Directors of Element Investment Managers

  • Dr Anwah Nagia - Chairman
  • Terence Craig - Chief Investment Officer
  • Jeleze Hattingh - Portfolio Manager
  • Tom Barlow*
  • Jayendra Naidoo*

* Non-executive Director

  • Dr Anwah Nagia


    Dr Anwah Nagia

    D Tech Publ Man (hc)

    Dr Anwah Nagia is one of Cape Town's foremost anti-Apartheid social activists and the Chairman of Element Investment Managers. He is also the Executive Chairman of Altius Investment Holdings, the Non-Executive Chairman of Cape Town Market and Africa Commodities Group and the Chairman of the District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust.

    In 2005, the Minister of Finance appointed him as Director of the Financial Service Board (Directorate of Market Abuse), with particular responsibility for market abuse on the JSE.  This appointment has been extended for a further 3 years to the end of 2011.

    He serves on the Senate and Council of the University of Western Cape. He is also the Chairman of various NGO bodies including the Mustadafin Foundation, which is one of the largest relief and feeding schemes in the country feeding approximately 1.2m people per annum. He is the founder member of the District Six Museum foundation and serves as an Executive Member on that board. Dr Nagia has been involved in many contempary and national issues and has spoken and lectured in Sweden, Denmark and United Kingdom on the Built Environment and related social issues. In 2004 Dr Nagia received an Honouree Doctorate together with the National Minister of Education Mrs Naledi Pandor in recognition for their work involving community and technology.  In the late 80's he was responsible for setting up learnerships for adult basic education in the clothing factories. In the mid 90's he was the Deputy Chairman of the Western Cape Nursing Council of South Africa and has been involved in the protection of Woodstock and Somerset Hospital for the continued use of those facilities for the communities. 

  • Terence Craig

    Chief Investment Officer

    Terence Craig

    B Bus Sc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA 
    Chief Investment Officer

    Terence joined Element Investment Managers in 2001 and was appointed as a Director and Chief Investment Officer. He has worked in financial services since 1991. Prior to joining Element Investment Managers, Terence qualified as a CA (SA) after completing his articles with Ernst & Young and then worked at Allan Gray Ltd as an equity analyst and portfolio manager after which he became a director of Taita, a private equity firm.

    Terence has been responsible for developing and documenting Element Investment Managers' investment philosophy and investment process (including the incorporation of Responsible Investment principles as an integral part of this process) and growing the investment team since joining the firm in 2001.

    At the University of Cape Town he was awarded:

    • Standard Bank Scholarship, Entrance Merit Scholarship, was on the Dean's Merit List and was awarded the class medals for Applied Business Statistics II and for Business Finance II (his Business Science special field).
  • Jeleze Hattingh

    Portfolio Manager

    Jeleze Hattingh

    M.Sc. Business Mathematics and Information Science (Cum Laude), CFA, CMT
    Portfolio Manager

    Jeleze joined Element Investment Managers in 2010 as an investment analyst and was appointed as a portfolio manager in 2012. She shares joint responsibility for managing the non-equity and fixed income assets under management and also has portfolio management responsibilities for Element's multi-asset portfolios. Her responsibilities further include fundamental analysis of the property sector and technical indicators.

    Prior to joining Element, Jeleze had accumulated 8 years of work experience in the financial sector - both locally and abroad - working for institutions such as ABSA, Standard Bank, Credit Suisse (UK) and Deloitte Consultancy (UK). Jeleze returned from London to South Africa in 2008 and joined Allan Gray in Cape Town as their Fixed Interest Trader, before joining Element in 2010. Jeleze received a Master’s of Science (Cum Laude) in Business Mathematics and Information Science from the University of the North-West (previous Potchefstroom University) and is both a CFA and CMT charter holder.

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  • Tom Barlow

    Non-Executive Director

    Tom Barlow

    B Com, CFA
    Non-Executive Director

    Tom leads a group of investors that became shareholders in Element in 2016. He brings with him over 20 years of industry experience, including positions at GlenrandMIB, Investec Asset Management, BoE Private Bank and Fergusson Bros. He is currently a director of a number of financial services companies and has managed and advised investments on behalf of retirement funds, private equity funds, corporations, family offices and private individuals.

  • Jayendra Naidoo

    Non-executive director

    Jayendra Naidoo

    Non-executive director

    Jayendra Naidoo is the co-founder of the J&J Group and Executive Chairman.  Between 1981 and 1994 Jayendra was a Trade Union leader, serving as the national Negotiations Co-ordinator for the Congress of SA Trade Unions ("COSATU") between 1992 and 1994. He led the ANC Alliance team in 1991 in negotiating the National Peace Accord the forerunner of the country's constitutional negotiating process. He was a leading member of the various multi-party peace initiatives that COSATU was involved in, such as the Natal Joint Working Committee in 1985, the National Peace Committee in 1991 and the National Peace Secretariat in 1992. As COSATU Negotiations Co-ordinator he was responsible for the establishment of the National Economic Forum ("NEF") in 1992, the country's first-ever tripartite forum for socio economic matters.

    Between 1995 and 1998 Jayendra became the first Executive Director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). He participated in several government related initiatives, including the selection panel appointed by President Mandela to shortlist members to serve on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Since 2000, he has been the CEO of the J&J Group.