Board of directors
The Board’s primary role is to create value and protect the interests of the Group’s shareholders. The Board is accountable to shareholders for the Group performance and its activities. Communication with shareholders is achieved through the Annual Report, Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and local media where necessary. In addition, all Group announcements and corporate information is available to investors on the Group’s website.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 after serving articles with Deloitte & Touché in Harare and is entitled to use the designation Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe). He has 28 years’ experience in the accounting field, 24 years in public accounting and auditing. He serves on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe Auditing and Professional Standards Committee and is a director of several companies.
Phibion has experience in the audit of Public Companies, Private Companies, Financial Institutions, Educational Institutions, Public Enterprises and Public Institutions.
Phibion is Chairman of the Zimbabwe Wildlife Ecological Trust and sits on the boards of Engen Petroleum Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Mail & Guardian Limited (South Africa), and is a Trustee of Hands of Hope (a charitable Trust). He is the current Chairman of the Baker Tilly International ™ Africa Coordination Committee and a member of the Baker Tilly International Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Council.
Patrick started his career with Questco, a boutique corporate finance company based in Johannesburg, where he was involved in corporate finance transactions in the mining, industrial and financial services sectors. Since then, he worked at Frankfurt-listed African Development Corporation (“ADC”) as an Investment Manager, focusing on financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa, before joining Brainworks Limited in 2013. At Brainworks, Patrick served as the Head of Advisory, assisting the CEO in executing acquisition transactions in African Sun, Dawn, GetBucks and FML Logistics.
His extensive experience in corporate finance and private equity makes an invaluable contribution to the Group’s strategy.
He is a highly experienced audit and accounting professional with valuable experience in insurance, manufacturing and property development industries. Prior to joining Dawn Properties Limited, Formai held senior positions in the insurance, FMCG and Property development industries including Financial Controller, Finance Executive and Head of Internal Audit roles for leading companies which include Cell Holdings (Private) Limited, Lobels Holdings (Private) Limited and Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe.
Brett has been based in Mauritius for the last 17 years and has managed or been a director of a number of private and public investment businesses, largely with a pan-African focus including Brainworks Limited, where he is Chief Executive Officer of this JSE listed company which is also the ultimate major shareholder of Dawn Properties Limited. Brett has been approved by various regulatory authorities including the Bank of Mauritius, Financial Services Commission (British Virgin Islands), Malta Financial Services Authority, Financial Services Board (South Africa), Solicitors Regulatory Authority (UK) and Financial Services Commission (Mauritius), to be a Director of companies they license.
Peter has vast external audit background in the banking, insurance, tourism and power generation sectors having worked as an Audit Manager for both KPMG Zimbabwe and KPMG Namibia for a combined period of 5 years.
Peter is currently the Chief Finance Officer for Brainworks Limited and also sits on the board of directors of African Sun Limited.
Graham was the Managing Director of Boschendal Wine Estate Property Development Company and was instrumental in gaining the first approvals for the R4.5 billion multi-use property development which included residential, retirement village, commercial, hotel and resort projects. Prior to this Graham was an Executive Director of Zimbabwe Sun Limited, now African Sun Limited, where he held several portfolios including those of Operations and Marketing Director responsible for the group’s local, regional and international sales and marketing and Development Director where he was responsible for the Group’s extensive hotel development programme during the 1990’s. He did an Advanced Management Programme from Oxford University, Property Development programme from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a Bachelors of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Cape Town.
Lloyd is, and has been a Director and Member of several public and private corporations and Councils including, FBC Building Society, Council for Legal Education, Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council, Standards Association of Zimbabwe General Council, ZECO Limited, Estate Agents Council, Firstel Cellular (Private) Limited, Ecobank Zimbabwe Limited, MHMK Infratek (Private) Limited and a Trustee on a number of Charitable and Family Trusts established in Zimbabwe. He is a past President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe having been a Councillor for more than a decade. He has also been a Lecturer and was Departmental Chairman in the Procedural Law Department of the University of Zimbabwe for more than fifteen years. Lloyd has been appointed to several Constitutional Commissions and is currently a Commissioner on the Judicial Services Commission. Lloyd wrote and published a book entitled “The Law & Practice of Conveyancing in Zimbabwe” (Legal Resources Foundation, August, 2005). Apart from being a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree, he is also a holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance.