Company Structure, Directors and partners

The team with the knowledge to achieve and the foresight to lead

Guiding PBT Group to the forefront of business intelligence technologies, our team of leaders are not only experts in their respective fields; they are also respected among PBT Group’s clients and our own consultants and professionals for their insightful business acumen.

PBT Group Limited

Pierre de Wet

Chief Executive Director

Pierre de Wet started his career at Anglo American Corporation’s head office as a scholarship holder. When an opportunity arose at stockbroking firm Huysamer Stals, Pierre was lured away and spent the next three years at the JSE gaining valuable experience in both the equity and capital markets. In 1992, he joined District Securities Bank in the capital market division, trading and broking capital market instruments, before co-founding PBT Group in 1998.
During the reverse listing of PBT Group via the Wooltru cash shell in June 2010, Pierre was appointed as CEO of the listed entity. He held this position until August 2012 when Prescient Holdings listed on the JSE via a reverse listing into PBT Group. He remained CEO of PBT Group during this time. Pierre was again appointed as the CEO of PBT Group after Prescient Holdings was disposed of and the listed entity became PBT Group once more.

Tony Taylor

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Tony graduated in 1967 with a BA in Social Anthropology at University of Witwatersrand. He started his career as merchandise manager at Edgars in 1968 and held management and Director positions at several major retail companies up to 2009. Since 2009 Tony is an Executive of Pepkor Retail and is also a Non-Executive Director of Truworths.

Arthur Winkler

Independent Non-Executive Director

Arthur qualified as a Chartered Accountant having graduated from the University of Cape Town. He completed his articles at Moores Rowland where he remained as an Audit Manager until joining Wooltru as Company Secretary. He joined the Trematon Group in 2008 where he currently fills the role of Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Group.

Cheree Dyers

Independent Non-Executive Director

Cheree is the CEO of Prescient Securities and sits on a number of Prescient Group boards. Outside of Prescient she is a member of the Gen Re South Africa Board of Directors (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway) where she is also a Chairman of the Audit Committee. She has a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) (Marketing) degree, a BCom degree and a post-graduate diploma in Accounting (all from UCT). She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a CFA charter holder and a member of the South African Institute
of Stockbrokers.

Murray Louw

Chairman and Financial Director

Murray is a merchant banker with extensive corporate finance experience both locally and abroad. He was elected to the Board of Prescient in March 2004 (then Wooltru) and appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 13 December 2012. During 2017 his role changed to Financial Director and Chairman of PBT Group. Murray is also a Non-Executive Director of Trematon Capital Investments.

Herman Steyn

Non-Executive Director

Herman has been involved in the investment management industry since 1985, having held senior management positions in several asset management companies. He began his career in investments after studying a BBusSc degree majoring in Actuarial Science, Statistics, and Economics at the University of Cape Town. Herman completed his BBusSc (Honours) in 1984 and in 1998 founded Prescient Investment Management. Herman was appointed as Director and CEO of Prescient in December 2012, in which position he remained until March 2017. He continues to serve on the PBT Group Board as Non-Executive Director.

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Pierre de Wet

Chief Executive Officer

Pierre de Wet started his career at Anglo American Corporation’s head office as a scholarship holder. When an opportunity arose at stockbroking firm Huysamer Stals, Pierre was lured away and spent the next three years at the JSE gaining valuable experience in both the equity and capital markets. In 1992, he joined District Securities Bank in the capital market division, trading and broking capital market instruments, before co-founding PBT Group in 1998.
During the reverse listing of PBT Group via the Wooltru cash shell in June 2010, Pierre was appointed as CEO of the listed entity. He held this position until August 2012 when Prescient Holdings listed on the JSE via a reverse listing into PBT Group. He remained CEO of PBT Group during this time. Pierre was again appointed as the CEO of PBT Group after Prescient Holdings was disposed of and the listed entity became PBT Group once more.

Elizna Read

Executive Director

Elizna Read’s initial focus at PBT was human resources, where she established and developed a dynamic HR department in the company. However, her involvement in the management of the company has always stretched beyond HR and she now heads up operations for the group, assuming responsibility for human resources, finance, IT, BID office, travel as well as legal matters.

Ken Wood

Executive Director

With more than 30 years’ involvement in the ICT sector, Ken Wood gained extensive experience within all facets of the industry as developer, analyst, designer as well as project and programme manager. Ken joined PBT as sales director, specialising in information management. The sales division has grown from a regional office in Cape Town to an international organisation covering Gauteng, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Nitesh Vallabh

Executive Director

Nitesh Vallabh joined PBT as a director with 12 years’ worth of telecommunication and ICT experience. He has had exposure at multiple levels of technical and business aspects and has even tutored as an associate lecturer on an MBA programme in the UK.

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