Investment Team

Kevin Williams
CA (SA) | Director & Fund Manager of Long/Short & Flexible Fund
Kevin is the founder of Bateleur. He has been involved in South African capital markets since 1996, Prior to Bateleur, Kevin worked on the sell side for various international investment banks, including Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB).
Charl Gous, CFA
Director & Fund Manager of Market Neutral Fund and Long/Short Fund
Charl joined Bateleur in 2008 and has ten years’ experience in South African investment markets. He was previously at Imalivest (Pty) Ltd, a start-up hedge fund and licensed financial service provider.
Galen Hossack, CFA
Analyst & Fund Manager of Equity Fund
Galen joined Bateleur in 2012, prior to this he was an investment analyst at Investec and De Fay Fund Management, where he carried out fundamental research in support of the firm's long-only funds and hedge funds. Galen has been in capital markets since 2007.
James Easterbrook
Analyst & Head of Distribution
James started at Bateleur Capital in 2014, having joined the investment markets in 2008. Prior to Bateleur Capital, he worked as an equities analyst covering the consumer sector and then in equity sales at RMB Morgan Stanley, from 2008 to 2013. Earlier, James was a partner in a private label manufacturing business operating in the value-added foods categories, which was sold to Tiger Brands in 2005.
Warren Riley, CFA
Investment Analyst
Warren joined Bateleur during 2016 as an investment analyst. He has been working in the investment industry since 2006, most recently as head of investments at a private wealth firm. Before this he functioned as an analyst and portfolio manager at Cadence Capital and business analyst at Allan Gray. Warren is a CFA Charterholder.
Brendan Jack, CFA
Investment Analyst
Brendan joined Bateleur in January 2016 having four years experience in capital markets. Prior to Bateleur he worked at Citadel as an equity analyst and hedge fund analyst. Earlier, Brendan worked at Investec Asset Management covering various roles.
Achumile Mashalaba
B.BusSc Finance & Accounting | Bateleur Graduate Programme – Junior Analyst
Achumile was chosen for the Bateleur Graduate Program in 2016. He studied at the University of Cape Town where he obtained a Business Science degree, specialising in Finance and Accounting

Operations Team

Mark Williams
CA (SA) | Director & Head of Operations
Mark joined Bateleur in 2007 after spending nine years with British Airways Plc in London, Hong Kong and the Isle of Man, serving as financial controller for their regional operation, BA Connect. With a strong background in analysis, controls and compliance, Mark is responsible for the operations of Bateleur.
Amanda van Zyl
CGMA BCom | Finance & Operations
Amanda joined Bateleur in 2011 from the Institut d'Expertise Clinique. She has a BCom in Financial Management and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Taryn Hamid
BCom (ND) | Finance and Operations
Taryn joined Bateleur in 2014. Prior to this, Taryn spent eight years at the Public Investment Corporation as a Management Accountant. She has a National Diploma in Internal Auditing and a B.Com in Financial Management.
Leeza Myburgh
BA LLB | Legal & Compliance
Leeza joined Bateleur Capital in 2014. She has worked in Legal and Compliance within the Financial Services Industry since 2003, having previously worked at Allan Gray and Coronation Fund Managers. Leeza has a BA LLB and is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, an approved compliance officer with the Financial Services Board, and a member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa.
Ziyanda Putuma
Office Administrator
Ziyanda studied in the United Kingdom and spent more than 6 years working in a very demanding customer based environment. Upon returning to South Africa, Ziyanda has worked for Sygnia Asset Management as their Office Manager and Deloitte as their Frontline Co-ordinator.