The Team

Operations 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.

Fouwaaz Domingo

Head of SA Operations

BBusSc, CA (SA). 5 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.

Palesa Maqhiza

Fund Controller

BTech. 14 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.

Zinathi Mafumana

BCom (Hons). 1 years experience. Joined February 2020 on CFM Graduate Program.

Zinathi joined Catalyst Fund Managers in February 2020 as an investment graduate.

She completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Finance as well as her postgraduate degree in Business Finance (BCom Hons) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Meghan Scott

CA (SA). Joined July 2021.

Meghan joined Catalyst Fund Managers in July 2021 as Head of Global Operations. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). After Meghan graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bcom Accounting degree and Postgraduate diplomas in Tax law and Accounting, Meghan started her career at KPMG in the Financial Services department. In 2018 she did a short term secondment to the United States and joined Sanlam after her return, where she worked until 2021.

Yvonne Ellis

B.Comm (Hons), CGMA). 15 years' industry experience. Joined September 2021.

Yvonne officially joined Catalyst Fund Managers in September 2021. She is a Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA). She started her career at a small audit firm in Cape Town after graduating from the University of Stellenbosch. Thereafter she worked as a Management Accountant across various industries in London over an 8-year period. Upon her return she joined the Catalyst Group and has been responsible for the management accounting function for various group companies for the past 15 years.

Bev Liddle

Office Manager

20 years' industry 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.