Ashvin obtained a B. Proc from the University of Witwatersrand in 1981, and thereafter a Diploma in Financial Management. He completed articles at Soller, Winer and Partners, and was admitted as an Attorney in 1982. His primary responsibilities and experience were in the banking sector. In 1985 he entered the family business which ran property and retail businesses which gave him direct exposure to the stockbroking community in South Africa. He then joined Ed, Hern Rudolph Inc. as a stockbroker on completion of his stockbroking exams and was the first qualified black practicing stockbroker during the apartheid era of South Africa. He was invited to join the board of directors, and remained a director after the firm was sold to BOE Natwest in 1995. During the period up to his departure in December 1999, he built up one of the largest independent private client stockbroking businesses in South Africa. In June 2000, he started the stockbroking firm of Afrifocus Securities.
Gaurang studied at the University of Texas and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance. Gaurang’s background is in finance and he is an executive director of Overseas Development Enterprises (Pty) Ltd. This company has significant interests in owning and operating large wholesale and retail trading outlets in the food, hardware and flooring sector in Southern Africa. In addition to this, a main focus of the company is property development both in Southern Africa and Australia. Gaurang has built up tremendous practical experience in all of the businesses that the company has interests in. He has been associated with the founder members of the Company since it commenced its current operations.
Piet is a former chartered accountant who spent most of his early career in the accounting and auditing profession. He joined the Caxton group in 1992 and is currently the Managing Director of the Newspaper Group.
Paul qualified at Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit in 1981 with a BCom and LLB degree and was admitted as an attorney and notary in February 1986. He became a partner of Webber Wentzel in 1988 and left his position as senior commercial legal partner in 1999 to join the Johnnic group full time. In this capacity he served as a director of numerous listed companies and was CEO of Johnnic Entertainment. He is currently self-employed and provides business and legal advisory services to a select group of clients. He is the non-executive Chairman of Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited and the executive Chairman of Moneyweb Holdings Limited.
After Marc obtained his degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 he attended the AAA school of Advertising and then started working as a Ski Resort Manager in Austria and Italy. In 2006, he joined Caxton as a key account manager and has since progressed through the ranks and currently occupies the position of Joint CEO of Spark Media, a Division of Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers.
Roger is a chartered accountant, with B.Com (Hons)(Accounting) degree from Rand Afrikaans University. After completing his articles he moved into corporate finance where he gained broad experience in the full scope of corporate actions and also attended board and audit committee meetings of Main Board and AltX listed clients in order to advise them on statutory and regulatory requirements. Roger owns and is currently involved in an import and distribution business in the medical industry. He also holds the following independent non-executive board positions:
Merchantec Proprietary Limited – Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Board; and
FedGroup – Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Board.
Dennis received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from the University of Southampton, England. He has since worked in various industries including Mining (Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines), Auditing (KPMG Lusaka, Zambia), Petrochemicals (Sasol), Electricity Utility (Eskom), Management Consultancy (Gemini Consulting), Banking - Cards, Electronic Banking and Home Loans (Standard Bank and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated), Telecommunications (MTN South Africa) and MasterCard Lab for Financial Inclusion (Nairobi, Kenya). He has worked for several leading Pan African companies including Standard Bank, MTN and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Dennis is the Managing Executive of Mint Africa responsible for the expansion of Mint Management Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a Gold Microsoft Implementation Partner, into the rest of Africa.
Trevor obtained his degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand and University of South Africa respectively. He is an accredited Mediator of the London School of Mediation. Trevor completed the three-year Owner President Management Program at Harvard. Trevor has an extensive entrepreneurial track record in the media, technology and construction industries where he has founded, operated and acquired numerous businesses.