Chief Executive Officer
Mark joined Grindrod Bank in 2003 as Head of the Private Client division. He has been responsible for successfully building the Private Client business and subsequently consolidating all the asset management activities within Grindrod Bank into Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management). Prior to joining Bridge, Mark was Regional Manager of BOE Private Bank and Private Clients and part of BOE’s national portfolio management team. Mark has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years.
Head: Fund Management
Paul has worked in investments both internationally and in the South Africa. In 2005 he joined Plexus Asset Management as Chief Operating Officer and became Managing Director of the Plexus Group in 2008. Plexus was acquired by Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in March 2012 and Paul is currently the Head: Fund Management for Bridge Fund Managers. Paul has served on and chaired various industry committees including the ACI and Asisa. Paul has been the financial services industry for over 20 years.
Chief Investment Officer
Ian joined Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) as Chief Investment Officer in September 2009. Prior to that, he ran his own consultancy where his clients included Marriott Asset Management, Fortress Asset Managers (part of the Resilient group of companies) and the Property Loan Stock Association of South Africa. Ian was the Investment Director at Marriott Asset Management from 2002 to 2007, having joined the firm as an Investment Analyst in 1996. Ian has been involved in the management of specialist listed property portfolios for the past 15 years and the investment industry for over 20 years.
Clive started the Securities division for Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management) in 2011 and has been responsible for growing it into a successful business with operations in Cape Town and Durban. Prior to joining Bridge he was manager of the Durban branch of BoE Securities and part of BoE’s national portfolio management team. Clive has been in the financial services industry for over 19 years.
Head: Private Clients
Sue heads up the Private Client division and has worked directly in the private client arena for over 25 years. Sue has technical skill and experience in all aspects of private client work and is responsible for the fiduciary, taxation, accounting, compliance, administrative and investment services undertaken in the Durban and Cape Town offices of the division.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in practice and various diverse industries. He joined Plexus in 2007 as Financial Director, and is now Head of Finance for Bridge Fund Managers (formerly Grindrod Asset Management).
Sthembiso joined Grindrod Bank in 2011 as a Compliance Officer having previously worked at Financial Services Board from 2009 and has a post-article experience in auditing. He was instrumental in the establishment and setup of CIS management companies having also been a Compliance Officer of CoreShares within Grindrod Financial Services. He is primarily involved in overseeing and managing the Compliance Function at Bridge Fund Managers and is a member of the Executive Committee.