Directorate

Executive Directors

Gregoire LartigueGregoire Lartigue
Chief Executive Officer Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Gregoire is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has been a director of Guardian Trust Company Limited since March 2004. Swiss born and educated, he has over 20 years of experience in both the trust and fiduciary industry. He was previously with Radcliffes Trustee Company SA (later renamed Investec Trust (Switzerland) SA).
Paul Burnett Paul Burnett
Finance Director BBusSci, CA(SA)

Paul was chief financial officer at Nimble Group, a credit solutions business specialising in outsourced collections and business advisory services. Prior to this Paul was a regional finance manager for ABI, the soft drinks division of South African Breweries. He has also worked for the World Bank in a fiduciary role for the Africa region after completing his accounting articles at Ernst & Young.
Shirley MaltzShirley Maltz
Chief Executive Officer
(South Africa) BCom, CPE, LPC

Shirley joined the group in 2001, overseeing the credit and operations division, as well as all marketing activities. She was appointed group chief executive officer of HomeChoice Holdings in 2013 and chief executive officer of the retail division in 2007. Prior to joining the group she was a fund manager at Mercury Asset Management (SA) and Fleming Martin (SA).

Non-Executive Directors

Stanley PortelliStanley Portelli
Chairman Lawyer, LLD

Stanley is a senior partner in a legal practice. Prior to this he was chief executive officer of the Authority for Transport in Malta, and a director at Malta Freeport Terminal Limited. Stanley was also employed with the financial services unit at Coopers & Lybrand (which became PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1994 to 2001 and has held various other board positions.
Rick GarrattRick Garratt
BCom, CA(SA)

Rick has been the executive chairman of HomeChoice Holdings since 2007. Prior to that he was the chief executive officer of HomeChoice Holdings. Rick founded the group in 1985 and has been involved with all operational aspects. He was previously a partner at Ernst & Young.
Eduardo Gutierrez-Garcia Eduardo Gutierrez- Garcia
BSc(Med) Honours, PGDipAcc, CA(SA)

Eduardo is a partner of Development Partners International LLP, an investment adviser to private equity funds that invest across Africa, and has 17 years of African private equity experience. Eduardo has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies in South Africa and elsewhere. He was an executive director of Brait South Africa Limited and Braitís private equity division, playing a leading role in several landmark South African private equity transactions. Prior to Brait, Eduardo was corporate finance manager at JCI Limited.
Amanda ChornAmanda Chorn
BA, LLB, LLM

Amanda is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and currently resides in the United Kingdom where she is a director of various companies. Amanda provides consultancy services to private clients, specialising in international structuring.
Robert HainRobert Hain
BA (Social Sciences), MLitt (Social Sciences)

Robert has enjoyed a career in the personal financial services business in the United Kingdom, North America and Europe and is the former chief executive of Invesco Perpetual. In addition, he has had senior executive responsibilities with asset management businesses in Canada and Europe and was responsible for significant acquisitions, integrations and innovations throughout his career. He serves on the boards of several financial services companies in the UK, Europe and the United States, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Oxford University.
Charles RapaCharles Rapa
FCCA, FIA, CPA, MIM, MBA (Henley)

Charles is a non-executive director of a number of foreign Malta registered companies and is the chairman of the Maltese Accountancy Board and its oversight committee. Prior to this he was finance director of British American Tobacco (Malta) and audit manager in a major audit firm.
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