Clifford Warren - Chairman & Founder
Cliff (a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Skybound Group), was both Founder and Managing Director of Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd. He also acted as a Director and member of the Investment Committee of Legae Capital.
After the sale of Blue Ink Investments and Grenfell, Cliff Warren established the Skybound Group. He served as an executive member of the Financial Services Board’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Committee for seven years and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association for many years.
Besides performing an active role on the Investment Management team, Cliff is involved in the development of Skybound’s global business initiatives. Given that over the last 25 years he has developed a far-reaching network and knowledge infrastructure, Cliff intends to leverage off his experience and hopes to concentrate on developing a successful international presence.
Dr Gao Jian
Dr Gao previously held a number of important positions in China’s Ministry of Finance, including Director General of the Department of Laws and Regulations, before moving to the CDB in 1998.
Dr Gao is regarded as the founder of China’s securities market and a major innovator of China’s debt capital market. In recognition of his leading role in developing China’s financial sector, China’s State Council awarded Dr Gao the honour of “Special Contributor” in 1999.
In addition to his government career, Dr Gao has been a Guest Professor at a number of Chinese and American universities, and he is the author of eleven books on Chinese economic and financial issues.
Dr Gao graduated from the Graduate School of Political Science and Law and earned a Doctorate in Finance from the Institute of Financial Sciences of China’s Ministry of Finance. He completed post-doctoral studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University.
Conrad Amm - Director: Fund Management
Theodore Qi Shou - Group Chief Investment Officer
Lee Dalley - Director: Business Development
Bridgitt Brink - Head of Corporate Affairs
Dave Rundle - Director: Business Development
B. Economics from Stellenbosch University in 1988, Dave obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of Free State in 2008 and is currently working on his Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. In June 1995, along with his late father, Ron Rundle and Rob Baillie, he formed Rundle Management Services. In a recent merger with Skybound, Dave is driven to enhance the private client’s experience with Skybound.
Rob Baillie - Director: Business Development
Tawanda Makurumidze - Group Financial Controller