Board of Directors

Jaco Jansen (Executive)

Jaco joined Artisan Real Estate as chief executive officer in January 2016. Previously Jaco spent 14 years at the Maitland Group, a global wealth advisory and administration business, where he was the head of the investment services division whilst managing in excess of $500 million for private clients and providing investment advice on a multi-asset class basis to institutional clients with $2,3 billion of assets.

Prior to that Jaco was a corporate executive at Brait SA, a South African private equity and investment group where he was involved with a number of private equity transactions and advised on merger and acquisitions, capital raisings, and group and debt restructurings. Jaco has been an independent non-executive director of MAS since 2008 and is a registered South African chartered accountant. Jaco is based in the Isle of Man.

Clive Wilding (Executive)

Clive is Artisan Real Estate’s property director. He comes from an Agricultural Land Management background he joined UK construction group M.J. Gleeson Group plc to build a strategic land bank, successfully promoting sites through the planning process for residential development. He soon rose to become Managing Director of Gleeson, where the business grew from a £20m turnover company to one with over £220m ‐ constructing over 1,200 homes per annum around the country. Clive has forged strong links with local authorities and government and has held founder board positions on the Housing Forum and other Public/Private partnerships.

Over the last 15 years he has been with the Raven Group, then The Santon Group, focusing on mixed use, city-led residential schemes. Clive is a creative thinker and finding the best solutions to challenging practical development opportunities is what he thrives on.

Development Management

Reece Briesies (Non-Executive)

Reece is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Sanlam Investments Limited, a financial services group delivering life, pension and insurance products and investment and wealth management services.

Reece has been with the Sanlam Group since 2009 both in the UK and South Africa and has a wide range of responsibilities which include functional areas such as finance, risk, legal and compliance. Reece is based in South Africa.

Christian Goelz (Non-Executive)

Christian is a Senior Associate for Argosy Capital, a European-based private equity and venture capital investment business with investments in various industries including property investment and development businesses.

Christian’s experience includes investment management, venture capital and banking. He holds a Master in Finance and an MBA. Christian is based in the IOM.

Thomas Van Heerden (Non-Executive)

Thomas is Chief Operating Officer of Sanlam Investments Group, a financial services group delivering life, pension and insurance products and investment and wealth management services.

Thomas has been with the Sanlam Group since 2002 and has a wide range of responsibilities in both the UK and South Africa. Thomas is based in South Africa.

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