Strong corporate governance is critical to our ability to maintain the highest standards at Ethos.
Ethos is governed by the following key entities:
- Board of Directors
Ethos’ Board of Directors is chaired by non-executive Chairman, Peter Mageza. Andre Roux is a non-executive director. Executive directors are Stuart MacKenzie, Craig Dreyer, and Jos van Zyl. The Board is responsible for overall firm strategy.
- Investment Committee
Each Ethos fund has an Investment Committee responsible for advising its funds under management on investment decisions and the overall monitoring of the funds’ investments.
- Executive Committee
The Executive Committee (“Exco”) is responsible for the management of Ethos’ business, including investment performance and returns, resource allocation and investment priorities, risk management, investor relations, communications and human capital.
- Risk and Controls Committee
The Ethos Risk and Controls Committee is chaired by independent Chairman, Rob Drakes, former partner at Deloitte. The Risk and Controls Committee provides independent oversight of the Ethos financial processes as well as risk monitoring within the Ethos Group.
Conflicts of Interest
Rigorous internal policies and guidelines reduce the instances when conflicts of interest arise and address conflicts that do arise in a way that protects and deals fairly with the interests of all stakeholders.
Relationships with Portfolio Companies
Ethos’ investment professionals represent the interests of Limited Partners' funds under management and monitor the on-going performance of investee companies, providing support and advice when necessary.