RICS. Jonathan has a BSc in Quantity Surveying from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Steph Goodwin
Steph Goodwin

Human Capital Executive

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Steph Goodwin

Human Capital Executive

BSoc Sc (UCT)

Steph has a track record spanning over 30 years in Human Resource Management with expertise in talent acquisition, change management, leadership development, performance evaluation, talent management and retention. She is a qualified coach and is skilled in strategically partnering with the organisation and providing the necessary tools, training, coaching, and oversight that the organisation needs for successful operation in building the employee value proposition.  

Steph joined Liberty Two Degrees in January 2017 as the Human Resources Business Partner. Her role at L2D entails strategically encouraging participation and engagement, providing insight and direction, leadership development, talent management and honest support to ensure optimal business performance. Steph has also worked with some of the biggest names in retail such as Makro and Massmart.

She enjoys spending time with her family and is happiest in the bush and wide open spaces.

Sumenthree Moodley
Sumenthree Moodley

Head of Analysis

Sumenthree Moodley
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Sumenthree Moodley

Head of Analysis

BBUSSC HONS (FINANCE) (UCT), CFA

Coming from a strong financial background at both ABSA Asset Management and the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited, Sumenthree joined Liberty Two Degrees in 2017 as a Property Investment Analyst. She is skilled in financial modelling and the analysis of investment opportunities.

While at ABSA, Sumenthree was part of the team that was awarded the Raging Bull for Best South African Real Estate Fund for 2016.

During her eight year career, Sumenthree has performed fundamental research and analysis of companies in the listed property, retail and food producer sectors of the JSE. Her responsibilities at L2D include monitoring the operational performance of the portfolio, analysing trading patterns and financial returns against budgets and benchmarks and reporting hereon within the L2D reporting framework.

Heloise Mgcina

Marketing and Communications Executive

Heloise Mgcina
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Heloise Mgcina

Marketing and Communications Executive

BCom (UNISA)

Heloise has a track record of over 20 years in Marketing and Communications with expertise in brand management, digital marketing, sponsorship management and strategic communication.

She has worked across several industries including Telecommunications, Professional Services and Banking and on multiple brands such as Vodacom , Procter & Gamble and WesBank.

Heloise joined Liberty Two Degrees in January 2020. Her role entails strategically positioning the L2D brand in the market, while providing insights and direction across the portfolio. She is a passionate Marketer who immerses herself into the brands she is responsible for.

She enjoys travelling and is happiest when spending quality time with her family and friends.

Patrick Masithela

Chief Information Officer

Patrick Masithela
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Patrick Masithela

Chief Information Officer

MBA Finance and Strategy (Hult Boston USA), Post Grad Dip Accounting (University of Natal), BCom (UCT), B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science (Rhodes University), Certificate in Fintech: Future Commerce (MIT)
Memberships: Institute of Directors South Africa (Since 2004)

Pat Masithela joined Liberty Two Degrees as Chief Information Officer effective 01 August 2020.

He is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for Information, Information Technology and Digital Transformation initiatives – these will primarily focus on how L2D continues to transform the retail environments to remain at the forefront of the changing retail environment. Patrick also participates in the development of the overall strategic direction of L2D, as part of the Management Committee.

Prior to joining L2D, Pat’s most recent position was that of Chief Specialist: Technology Value Office at Liberty. He is an expert in his field with over 20 years’ experience, a significant part of which was earned in the professional services environment.

He has had an impressive and diverse career path with roles across multiple disciplines including IT, Management Consulting, Strategy Development and Execution, General Management, Financial Audits and Risk Advisory.

Pat has a well-developed understanding of technology trends a meaningful deployment of technology to enable business strategy.

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