Partners

Ethos' partners have over 200 years collective private equity experience and are led by CEO, Stuart MacKenzie.

Our people represent the most experienced private equity team in South Africa and our single greatest asset.

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Leadership Team
Stuart MacKenzie

Stuart MacKenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart joined Ethos in 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Anthonie de Ber

Anthonie de Beer

Managing Partner: Large Equity Funds

Anthonie de Beer joined Ethos in 2002. He has developed significant experience across the private equity value [...]

Bruce Baisley

Partner: Large Equity Funds

Bruce joined the Brait Group in March 2001 and has been responsible for investments in technology, manufacturi [...]

Edward Pitsi

Edward Pitsi

Managing Partner: Mid Market Fund

Ed joined Ethos as an Associate in February 2011 and was promoted to Principal in October 2013. He is a Partne [...]

James Newman

Partner: Large Equity Funds

James joined the Brait Group in July 2010 and has been responsible for investments in health & fitness, financ [...]

Joao Rodrigues

Joao Rodrigues

Partner: Value Add

Joao joined Ethos as a Principal in July 2014 and specialises in our Value Add discipline. He became a Partner [...]

Jonathan Matthews

Jono Matthews

Partner: Large Equity Funds

Jonathan joined Ethos in September 2014 as a transacting partner.

Jos van Zyl

Jos van Zyl

Chief Operating Officer

Jos joined Ethos in 2006 and has been involved in the evaluation and execution of numerous investments.

Mark Parsons

Group CFO

Mark joined the Brait Group in February 2009. Prior to that, he was a partner at Deloitte in the financial ser [...]

Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

Partner: Large Equity Funds

Michael joined Ethos in 2006 & was promoted to Partner in 2016. Since joining, he has been involved in the exe [...]

Ngalaah Chuphi

Ngalaah Chuphi

Partner: Mezzanine Fund

Ngalaah joined Ethos in 1999 and leads the Firm's sub-Saharan Africa strategy.

Nic Kohler

Partner: Ai Fund

Roger Grobler and Nic started the Ethos Ai Fund in 2018.

Peter Hayward-Butt

Peter Hayward-Butt

Partner: Head of Strategic Projects

Peter joined Ethos Private Equity in 2016 and became the CEO of Ethos Capital in July 2016.

Phillip Myburgh

Phillip Myburgh

Managing Partner: Ethos Mezzanine Partners

Phillip has 24 years’ experience and is a co-Founder and Partner of Ethos Mezzanine Partners (previously cal [...]

Richard Fienberg

Richard Fienberg

Partner: Value Add

Richard joined Ethos in 2011 to lead and develop the Firm's in-house value add capability.

Roger Grobler

Partner: Ai Fund

Roger and Nic Kohler started the Ethos Ai Fund in 2018.

Rohan Dyer

Rohan Dyer

Partner: Head of Investor Relations

Rohan joined in 2014 as Ethos’ Head of Investor Relations.

Rolf Hartmann

Partner: Large Equity Funds

Rolf joined the Brait Group in September 2003 where his responsibilities have included managing investments in [...]

Sonja De Bruyn Sebotsa

Sonja De Bruyn

Partner

Ethos Mid Market Fund I is chaired by Sonja, she also sits on our Board and Exco. She has 19 years’ experie [...]

Titi Sekhukhune

Titi Sekhukhune

Partner : Mid Market Fund

Titi Sekhukhune joined Ethos as an Associate in August 2012.

Walter Hirzebruch

Walter Hirzebruch

Partner: Mezzanine Fund

Walter joined Mezzanine Partners (now called Ethos Mezzanine Partners) in 2006 as a Partner.