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 gained experience in South African investment markets since 2006. He was previously at Imalivest (Pty) Ltd, a start-up hedge fund and licensed financial service provider.
James Easterbrook
Head: Distribution (Institutional & Retail)
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
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.
Jan Silvis, CFA
Investment Analyst
Jan joined Bateleur in February 2019. He began his investment career in 2006 at Allan Gray as an investment analyst and member of the investment committee. Jan subsequently joined X-Chequer Fund management initially as an analyst in the South African market neutral hedge fund team but then as fund manager of the systematic X-Chequer Global Hedged fund.
De Wet Schutte
Investment Analyst

De Wet joined Bateleur in October 2018. He has 11 years’ experience as a sell side 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 – Investment 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
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 | Head: 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. Prior to this, Leeza worked in legal & compliance for 11 years at Allan Gray and Coronation Fund Managers. Leeza is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, an approved compliance officer with the FSCA and a member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa.