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, Long/Short Fund and Equity 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.
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 & co-Portfolio Manager of Equity Fund
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.
De Wet Schutte
Investment Analyst

De Wet joined Bateleur in October 2018. He has 11 years’ experience as a sellside analyst at Avior Capital Markets covering  the hotels, leisure and beverage sectors, as well as various investment holding companies.

Bheki Mthethwa
B.BusSc Finance | Bateleur Graduate Programme – Junior Analyst
Bheki was awarded the Bateleur Capital Foundation bursary in 2015 and joined the Investment Team full time in January 2018 after obtaining his Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.

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.