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.

Read More


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 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 and PovertyCure. He is a Pro-Chancellor of Surrey University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a former board member of the APEC Life Science Innovation Forum and Saracens Rugby Club.

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.

Investment Associates

James Tan - Investment Associate

James holds a BA in Business Studies and an MSc in Conservation and Land Management. His past experience includes website management and digital marketing for a start-up ecommerce company and an adventure tourism company and working in the hotel and tourism industry in South Africa. He also writes as a freelance journalist covering environmental and conservation issues.

Brad Barritt - Investment Associate

Brad Barritt holds a MSc in Business Management. He has roots in Zimbabwe and Malawi and has lived and worked in South Africa and the UK. He is the co-founder of Tiki Tonga Coffee Roasters, a thriving startup with retail, wholesale and event interests. His other business interests are property and private equity, with a particular interest in Social Impact investment. He is also a professional rugby player and captain of Saracens RFC. As a player, he has represented England, British Lions and the Natal Sharks.

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


KPMG House
200 Norvic Drive
Port Elizabeth
South Africa, 6045