LYDIA DU PLESSIS
Lydia is an IR specialist with over 20 years’ experience across industries such as financial services, retail, technology, food producers and property. She has held executive roles in several Top 40 companies. Her work has earned her multiple awards for excellence in investor relations programmes, integrated and sustainability reporting.
Nikki is an IR specialist with a thorough understanding of capital markets and investment finance. She began her career at the South African Reserve Bank as an international bullion dealer, subsequently gaining significant experience in treasury and corporate finance. Following her career in finance, she has held various executive Investor Relations roles across sectors. She has been ranked in the top three IR professionals in the Institutional Investor rankings in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and was a founding member of the IR Society of South Africa. Nikki has a post-graduate degree in Economics and a MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Erene started her career at PwC as assistant manager in their banking and capital markets division after completing her articles. She has extensive Investor Relations experience having spent 8 years as part of Naspers’ IR team. Prior to that, Erene was a sell-side equity research analyst covering companies within the banking, industrials and construction sectors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Erene holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has written her Registered Persons Exams with the South African Institute of Financial Markets.
Troye has over 30 years’ experience working for companies like BHP Billiton, Samancor and Lonmin, and was also a rated resources analyst. While retaining a core strength in finance and the resources sector, he has since widened his scope to the industrial and retail sector. With more than 15 years’ experience as a stockbroker analyst, he has a good understanding of the IR process and the interaction between companies and the investment community.