Honouring the First Chairman – Professor Jakes Gerwel (1946 – 2012)

Professor Jakes Gerwel was the the first chairman of Inqo. Born on a neighbouring farm to Kuzuko Professor Jakes Gerwel rose to high office and has been an inspiration for many.

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Dr Kim Tan - Executive Chairman

Chairman of SpringHill Management, a fund management company specialising in biotech and social venture capital investments. He is a partner and advisor to a number of impact funds including Springhill Equity Partners, Novastar Ventures, Truestone Impact Investment Fund and Garden Impact Investment. He is the co-founder of the Transformational Business Network and is on the advisory boards of the John Templeton Foundation, J&J Citizenship Trust, PovertyCure and Sustainia. He is a board member of the APEC Life Science Innovation Forum, University of Surrey and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

David Louw - Non-Executive Director

He is a chartered accountant with wide experience in the hospitality, media and agriculture industries in South Africa. He was previously Group Financial Manager at Southern Sun Hotel Holdings Ltd, General Manager of Picardi Hotels Ltd. and Protea Hotel Group and CEO of Radio K-FM.

Mr Chris Bertie - Finance Director

He is a chartered accountant, a former partner at Ernst & Young (South Africa)and Managing Director of Halcyon Hotels, a company that operated hotels and restaurants in the Western Cape. For over two decades, he has been a consultant to the wine and hotel industry in South Africa.

Advisory Board

Mr Anders Johansson

Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist with interests in conservation, ex-trustee of WWF-UK

Lord Brian Griffiths

Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International. Former Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and Director of the Bank of England.


ISDX Corporate Adviser

Shard Capital Partners LLP
23rd Floor, 20 Fenchurch Street

Company Secretary

Kilgetty Statutory Services (Proprietary) Limited
6th Floor, 119 Hertzog Boulevard
Foreshore Cape Town
South Africa, 8001

Registered Office

Dorrington Jessop
28 Draper Square
Draper Street
Claremont, Cape Town
South Africa, 7708


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200 Norvic Drive
Port Elizabeth
South Africa, 6045