Board of Directors

of Coronation Fund Managers Ltd

  • Shams Pather

    Independent Non-Executive Chairman

    BBusSc, BCom (Hons), MBA

    Shams was appointed to the board in 2005 and to the position of chairman in March 2009. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the asset management industry. From 1974 to 2003, he worked at Norwich Union, Colonial Mutual Life Assurance, Southern Life and Real Africa Asset Management. His directorships include Oceana Group Ltd, Lungisa Industrial (Pty) Ltd, Lungisa Technologies (Pty) Ltd, Lungisa Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Centre for Proteomics and Genomics Research and Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Shams is also a member of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Joint Investment Council.

  • Anton Pillay

    Chief Executive Officer

    BBusSc, CA(SA), CFA, AMP (Harvard)

    Anton was appointed chief executive officer of Coronation Fund Managers in February 2013 and has been a member of the board since June 2009. He joined Coronation in January 2006 from BoE (Pty) Ltd, where he held a number of key positions and directorships. Anton has extensive knowledge and experience of the investment and banking industry. He is a director of various Coronation subsidiaries, and also serves as chairperson of Namibia Asset Management and on the board of PPS Investments. Anton is a member of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA).

  • Lulama Boyce

    Independent non-executive director

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Lulama is a senior lecturer and subject head at the Department of Commercial Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. She is also a member of the board of Adcock Ingram Holdings. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002 and served her articles at Grant Thornton Johannesburg. She is a former account manager of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and was part of the transport and financial services business unit from 2008 to 2011. She is a former project finance consultant and served on the audit committee of Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) from 2007 to 2009. Lulama was appointed to the board in October 2014 and is an independent non-executive director of Coronation Management Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd and Coronation Life Assurance Company Ltd.

  • Judith February

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    BA (Law), LLB, LLM (UCT)

    Judith is a senior research associate at the Institute for Security Studies and affiliated to the UCT Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice. Prior to that, Judith headed up IDASA’s South African governance programme. She practised law in Cape Town until 2000 and holds an LLM in Commercial Law. Judith is a regular media analyst on South African politics and writes columns for Eyewitness News, Daily Maverick and Media24. She is also the chair of the Springfield Convent School board of governors and the co-editor of Testing Democracy: Which Way is South Africa Heading? (2010). Judith was appointed to the board in August 2008.

  • Jock McKenzie

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    BSc (ChemEng), MA (Lancaster)

    Jock is a member of the boards of Sappi and Capitec and is chair of Zululand Distilling Company (Pty) Ltd. He chairs the board of trustees of the UCT Foundation, the Carleton Lloyd Educational Trust and the Rondebosch Boys’ Schools Education Trust. Jock held several senior executive positions globally and in South Africa. In 1999, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the Caltex Corporation, and served as president for Asia, Middle East and Africa Products of the Chevron Texaco Corporation from October 2001 to January 2004. Jock was appointed to the board in May 2009.

  • Hugo Nelson

    Independent non-executive director

    MBChB, MBA (Oxon), CFA

    Hugo is founding partner of Fortitudine Vincimus Capital Advisors (Pty) Ltd. He is a former CEO of Coronation Fund Managers, prior to which he was a member of the investment team of the business for eight years. Hugo is a medical doctor who found his way into investment management via an MBA completed at Oxford University. He is a CFA charterholder. Hugo is a trustee of the DG Murray Trust and a patron of George Whitfield College. Hugo was appointed to the board in November 2016.

  • John Snalam

    Chief Financial Officer

    BCom (CTA), CA(SA)

    John has been the chief financial officer of Coronation Fund Managers since its inception in 1993. During that time, he has been responsible for all finance and legal functions related to the business, as well as responsibilities for operations, risk and compliance. He also held directorships on the boards of all South African operating subsidiaries of the group. Prior to joining Coronation, John spent eight years in the fields of finance, operations and compliance within financial services companies in London and South Africa. John was appointed to the board in November 2012.

  • Alexandra Watson

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Alexandra is a professor at the University of Cape Town, where she is the coordinator of teaching and learning in the college of accounting. She is a former chairman of the accounting practices committee, the technical accounting committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and was an independent director of Coronation Investments and Trading Ltd. Alexandra is a board member of the Global Reporting Initiative, an Amsterdambased organisation promoting understanding and communication of sustainability issues. She chairs the council of Herschel Girls School. Alexandra was appointed to the board in May 2008.