• 20+ years financial services experience

• CEO of Preference capital

• Founder of Knox and ZaniFin

• Former financial director at Blue Label Telecoms



• 18+ Years in banking and structured finance

• Extensive credit risk and product development experience

• Worked at top positions for leading funding institution across Southern Africa


Michael DU PLOOY

• 3 years as CEO of CFC

• 5+ years COO experience

• 5+ years as head of credit

• CFA Charter holder •Bcom (HONS)

• 3 years stockbroker & Analyst at PSG Capital


• 10+ years financial services experience at management level

• 5 years at PWC

• 5+ years of financial services experience at a CFO level

• Chartered Accountant

Jason sostak

• Jason is responsible for the finance and administration of Preference Capital (Pty) Ltd as well as Stonewood Capital Asset Finance (Pty) Ltd.

• Jason is a qualified Charted Accountant and has earned his CFA Level 1.

• Jason spent three years at Ernst & Young, where he gained exposure to the financial services, property, mining, and automotive industries.

• Jason’s audit clients included Investec Property, ABSA CIB (including the ABSA Markets Division), Aveng Mining, as well as Fiat Chrysler SA.




Rowan, who studied Maths, statistics and Actuarial science at the University of the Witwatersrand is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully started multiple businesses. Notably, Rowan co-founded ATM Solutions in 1998, which became South Africa’s first independent ATM provider in South Africa, eventually operating 4500 ATMs in the country. In 2003 this business won KPMG’s South African Non-Listed company of the year award. In 2012, ATM Solutions (which by this stage had diversified into an entire range of payment solutions) was listed on the JHB Stock Exchange as part of the Transaction Capital Group.

GRAEME Montgomery

Graeme has 20 years of Banking and Private Equity Experience. Graeme started his banking career at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank/CIB. While at the bank Graeme held the following positions: Head of Corporate Banking Division, Head of Private Bank and Unit head of Large Corporate Banking. In 2009 Graeme moved to Brait as a Senior Industrial Advisor holding various Directorships including Buildmax, Consol Glass, Douglas Green Belingham and Premier Foods. Graeme is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lodestone (Pty) Ltd and Meridian Wine Merchants (Pty) Ltd.



Eldon is the founder of Stonewood Capital (Pty) Ltd, an asset management business that through its associates and affiliates manages in excess of R2.3bn in private, public equity and property assets. Before Stonewood Capital, Eldon was head of Brait Corporate Finance and a member of the Brait Private Equity team. Eldon also worked in London for Goldman Sachs International as an associate in their Investment Bank.


Steffen has years of successful investment experience and provides key strategic insight and guidance. He has headed up the Asset Management division for Schneier and London (Pty) Ltd since 1999, and has acted as director of the Institutional Equity Brokerage Division of Brown Brothers Harriman & CO. (a Wall Street Merchant Bank) which he joined in 1990. Steffen sits on numerous company boards as a director, including Alchemy Property Asset Management.

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