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The Board

Riaan Roos

Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: October 2016
Board member

Riaan Roos has a background of some 24 years in the construction industry and affordable housing market. A founding member of RBA in 1995, Riaan left RBA and formed his successful company MSP Holdings (Pty) Ltd in 2003 and based himself in Cape Town.

Christine Glover

NonExecutive Director
Appointed: Dec 2015
Board member

Christine has been nominated by HIFSA (Housing Impact Fund of South Africa) to the Board. She is the head of the Development Impact Funds of Old Mutual who she joined in July 2006. Christine was previously the Managing Director of CashBank and its predecessor the Group Credit Company.

Martin Nienaber

NonExecutive Director
Appointed: Dec 2015
Board member

Martin has been nominated to the Board by Protea Asset Management LLC, Conduit Capital Limited and Midbrook Lane (Pty) Ltd, being shareholders of RBA. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and the Chief Financial Officer of Midbrook Lane (Pty) Ltd and consultant for Protea Asset Management LLC. Prior to joining Midbrook Lane (Pty) Ltd Martin worked for Canadianlisted Forbes & Manhattan Coal Corporation.

Rob Baker

(Alt to Christine Glover) NonExecutive Director
Appointed: Dec 2015
Board member

Rob Baker is an investment actuary with more than 20 years experience in the South African financial industry. In 2007 he joined Old Mutual, where he was an investment advisor. He has continued to provide an investment consulting service to Old Mutual’s investment arm since leaving in March 2011.

Pieter Lessingh

Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: October 2016
Board member


Pieter holds a B Compt (Hons) degree and is a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Pieter has 9 years post article experience at a senior level in the construction and manufacturing industry. He joined RBA in January 2016 as Financial Executive, before being appointed to the post of CFO at the beginning of October 2016.

Ken Hopkins

Non-Executive Director
CA (SA), BCom Hons
Appointed: February 2015
Board member, member of Audit and Risk Committee


Ken is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience as a partner at Deloitte and KPMG. His experience spans across several industries and his areas of expertise include all investment funds entities: asset managers, collective investment schemes (unit trusts), hedge funds, linked life companies, retirement funds and medical schemes. He is viewed as the technical and regulatory expert in KPMG South Africa on asset managers, collective investment schemes and hedge funds.

Evita Nyandoro

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chartered Accountant
Appointed: March 2015
Board member, member of Audit and Risk Committee


Evita is a qualified Chartered Accountant who served her articles with Deloitte in the Financial Services Institution division and she then continued to work within Deloitte in the regulatory advisory, compliance advisory and securitisations teams. Thereafter she gained further experience in the liquidity risk division for Santander, a large European bank. She is currently working in the Barclays Capital Product Control Group as a vice president of governance and controls.