Meet Our Team

Our investment team consists of dedicated real estate specialists with direct real estate market experience.

This first-hand exposure to developing, financing, leasing and managing real estate provides our team with unique insight in the risk and return opportunities in the companies we cover and differentiates us from our peers. Real estate is a unique asset class that is best understood with direct real estate experience.

Andre Stadler (Founder)

  • B Com, CFA
  • Director & Portfolio Manager
  • 26 years’ experience
  • Founder of Catalyst Fund Managers in 2001

Andre is the founder of Catalyst Fund Managers and has been managing the Catalyst portfolios since inception of the company in April 2001. He began his career in 1991 at Old Mutual Properties and was responsible for managing the Old Mutual retail real estate portfolio. Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience in both South African and global real estate and global financial markets.

Bev Liddle

  • Office Manager
  • 17 years’ experience
  • Joined 2001

Bev has been part of the Catalyst Fund Managers team since inception in April 2001. She is responsible for client liaison as well as operations support. Bev started her career in the investment industry at Capital Alliance Investment Counsel (now Brait) as a Personal Assistant and Office Manager to the Chief Executive Officer. She moved to Mercury Asset Management and finally to the Catalyst Group in 2000, to help set up Catalyst Fund Managers.

Paul Duncan

  • B Bus Sc, MBA, CFA
  • Director & Portfolio Manager
  • 16 years’ experience
  • Joined 2004

Paul joined Catalyst Fund Managers from J.P. Morgan at the end of 2004. He began his career in 1996 as a commercial real estate broker with the Broll Group. Thereafter he worked in London for five years in investment banking and returned to South Africa to complete his MBA. As a result, he brings a valuable combination of financial markets and real estate experience to our team.

Zayd Sulaiman

  • B Com, CA (SA)
  • Director & Portfolio Manager
  • 19 years’ experience
  • Joined 2007

Zayd spent five years with Catalyst Property Asset Managers, where he was portfolio manager for the group’s direct real estate portfolio valued at approximately R1.5 billion. In March 2007, Zayd moved within the group to Catalyst Fund Managers. Previously, he worked as an analyst in the real estate asset management team at Old Mutual Properties for three years. Zayd qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1998.

Jamie Boyes

  • B Bus Sc, CA (SA)
  • Director & Portfolio Manager
  • 12 years’ experience
  • Joined 2008

Jamie joined the Catalyst Fund Managers team in October 2008. Jamie qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with Deloitte in 2001 and spent the following three years working in the USA, London and Sydney with Deloitte, Bank of New York and Vodafone. Upon his return to Cape Town, Jamie worked for Investec Private Bank and later for Dubai World Africa, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions and development in Africa.

Mvula Seroto

  • BCom (Hons), CA(SA), CFA
  • Investment Analyst
  • 4 years’ experience
  • Joined 2014

Mvula joined Catalyst Fund Managers in February 2014 as an Investment Analyst. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) working in the Insurance and Investment Management division. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Mvula further completed the Property Development Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 2016. Mvula is currently a member of the South African Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), Association of Black Securities and Investments professional (ABSIP) and trustee of the Catalyst Fund Managers BEE Staff Trust.

Tiffany Jones

  • BBusSc, CA(SA), CFA
  • Investment Analyst
  • 4 years’ experience
  • Joined 2014

Tiffany joined Catalyst Fund Managers in April 2014 as an Investment Analyst after spending two years with PwC LLP in the Investment and Funds division of their New York office. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. After Tiffany graduated with distinction in a degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town, she started her career at KPMG in Cape Town.

Theodore Freysen

  • B Compt (Hons), CA (SA)
  • Investment Analyst
  • 3 years’ experience
  • Joined 2015

Theodore joined Catalyst Fund Managers in January 2015 as an Investment Analyst. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). He has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme. After Theodore completed his undergraduate studies in BCom Accounting at the North-West University, he completed his BCompt Honours in Accounting at the University of South Africa. He started his career at Ernst & Young.

