Board of directors

Hyprop's management team is a qualified and accomplished unit that applies a hands-on strategic and operational approach to the growing portfolio. Management is committed to corporate governance excellence to ensure sustainable performance.

Executive directors

Pieter Prinsloo (52)
Chief executive officer
Prescribed officer
BSc (QS)

Pieter was CEO of Hyprop from 2002 to 2009, and reappointed in May 2011. A quantity surveyor, he has been involved in every aspect of property development, management and finance for over 21 years, including senior positions at Sanlam Properties, Standard Bank Properties and Absa Commercial Property Finance.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Investment (chair), social and ethics
  Laurence Cohen (44)
Financial director
Prescribed officer
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)

Laurence joined the group in 2003 as financial director of Hyprop Management Company, after three years in Grant Thornton’s corporate finance division. He has been extensively involved in various aspects of the group during his tenure. Laurence formerly chaired the accounting and JSE committee of the SA REIT Association, and was instrumental in developing best practice recommendations for the SA REIT sector.
Appointed: 2006
Committees: Investment, social and ethics

Non-executive directors

Louis Norval (61) ,
BSc (QS) (Cum Laude)
Louis co-founded Attfund Limited and was executive chairman and chief executive of Attfund Retail Limited when it was acquired by Hyprop. He is executive chairman of Homestead Group Holdings Limited as well as managing director of the Parkdev Group of Companies. Louis is a non-executive director of Capital and Regional Plc (a UK focused specialist retail property REIT listed on the London Stock Exchange) and Hystead Limited. He also serves as non-executive chairman of the Trigen Group.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Investment
  Kevin Ellerine (49)
National diploma in company administration
Kevin joined the family business, Ellerine Holdings, in 1991 as merchandise manager. In 1993, he became property manager of Ellerine Bros Proprietary Limited, and was appointed managing director of the property division in 2000. He sits on the boards of all property and private equity companies in which Ellerine Bros is invested.
Appointed: 2009
Committees: Investment

Independent non-executive directors

Gavin Tipper (52)
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA), MBA
Gavin has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years, and was an executive director of Coronation Investments and Trading Limited and a technical partner at KPMG South Africa. He is a director of a number of listed companies.
Appointed: Chairman 2013
Committees: Audit and risk, remuneration and nomination, investment
  Lindie Engelbrecht (42)
BCom, CA(SA)

Lindie is executive director (members and global alliances) at SAICA. Her previous roles include director at Ernst & Young in climate change and sustainability services, CEO of the Institute of Directors and director at KPMG focusing on governance and assurance. She has also served on various NPO boards and audit committees.
Appointed: 2011
Committees: Audit and risk (chair), remuneration and nomination

Mike Lewin (62) ,
BCom, BAgric management
Mike has over 26 years’ experience in the property industry and headed the group retail division of Redefine Properties Limited until December 2013. He was with Edgars Consolidated Stores Limited for 18 years, as its property development executive.
Appointed: 2010
Committees: Social and ethics (chair)
  Stewart Shaw-Taylor (65),
Stewart has over 32 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate. Prior to retiring from Standard Bank, he was head of real estate investments: corporate and investment banking, responsible for its equity-related real estate activities. He currently serves on a number of listed and unlisted boards.
Appointed: 2000
Committees: Audit and risk, remuneration and nomination, investment

Thabo Mokgatlha (42)
Thabo began his career as a senior lecturer in accounting and taxation at the University of the North West. He worked as finance manager of the North West Parks Board, centre manager in the Rustenburg office of the auditor-general and finance manager of Royal Bafokeng Administration. He serves on the boards of a number of listed companies.
Appointed: 2013
Committees: Audit and risk
  Nonyameko Mandindi (51)
BSc (QS), Executive Masters
Nonyameko is a professional quantity surveyor with experience in all aspects of the infrastructure, property investment and development value chain. She is currently a non-executive director of Hudaco Industries Limited, SVA International Proprietary Limited and ITISA. She is executive director of property development and investment venture, Kusile Africa Ventures Proprietary Limited, and Petals Global Proprietary Limited.
Appointed: 2017