Our Investment Team


Private Equity: Fairtree Elevant Ventures

Chairman of investment committee: Fairtree Elevant Ventures

Co-founded Fairtree in 2006

Kobus Nel
Chairman of Investment Committee: Fairtree Elevant Ventures
Investment Team - Equity

Managing Director: Fairtree Elevant Ventures

Joined Fairtree in 2021

David Evans
Managing Director: Fairtree Elevant Ventures
Investment Team -Alternative Real Estate

Private Equity Investments Principal

MBA, CFA, CA(SA), BAcc(Hons)
Joined Fairtree in 2019

Gabriel Louw
Private Equity Investments Principal

Investor Relations

BCom (Financial Management), PGDA, Project Management, MBA

Sybrand Engelbrecht
Investor Relations
Ryan Jamieson

Ryan Jamieson

Head: Retail Sales (North & KZN)​

Ryan joined Fairtree in 2016 and is the head of Retail Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Momentum in 1998, where he held various roles, such as investment marketing, sales and distribution, over 15 years. In addition, he led the national team of Investment Specialists at Momentum and served on Group Investment Committees. Ryan then joined Investec, where he continued to be involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the Investec fund range. He returned to Momentum as head of Wealth Management, where he was responsible for the full integration of the investment philosophy, house views, fund solutions and wealth management proposition.