Governance
Statement

Our vision as Alternative Prosperity Holdings is to see societies and the environment prosper. In pursuing this commitment, Alternative Prosperity Holdings subscribes to the highest standards of corporate governance as per the King IV Report on Corporate GovernanceTM. We expect the highest standards of ethical and effective leadership from ourselves, our investees, our business partners and our stakeholders.

The Alternative Prosperity Holdings Board of directors consists of four executive directors and three non-executive directors. We report on business performance using a balanced scorecard approach with transformation as one of our key measurement metrics alongside financial and societal impact metrics.

Trevor Chandler

Chairman and Director

BCompt(Hons)

Role Description

Chairman and Director responsible for research

Career progression

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment expert with more than 20+ years’ experience in assurance, finance, risk management, and corporate governance-related professions.

Ainsley Moos

Non-executive Director

BA, BPhil (Honours degree in journalism), MBA, Executive Leadership programmes at Wits, Gibs and Harvard

Role Description

Independent Director

Career progression

Journalist / Editor / Publisher / Editor-in-Chief / Board member/ University Council member / Vice Chairperson / Chairperson / Corporate & Stakeholder Relations executive

Christiaan van der Merwe

Director: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions

CA(SA) CFA

Role Description

Responsible for Strategy and Investments for the Alternative Prosperity Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the transformation field complemented by his studies recognised through professional registration as a Chartered Financial Analyst and CA(SA). An auditor by profession, Christiaan specialised in company valuations at PwC. He was involved as one of the founding directors and technical head of ABVA, engaging with the DTIC on interpretative matters pertaining to B-BBEE. As one of the founders of the Alternative Prosperity Group, Christiaan has fulfilled the role of CEO since its formation.

Career progression

Auditor / Valuation specialist / Management consultant / B-BBEE verification manager / B-BBEE specialist / Transformation srategist / CEO

Dawie Malan

Director: Finance

ACMA, CGMA

Role Description

Responsible for the overarching management of the Alternative Prosperity Group’s finances. Ownership Analyst and Researcher. Business experience of 18+ years in financial and business management.

Career progression

Management accountant / Tax practioner / Financial Director

Elias Masilela

Non-executive Director

MSc Economics

Role Description

Non-executive Director

Career progression

Economist and Policy analyst

Rudolph Fourie

Director: ESG matters and Business Development

CA(SA), Master’s degree in Development Finance

Role Description

Crafting ESG, transformation, and development finance strategies / Delivery of multi-stakeholder projects and management of development funds / Business strategy and people development

Career progression

ESG and Transformation strategist / Development Finance lecturer

Wanjiru Kirima

Non-executive Director

BEcon

Role Description

Non-executive Director

Career progression

Independent trustee / Specialist in Sustainability (ESG) / Impact investment / Principal Officer / African Pension Fund specialist