Michael Arbuthnot

  • BSc (Hons) Physiology, BCom, CA (SA)
  • Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • 10 years’ experience
  • Joined 2015

Mike joined Catalyst Fund Managers in July 2015. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). Mike started his career in Operations in 2008 at Orbis Investment Advisory Limited in Bermuda and subsequently transferred to the London office where he was employed as Head of Global Transfer Agency. Prior to that, Mike spent a year at Deloitte and three years at KPMG in Cape Town. Mike subsequently joined RECM in December 2010 as Head of Operations and Finance.

Kim Gibb

  • BBusSc, CA (SA)
  • Director & Operations Manager: Global and Hedge Funds
  • 3 years’ experience
  • Joined 2015

Kim joined the Catalyst team in 2015. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). She studied at the University of Cape Town and completed her articles with KPMG. After her articles, she worked as an audit manager at KPMG in Cape Town, servicing the Investment Management and Funds industry.

Lance Bezuidenhout

  • BSc, BCom (Hons), CFA
  • Investment Analyst
  • 4 years’ experience
  • Joined 2015

Lance joined Catalyst Fund Managers in November 2015 as an Investment Analyst. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Before joining Catalyst Fund Managers, he worked for Standard Bank in their Corporate and Investment Banking Real Estate Division. Lance graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a BSc in Property Studies and a BCom (Honours) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management awarded in the First Class (distinction).

Fouwaaz Domingo

  • BBusSc, CA (SA)
  • Operations Manager: SA Funds
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Joined 2016

Fouwaaz joined the Catalyst team in March 2016. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and he is currently enrolled in the CFA Programme. Fouwaaz is also in the process of completing his Masters in Finance and Risk management at the University of Cape Town. Previously, he worked as an audit manager at KPMG in Cape Town in the Investment Management and Funds industry for four years.

Jonathan Kinnear

  • B Compt, CA (SA)
  • Investment Analyst
  • 1 year experience
  • Joined 2017

Jonathan joined Catalyst Fund Managers in March 2017 as an Investment Analyst. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.  After he completed his Bachelor of Accounting Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA) (Cum Laude) at the University of South Africa, he started his career at KPMG in Cape Town.

Marcus Erlank

  • BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)
  • Investment Analyst
  • 1 year experience
  • Joined 2017

Marcus joined Catalyst Fund Managers in June 2017 as an Investment Analyst. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and is currently enrolled in the CFA Programme. Marcus studied his Bachelor of Accounting Undergraduate (BAcc) and postgraduate (BAcc Hons) at the University of Stellenbosch. He started his career at Ernst & Young in Cape Town. During early 2017, Marcus did a short term secondment in the United States at Ernst & Young LLP.

Bénette Botha

  • BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)
  • Operations Analyst
  • 1 year experience
  • Joined 2017

Bénette joined the Catalyst team in September 2017. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). Bénette studied her Bachelor of Accounting Undergraduate (BAcc) and postgraduate (BAcc Hons) at the University of Stellenbosch. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cape Town and completed a short term secondment in New York with PwC LLP in the Banking and Capital Markets division. She then returned as an audit manager for PwC Cape Town in the Financial Services Assurance division.

Palesa Maqhiza

  • BTech
  • Fund Controller
  • 11 years’ experience
  • Joined 2017

Palesa joined the Catalyst team in October 2017. Before joining Catalyst, she was employed by the Maitland Group as a Fund Accountant. She has a BTech in Cost and Management Accounting and completed an Advanced Diploma in Management – Finance. Palesa started her career at Old Mutual as a Specialist Fund Administrator.

Kirstin-Leigh Govindasamy

  • BCom
  • Investment Analyst
  • Joined 2018

After completing her studies, Kirstin joined Catalyst Fund Managers during March 2018 as an Investment Analyst. She has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme.

Imdaad Nana

  • BBus Sc, (Hons)
  • Investment Analyst
  • Joined 2018

Imdaad joins us from Avior Capital Markets where he was a top-rated listed property analyst. He has 6 years’ experience as an investment analyst of which the last 2 years were with Avior as a Listed Property Analyst.

Imdaad started his career at JP Morgan as a Valuations Administrator and then moved onto Oasis Group Holdings as an Investment Analyst before joining Avior Capital Markets.