The Funds are managed by a Board of Trustees, who appoints a Principal Executive Officer. Together with the support staff, the Principal Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that the Funds run smoothly on a daily basis.

The Trustees are responsible for all the decisions made on the Funds. Their obligations include ensuring that members' and beneficiaries' interests are prioritised at all times.

All board members are suitably qualified individuals. They also have access to retirement industry experts and specialists whenever additional guidance is required. The Trustees meet regularly to discuss investments, benefits and administrative matters.

The Board comprises eight Trustees:

The Board Members (Trustees) of the Funds are:

 

David Morris

 

David Morris - Independent Trustee

 

David was appointed in July 2018.

David's experience comprises of:

  • 18 years’ experience in structured investment products
  • 4 years’ experience in retirement fund trustee education
  • Independent trustee and chairperson of a beneficiary fund

Qualification:

  • CA (SA)
Martin Kuscus

 

Krishen Sukdev - Independent Trustee

 

Krishen was appointed in October 2021. He is currently an Independent Trustee of numerous funds and the Principal Officer of the Impala Platinum Beneficiary Fund

Krishen's Experience Comprises of:

  • Over 29 years of experience in the Retirement Fund Industry
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Government Pensions Admin Agency (GPAA)
  • Retirement Fund Valuator and Liquidator of several funds in Africa
  • Executive Director of Independent Actuaries and Consultants
  • Director of the Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA)

Qualifications:

  • Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town
  • Actuary through the Faculty of Actuaries in Edinburgh
  • Certified Financial Planner and MBA through the Heriot Watt University
Martin Kuscus

 

Nosisa Mokoka - Independent Trustee

 

Nosisa was appointed in September 2021.

Nosisa's Experience Comprises of:

  • Currently holds Trusteeship and Non-Executive Director positions in the Pension Fund Industry and in a non-profit organisation, as well as in the Tertiary Education Sector for the last 8 years.
  • An engaged member of the Institute of Directors in SA (IODSA), and having received full Directorship training, she remains up to date with developments and knowledge in the often-challenging governance environment in South Africa today.
  • Nosisa is a former public service senior executive, manager and supervisor in various sectors in a career spanning over 40 years in health, community health, human resources, corporate administration, finance and economic development as well as in community development.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate Programme in Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Management (Public and Development Management)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Certificate in Nursing Education
  • B.A. (Cur) (Majors: Community Health Nursing Science and Nursing Administration)
  • Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in General Nursing
Leon Bhima

 

Leon Bhima - Sponsor Trustee

 

Leon was appointed 01 July 2020.

Leon's experience comprises:

  • Head Operational Risk: Client and Adviser Experience (CAE) & Liberty Corporate
  • Head of Risk, BCM, AML and Compliance (Liberty Corporate)
  • 15 years' in the Financial Services Industry
  • 15 years' in Risk Management
  • 5 years' experience as board member of NGO
  • Leon has worked in various risk, control, compliance and governance roles across financial services, reporting and general management.
Nalen Naidoo

 

Nalen Naidoo - Sponsor Trustee

 

Nalen was appointed in February 2019.

Nalen's experience comprises of:

  • Divisional Executive in the Retail Solutions area
  • Nalen has worked in various Life Insurance and General Insurance roles across financial management and reporting, capital and reinsurance management, enterprise risk management, actuarial job family development, product management and general management in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries and Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa – admitted in 2007 (exams completed by December 2006)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science - University of Cape Town (2005 - 2006)
  • Bachelor of Business Science (Actuarial Science) with Distinction in Statistics - University of Cape Town (2001 - 2004)
Michael Clifford

 

Michael Clifford - Sponsor Trustee

 

Michael was appointed in March 2016.

Michael's experience comprises:

  • 26 years' experience in employee benefits
  • Deep understanding of the business having filled management roles in administration, training, marketing, customer relationship management and customer experience
  • He sits on a number of retirement funds
  • He has more than 9 year experience as a Trustee

Qualifications:

  • Dip ETDP (UJ)
Farhaad Godfrey

 

Farhaad Godfrey - Sponsor Trustee

 

Farhaad is a seasoned and highly skilled retirement funds specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the retirement fund and long-term insurance industry.He has extensive experience in different disciplines within the industry including managing fund administration and governance of umbrella, stand-alone and privately administered funds, complaints management, learning and development, sales, servicing and consulting, financial crime compliance and human resource employee benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Professional Qualification in Corporate Governance and Administration (Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa)
  • Certificate in Basic Adjudication and Trial Advocacy Skills (UCT)
  • Member of Pension Lawyers Association
  • FAIS RE 5 Level 1 Exams
  • Qualified SAQA/INSETA Assessor and Qualified Moderator
Roger Spence

 

Roger Spence - Principal Executive Officer

 

Roger has over 30 years' experience spanning across employee benefits, remuneration practices and the retirement fund industry.

Qualifications:

  • Professional Principal Executive Officer
  • BTHRM
  • IISA Programme in Retirement Fund Management
  • Global Remuneration Professional (GRP ®)
  • Certificate in Pension Funds Law
  • Certified Pension Specialist (CPS™)