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Unathi Conjwa (Non-Executive Chairman)
Unathi holds a B.Com in Social Science and a Diploma in Human Resources. She has an outstanding record of successful marketing and service delivery, particularly in the public and private sectors. She offers that rare combination: a no-nonsense analytical approach with what has been described as uncanny intuition. Unathi‘s unerring sense of direction means she not only has a knack for getting straight to the source of problems but she also cuts directly to the chase, finding the most effective way to get things done for her clients.
Her areas of expertise are Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Project Management, Stakeholder Alignment and Change Management. She also has a thorough background of the Public Sector environment with a proven track record of successful service delivery implementation. In the private sector she has worked extensively in the mining sector across all commodities.    
Thandi Hillie (Chief Executive Officer)
Thandi holds an Honours Degree in Applied Mathematics and has over 15 years experience in financial markets, specifically in money and capital markets. She was the Managing Director of Zambezi Capital, a financial risk advisory firm. Prior to this she was a Deputy Treasury Manager at Transnet where she was responsible for the sourcing of funds from the both domestic and international markets for the capital and the operating expenditure budget for Transnet Limited. She has also worked in the Treasury Division of Wipcapital where she was instrumental in the origination and implementation of the immunisation strategy of the Transnet Pension Fund.
Preceeding this she worked for Real Africa Durolink, Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank (SCMB) and ABSA Bank where she specialised in interest rate products ranging from the underlying interest rate instruments to the derivative products. During her time in SCMB she was involved in the hedging programme of South African Airways’ aircraft finance and was also part of the team that set up the credit derivative portfolio, which was amongst the first such portfolio in South Africa.  She has developed vast experience in the trading, structuring and marketing of interest rate products across the board.    
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Asanda Tshishonga (Chief Financial Officer)
Asanda has an Honours Degree in Economics with more than 10 years finance and economic analysis experience, accompanied with an outstanding record of successful service delivery. She is a results-driven executive with areas of expertise that extend to financial risk management, economic analysis, and strategic transaction advisory with special emphasis in Revenue and Expenditure Management; Budgeting and Planning; Supply Chain Management; Asset and Liability Management and Fund Raising.
She was previously an Operations Director at Zambezi Capital, a financial risk advisory firm. Before this she held a position of Accountant at Vodacom SA where, amongst other things, she was involved in the preparation and monitoring of the Capex budget and management of the company’s Fixed Assets which were in excess of R6 bln at the time. She was also involved in the financial reporting for the company, which included credit control and compliance. She has also worked at several financial institutions including DeLoitte & Touché, KPMG and Nedcor Bank Limited. She values the principles of governance and believes that they are a cornerstone of organisational success.  
Anele Khunou (Corporate Services Director)
Anele holds a B.Com (Information Systems) degree with almost 15 years experience in Business Process Management. She is the former Director of SUPREME advisory services, an advisory firm focusing in BPM and Engineering, Solutions Design, and Process & ICT Solutions Implementations.
She has serviced a number of clients across different industries, with her primary competencies being centred around her critical eye on various businesses’ Operating Models; and the Business Processes that implement the defined models. Designing Business Solutions for efficient business operations, implementing the solutions, and tracking their effectiveness in achieving business goals forms a major part of the work she has done in her career thus far. She served on the Anglo American Platinum – Process Division Asset Optimisation Committee, ensuring that all company resources are fully utilized; and are leveraged as much as possible to extract maximum value from current assets before considering further investments.
She has also worked on large Corporate Banking Solutions implementations for 2 of the Big 4 Banks in South Africa, Standard Bank & Nedbank.

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