Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

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BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

adrian@cannonassets.co.za

Adrian has been involved in the investment industry since 1994 and has extensive asset management experience across all major asset classes and jurisdictions. He founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998 as an independent investment house. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the company, Adrian consults widely both to government and the corporate world, and he has served as a Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003.

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Samantha Steyn

Chief Investment Officer

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management)

Samantha Steyn

Chief Investment Officer

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management)

samanthap@cannonassets.co.za

Samantha joined Cannon Asset Managers in August 2013 after previously serving at Atlantic Asset Management as a fixed income analyst, where her responsibilities included macro research, fixed income research and fund analysis. Samantha now performs the role of portfolio manager and is responsible for selected portfolios, with a focus on small and mid-cap securities. Samantha is also currently studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Tlotliso Phakisi

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons) (Property Studies)

Tlotliso Phakisi

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons) (Property Studies)

tlotlisop@cannonassets.co.za

Tlotliso launched his financial services career at investment management firm Sesfikile Capital, before moving to the Emira Property Fund in 2015 where he performed financial statement analysis, research into specific opportunities and operational reporting. He joined the Cannon Asset Managers team in June 2016 and is responsible for conducting both local and global market research and company analysis. Tlotliso is also currently studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Silindile Ngubo

Fund Accountant

BCom (Marketing and Management)

Silindile Ngubo

Fund Accountant

BCom (Marketing and Management)

silindilen@cannonassets.co.za

Silindile began her career in the banking industry, working for FNB Private Clients as a technical assistant to a wealth manager, where she provided marketing support and client information. She joined Cannon Asset Managers as a Client Accounting Officer in June 2010, responsible for institutional client accounting and reporting, and now serves as the Head of Funds and Administration.

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Yanga Nozibele

Investment Associate

BCom (Economics and Econometrics)

Yanga Nozibele

Investment Associate

BCom (Economics and Econometrics)

yangan@cannonassets.co.za

Yanga started her career as an intern at Alexander Forbes before moving to Standard Bank as a financial planner, where she offered financial advice across a range of product categories. She then joined Bidvest Bank’s transactional banking division, gaining extensive knowledge in banking and investments, before finally joining Cannon Asset Managers as an investment associate in October 2018. Yanga is responsible for portfolio construction, building investment collateral and portfolio trading.

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Roanleigh Thambiran

Head of Business Development

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), CA(SA), MBL

Roanleigh Thambiran

Head of Business Development

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), CA(SA), MBL

roanleight@cannonassets.co.za

Roanleigh launched her financial services career at Nedcor Investment Bank, before moving to Absa Bank Limited where she assumed various senior leadership roles across product houses, and retail and business banking. During her 15 years at Absa she became skilled in strategic formulation, business development, management of banking distribution channels and the creation of successful partnerships. Roanleigh joined Cannon Asset Managers in November 2018 and is responsible for the development and management of sales and distribution channels.

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Ben Volkwyn

Head of Private Clients

BCom (Hons) (Risk Management), BCom (Hons) (Economics)

Ben Volkwyn

Head of Private Clients

BCom (Hons) (Risk Management), BCom (Hons) (Economics)

benv@cannonassets.co.za

Ben is an investment specialist with specific expertise in the creation and use of digital solutions. Before joining Cannon Asset Managers in March 2019, he worked at various firms as a proprietary trader, investment analyst, quantitative strategist, and most recently as a portfolio manager at Arqaam Capital. Ben is responsible for integrating innovative technology into the analysis and delivery of investment products, and for managing client relationships. He is currently completing his Masters in Financial Engineering.

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Wessel Joubert

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management), CFA

Wessel Joubert

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons) (Investment Management), CFA

wesselj@cannonassets.co.za

Wessel began his career in finance as a Proprietary Equity Trader for a Chicago-based firm while still studying towards his Honours in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria. After completing his degree, he then moved on to work as an analyst and assistant portfolio manager at Rezco Asset Management, before beginning his own data consulting firm in 2018. Wessel joined Cannon Asset Managers in March 2019 as an investment associate, and is responsible for company analysis and portfolio construction.

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Jessica White

Brand and Communications Consultant

MA (English Literature)

Jessica White

Brand and Communications Consultant

MA (English Literature)

jessicaw@cannonassets.co.za

Jessica is a seasoned communications specialist, wordsmith, digital strategist and content marketer. After completing her Master's degree in English Literature she embarked on a career in brand and communications management, working for various financial planning and asset management groups before joining Cannon Asset Managers in June 2018.

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Directors

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

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BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

Adrian Saville

Chief Executive

BA (Hons) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude), PhD (Economics)

adrian@cannonassets.co.za

Adrian has been involved in the investment industry since 1994 and has extensive asset management experience across all major asset classes and jurisdictions. He founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998 as an independent investment house. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the company, Adrian consults widely both to government and the corporate world, and he has served as a Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003.

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Japie van Niekerk

Non-executive Director

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MBA (Finance and Marketing)

Japie van Niekerk

Non-executive Director

MBA (Finance and Marketing)

Japie has over twenty years of business experience spanning the logistics, consumer goods, property and financial services industries, and has served as the CEO of Bidvest Financial Services and Managing Director of Bidvest Bank since October 2013. Prior to this he held numerous other business leadership positions including CEO of Old Mutual Bank, Managing Director of Endless Rewards South Africa, and Director of Pam Golding Properties.

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Thinus Liebenberg

Non-executive Director

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BCompt (Hons) (Accounting), CA (SA)

Thinus Liebenberg

Non-executive Director

BCompt (Hons) (Accounting), CA (SA)

Thinus is a chartered accountant with more than twenty five years' experience in the banking industry. Before joining the Bidvest Group he served in various leadership positions within the Absa group, including acting as Chief Financial Officer of Absa's Corporate and Business Bank, and the Business Markets' Retail and Business Banking segment. Thinus has been the Financial Director of Bidvest Financial Services and Bidvest Bank since December 2012.

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Kumeran Govender

Non-executive Director

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Kumeran Govender

Non-executive Director

kumerang@cannonassets.co.za

Kumeran has worked in the financial markets industry for more than 20 years. He began his career at Standard Bank, gaining extensive experience in Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income markets before joining Deutsche Bank as the Director of Bond Trading. Prior to joining Cannon Asset Managers in July 2018, Kumeran served as the Head of Global Trading for Bidvest Bank.

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