Alwyn R. Martin
(Chairman of Dark Capital (Pty) Ltd)
BComm (UCT), CA(SA)
Mr Martin was one of the set of three that were the first black persons to become Chartered Accountants in South Africa. They went on to found Christian, Martin & Abrahamse Chartered Accountants, the first black owned accounting firm in South Africa. Mr Martin was previously CEO of Siemens Telecommunications (South Africa), and Chairman of Vodacom.
Current directorships include: Petmin Limited; Datacentrix Holdings Limited; Trans Hex Limited; Northam Platinum Limited; and Nozala Investments.
Mr Martin was made an Honourary Life member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2007. SAICA is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world.
Raphael C. Martin
(Managing director of Dark Capital)
B Bus Sc (UCT), FFA, CFA
Mr Martin is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (UK), a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Mr Martin worked for Rand Merchant Bank from 1997 to 2008, starting off as a Structured Finance Transactor. He was the Portfolio Manager for the Bank’s Emerging Markets and Credit Trading business. He was appointed as a Director of the Bank and sat on various Boards including RMB’s Management Board, Proprietary Board, and International Credit and Investment Committee, and he served as Head of the Special Projects International business with proprietary portfolios totalling up to $7bn.
From 2005 to 2010 he was a Commissioner on the Independent Committee for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers in South Africa. Since 2008 Mr Martin has been the Managing Director of Dark Capital.
(Non-executive director of Dark Capital (Pty) Ltd)
B Comm (Management and Economics) (SA)
Mrs Mgcina is in Professional Services at a leading accounting firm in Johannesburg, and is a director of Dark Capital (Pty) Ltd. She was formerly the Marketing Director at BlueLabel Telecommunications Limited, and prior to that the Sponsorship Manager at Vodacom International.
(Executive director of Dark Capital (Pty) Ltd)
B Bus Sc (Honours) (UCT), CFA
Ms Reynolds joined Dark Capital in 2008 and runs the day-to-day Operations from South Africa.
She holds a B.Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. She joined the international trading and investing division of Rand Merchant Bank as an analyst, subsequently working directly for the CEO of FirstRand Limited, Laurie Dippenaar. She returned to Rand Merchant Bank’s Special Projects International division in London.
Professor Laurence Robb
(Advisor to Dark Capital Limited)
MSc PhD FRSSAfr FGS CGeol EuGeol PrSciNat
Professor Robb is responsible for DBAM’s Resource Investment initiatives. He is a widely published and award-winning geologist who has held numerous editorial positions. He is Visiting Professor in Economic Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Until 2005 he was Professor of Economic Geology and the Director of the Economic Geology Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was Senior Technical Consultant at The Mineral Corporation of South Africa from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 he served as Managing Director of Savannah Mining – successful in undertaking a major greenfields exploration exercise that has resulted in the discovery of several new gold prospects in Nigeria.