James Smith (64)

Chief Financial Officer

BSc, B.Accounting, CIEA

James was appointed an executive director in 2009. He joined Messina Limited in 1988 gaining 11 years broad financial experience in the automotive industry, culminating in being appointed Group Financial Director of Messina Heavy Vehicles. James has held board positions with various organisation and has also been exposed to over 13 years operational and management experience in the retail and property sectors. He also holds directorships in several unlisted companies.

Hayden Thompson Hartley (44)

Independent, non-executive director

Hayden holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Finance and Economics, with twelve years’ experience in the property, construction and development sectors. He has also been involved in numerous projects for a leading South African gold mining company in his capacity as construction and project manager, and is currently involved in additional projects from a developmental perspective

Gerrit Van Heerden (64)

Independent, Non-executive Director

Date of appointment: 1 July 2018

Gerrit holds a B.Sc.Eng. (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Pretoria and has over 40 years' of engineering experience. Gerrit has extensive exposure to township and development schemes with particular reference to municipal services designs, implementation thereof and project and contract management. Gerrit joined GVM Incorporated, a private engineering firm in 1993 as a director, where after he became the Managing Director and owner in 2005, a position which he holds to date.

Bruno Carleo (62)

Chief Executive Officer

Bruno has held numerous senior managerial positions in the transport and property industries gaining varied experience for over 28 years before bringing operational expertise to Putprop. He joined the Board in 1992 and holds directorships in several unlisted companies.

Daniele Torricelli (54)

Independent, non-executive director

Daniele holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) as well as an MBA from Wits Business School and is a member of the Exco team of one of the largest clay brick manufacturers in Africa. He brings extensive strategic and tactical skills to the Board as well as broad general business experience

Anna Carleo-Novello (57)

Executive Director

Date of appointment: 1 July 2018

Anna has executive managerial experience in both property, administration and development, as well as over 25 years’ experience in retail markets. She has held numerous board positions in both listed and non-listed companies.

Rene Styber (47)

Independent, Non-executive Director

Date of appointment: 1 July 2018

René is a sales professional with 28 years' of management experience across a variety of fields including, inter alia, product management, residential and commercial property sales and company management. René has successfully managed her own commercial property business since its inception in 2010 and most recently, is a director of Rosh Pinah Properties Proprietary Limited, where she manages a team of brokers as well as day-to-day operations.

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