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Leadership

Lawrie Brozin

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Lawrie is the Non-Executive Chairman of Sandown Capital. He began his career managing his family’s business interests which included Nando’s and other diverse investment companies. In 1996, Lawrie became involved with Brimstone Investment Corporation, from the group’s early beginnings to its listing on the JSE in 1998, serving as Financial Director of the group from 2007, until his retirement in 2016. He has served on the boards of Brimstone’s various investment interests, including; Life Healthcare, Sea Harvest and The Scientific Group. Lawrie has subsequently retired from Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited and now serves on the boards of Paycorp Group Proprietary Limited and Nando’s Group Holdings.

Sean Melnick

Chief Executive Officer

Sean is the Chief Executive Officer of Sandown Capital and is a Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Peregrine Holdings Limited. He is also Chairman of Stenham Limited, Peregrine’s international subsidiary.

Sean began his career at Liberty Asset Management in 1992, where he headed the Group’s derivatives desk and was a Senior Portfolio Manager before joining the derivative trading and structuring desk at Investec Bank Limited in 1995. Sean left Investec Bank in 1996 to co-found Peregrine, took on the role of Group Chief Executive Officer in 1997 and led the Group to its successful listing on the JSE in June 1998. Sean has spent a cumulative 11 years in the position of Peregrine Group Chief Executive Officer, and a further eight years as either deputy Chairman or Chairman. Sean has been primarily responsible for and integrally involved in the Peregrine Group’s expansion strategy from inception.

Sean Jelley

Chief Financial Officer

Sean is the Chief Financial Officer of Sandown Capital. Sean has over 20 years of board-level experience in the financial services industry, including as an industry-rated equity analyst, co-founder and CEO of an institutional stock-broker, co-managing partner of a successful private equity fund, and previously CEO of Stenham Limited, a global alternative asset manager with more than $5 billion of assets under management, including global hedge funds and UK and European real estate investments.

Duncan Randall

Independent Non-Executive Director

Duncan is Managing Director of Tana Africa Capital, a private equity investment company owned by the Oppenheimer Family and Temasek. Previously he was Managing Director of Africa Holdings, an Oppenheimer Family owned private equity fund. He joined Africa Holdings from First Rand Bank Limited where he was CEO of FNB Enterprise Solutions, a specialised SME financing division. He formed and managed two SME-focussed investment funds, the Enablis Khula Loan Fund and the Progress Fund. Duncan was previously a McKinsey & Company Consultant in the firm’s Johannesburg office. He joined McKinsey after completing a doctorate in Politics at the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Andrew Hannington

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew was previously CEO of Grant Thornton in Johannesburg, and prior to that CEO and National Chairman of PKF. He was a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Senior Partners Committee and during his career acted as the reporting accountant on a number of JSE listings. Andrew is currently an independent corporate consultant and in addition, advises a number of non-profit organisations in the environment, religious and education sectors.

CJ (Cindy) Hess

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Hess served as CFO at Media24 Holdings Proprietary Limited, Pioneer Food Group Holdings Limited and Sea Harvest Holdings Proprietary Limited (now Sea Harvest Group Limited). She started her career at KPMG in 1999 and has since also held executive positions at Woolworths and within the Transnet Group and has served on several boards and committees. Miss Hess joined the Sandown board of directors on 29 November 2017.

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