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Board Members

Levinia Palmer

Levinia Palmer is the Head of Finance and Operations at the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Levinia began her career at GBCSA in 2013 as a Junior Accountant and later advanced to a Management Accountant. In 2018, she joined WWF-SA as a Trust Accountant, but returned to GBCSA […]

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Anelisa Keke

Anelisa is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer at Redefine Properties. She holds an LLB and MComm (Tax) from the University of Cape Town. In her current role, she is responsible for further refining Redefine’s ESG strategy to achieve the application of best practice ESG principles across Redefine’s diversified real estate portfolio. Redefine […]

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Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds is the CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa. Lisa was the driver for the drafting of Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulation for Buildings and has been involved in Energy Efficiency since 2003. She serves on many committees in the SABS and within the energy management professionals’ […]

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Michele Bekkens

Michele currently heads up the Commercial Real Estate Finance division of Sanlam Life Insurance Limited. As a qualified CA(SA) with a H.Dip Tax, she has had extensive funding experience in the real estate sector, both from a debt as well as an equity perspective. She has long standing relationships with […]

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Brian Unsted

Brian has an impressive 23 years’ experience in the South African property industry with a particular focus on extracting optimal value from some of South Africa’s most prestigious and successful shopping centres/mixed use properties. Brian’s background as a Senior Financial Manager in property development at Liberty Properties, Financial Manager at […]

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Phil Barttram

An independent consultant, Phil Barttram, is a self-proclaimed real estate evangelist, hailing the role of real estate within multi-asset class portfolios and the benefits of improved transparency across the sector. Phil has an MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business, complemented by over 26 years in financial services in London […]

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Steve Brookes

Steve holds a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering and is the founder and current Chief Executive of Balwin Properties, with over 22 years’ experience in the position at the company. Balwin is the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- […]

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Manfred Braune

Manfred currently holds the position of Director: Environmental Sustainability at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In this newly established directorate at UCT, he leads the strategy and implementation of environmental sustainability across all spheres of the university including operations, learning, research and governance, since early 2019. Manfred’s background is […]

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Shameela Ebrahim

Shameela is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She joined the JSE in 2007. Passionate about the systemic importance of sustainability thinking in corporate strategy, she is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on sustainability and the integration into strategy. She […]

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