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            The Board

                                    The Board composition at the financial year end
                                    Mr. J Slabbert (“James”)
                                    Non-Executive Chairman
                                    James was appoint on 6 December 2018. He has over 30 years experience in the Banking, Investments and
                                    Financial Services Industries, being involved in major businesses and various corporate transactions locally
                                    and Internationally.
                                    Prior to founding Gowin Capital (the holding company of Arvesco), James held the following positions:
                                    •  Executive Director of Group Strategy at Absa.
                                    •  Managing Executive of Absa Corporate & Business Bank at Barclays Africa Group Limited.
                                    •  James was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First South Financial Services (Later Macquarie
                                      First South).
                                    •  Co-Head of Research for Southern Africa & Emerging Markets and Top-Rated Banks, Insurance and
                                      Financial Services Analyst.
                                    •  Analyst at Merrill Lynch, which later became Bank of America Merrill.
                                    James is 57 years old.
                                    Mr. DS Danker (“David”)
                                    Chief Executive Officer
                                    David was appointed as chief executive officer of the Company on 10 October 2019. David is a Chartered
                                    Accountant (SA) with private equity and corporate finance experience. He currently serves as a director of
                                    Clear Group and Gowin Capital. Prior to joining Clear Group, David was the founder and chief executive
                                    officer of a ride-sharing business and also worked for Ernst & Young Inc.
                                    David is 31 years old.

                                    Mr. G Hope (“Graham”)
                                    Chief Financial Officer
                                    Graham was appointed as an executive director on 11 January 2016. Graham is a Chartered Accountant
                                    (SA) with over 20 years of experience in trading, banking and private equity investments, NDH Bank (later
                                    part of Brait) and various other companies.
                                    Graham is 59 years old.
                                    Ms. V. Lessing (“Vanya”)
                                    Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
                                    Vanya was appointed on 29 May 2013. She has a Public Relations Diploma - Damelin and a Travel &
                                    Tourism Management - Postgraduate Diploma - Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College. Vanya
                                    is the CEO of the Sure Travel Group, responsible for managing the interests of shareholders, licensees
                                    and suppliers. She is the former CEO of ASATA (Association of Southern African Travel Agents). During
                                    her tenure there (2001 - 2005), she led the travel industry through change and a series of sensitive
                                    negotiations, resulting in a new industry business model. Vanya has extensive experience in collaboration
                                    and interaction with SMEs, expediting turnaround strategies. Her strong negotiating skills brings ‘on the
                                    ground’ expertise to the Board. Vanya is also a Board member of Sure Holdings (Pty) Ltd, ASATA and
                                    Worldwide Independent Travel Network. Vanya is chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of
                                    the Audit and Risk Committee.
                                    Vanya is 65 years old.
                                    Mr. SM Roper (“Stephen”)
                                    Independent Non-Executive Director
                                    Stephen was appointed on 22 April 2014. He holds an HonsBCompt, PG Dip Tax Law, PG Dip Financial
                                    Policy, and is a Chartered Accountant with 28 years’ experience. He has extensive experience in
                                    investments having served in the research team of one of South Africa’s largest fund managers. During
                                    this time he had the responsibility of conducting investment research of industrial companies in South
                                    Africa. He has also served on the private equity investment committee of that fund manager and has
                                    corporate finance and business turnaround experience. He currently practices in the area of strategic
                                    management. Stephen is chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and also the Social & Ethics Committee.
                                    He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.
                                    Stephen is 61 years old
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