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 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 of Fund Management for Bridge Fund Managers. Paul has served on and chaired various industry committees including ACI and Asisa. Paul has been in 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, Johannesburg 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 20 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 is an established professional with over 10 years’ experience in the regulation of the financial services sector. He joined Bridge Fund Managers in 2011 as a Compliance Officer. He is responsible for risk, legal advisory, delivery of the end-to-end compliance process on a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements and for the day-to-day management of the compliance function. He is also appointed as the Principal Executive Officer of the Bridge Fund Managers’ pre-retirement products
Roxanne joined Grindrod Bank in 2010 as HR Business Partner. She has been responsible for successfully developing the HR Strategy for Bridge Fund Managers ( formerly Grindrod Asset Management). Roxanne has over 15 years of Human Resource exposure at a strategic level.