Executive director CFO
Rabia joined Hystead on 1 February 2018 as CFO. Rabia has 10 years' experience in the commercial real estate market in the CEE region. From 2008 to early 2018, Rabia worked at Plaza Centres N.V. subsidiaries in Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria in various capacities: financial director, CFO and Country Manager. Prior joining Plaza Centers, Rabia served as financial controller for Tefron Ltd
Spiro is a Chartered Accountant with considerable experience in the property sector in South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom. He was formerly the joint CEO of Nepi Rockcastle PLC which owns a portfolio of dominant retail shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe. Spiro’s knowledge of, and experience in, these markets will be of significant benefit to the board in managing the Company’s European investments.
Gina is a qualified accountant and started her career in audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cape Town, later working for Deloitte in London. She holds an Honours degree in Accounting Science gained in South Africa and has completed the Fintech Programme at Said Business School, Oxford University. She is a Certified Investment Fund Director with the Irish Institute of Banking and a Fellow of the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Gina worked for BlackRock Investment Management in London for several years as a Director, in charge of Fund Financial Reporting for Europe, before becoming the MD of a UK accounting firm in 2015. Gina serves on the Board of 4 other companies and sits on the Financial Services panel for the ACCA.
Morné qualified as Industrial engineer at the University of Pretoria. During the first ten years of his career he gained considerable experience in property finance, deal structuring and corporate finance at Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand. In 2008 he joined Atterbury within the Atterbury Group and became Chief Operating Officer of Attacq Limited in 2009 where his main focus was the development of the Waterfall City precinct in Gauteng. He became Chief Executive Officer of Attacq in July 2011 and served in this position till December 2017 before he joined MAS Real Estate Inc. as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Morné joined Hyprop Investments as Chief Executive Officer in January 2019.
Louis was a co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Attfund Ltd (one of the largest private property investment companies in South Africa) until the company was sold to Hyprop in 2011. Louis is also MD of the Parkdev Group of Companies, Executive Chairman of Homestead Group Holdings Ltd and serves on the board of a number of other companies including Hyprop and Capital and Regional plc
Independent non-executive director
Wessel is the founder and CEO of Clearance Capital Ltd, a UK FCA authorised and regulated investment manager specialising in the management of real estate securities funds. Prior to founding Clearance Capital, Wessel served for 2 years as CFO of Equities Division, and for 8 years as Head of Corporate Arbitrage business unit, at RMB. He is a non-executive director of Sirius Real Estate Ltd and Capital & Regional plc