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Management

The Trust is in the capable hands of the first trustees – Dirk Kemp, our former Head Boy, and Trevor Fish and Brian Fuchs both of whom are well known in SACS Old Boys’ circles.

Peter Bourne, a Chartered Accountant, has been appointed as Accounting Officer with an oversight responsibility concerning Governance, Financial Reporting and Tax Compliance.

Meet the Team

 

Dirk Kemp

Dirk Kemp in centre with Paul van Helden left and Ossie Raad (donor) right.

Born 6 September 1952, Dirk is married with four children and three grandchildren (so far!). He was educated at SACS (1959 – Sub B to 1969 – Matric) and UCT, where he graduated BA in 1975 and LlB in 1977; and Oxford, where he read PPE as a SACS Rhodes Scholar.

Dirk Kemp in centre with Paul van Helden left and Ossie Raad (donor) right.
Dirk Kemp in centre with Paul van Helden left and Ossie Raad (donor) right.

In 1980-81, Dirk trained in Corporate Finance at Hambros Bank in the City of London, before commencing a career in industry with Anglo American Corporation in Johannesburg (1982-83) and the Tongaat-Hulett Group (1983-89) in KZN. He served the following six years as Director of Public Affairs at the then University of Natal.

In 1996, he launched a publishing venture in partnership with Independent Newspapers, but when this failed, Dirk returned to corporate finance, consulting to the then new Marriott Merchant Bank (now Grindrod Bank). There he established relationships with clients that he has served since 2003 through Goodrich Investments, which in 2009 went into partnership with another SACS Old Boy, Justin Hardcastle to form Goodrich & Hardcastle.

In 2012-13, they helped their Akhona BEE client harvest R25 million from a casino investment and currently manage a growing private equity portfolio. This includes a substantial investment in rented residential property and they are currently looking at related integrated telecoms and green energy solutions; and are exploring opportunities in online or internet-enhanced education.

While in KZN Dirk was actively engaged in several socio-political initiatives (founding the Indaba Support Group in 1986 and serving on the Board of Uthongathi, the first deliberately non-racial school in South Africa, chairing the Finance Committee from 1986 to 1991. After returning to Cape Town in 2003, Dirk served the SACS OBU briefly first as an honorary consultant on fundraising and later as a member of the OBU committee.

Dirk is a Director of four companies and a Trustee of seven Trusts (apart from the SACS ’69 Trust) and chairs the trustees of a Body Corporate.

Trevor Brian Arthur Fish

Trevor Brian Arthur Fish born 20 January 1951 and is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Having completed his schooling at SACS in 1969, he joined the PG Group in 1971 as a trainee. He progressed in the Wood side of the business sitting on various Group Boards and spearheaded an MBO of the Group’s Timber interests in 1992 (Interwil Holdings).

Trevor is currently serving as CEO and major shareholder of this entity which trades and distributes lumber products internationally. He has served as Chairman of various entities i.e. SACS OBU(currently Hon Life President), Heart Foundation (SA), SACS Foundation Trust, a trustee Steenberg Home Owners Association, and various other sport committees over the years. Trevor is a keen and active sportsman over many years.

 

Trevor Fish and Brian Fuchs (Trustees)

Brian Fuchs

Born on the 7th of April 1952. Brian is married with 2 children. He attended SACS between 1958 and 1969. He completed a diploma in Clothing Production Management in 1974. Thereafter, he obtained the Licentiateship to the Clothing and Footwear Institute of London in 1980. After gaining experience as a production trainee, he was appointed as Factory Manager in a well-established manufacturing company. In January 1990, Brian founded Bri-Clo, which specialises in the manufacture of retail and corporate men’s shirts.

Brian is an active member of communities he’s involved with. He’s the Chairman of two bodies corporate and serves as a trustee on a third. He was also the co-convener of the 35th, 40th and 45th SACS 1969 year group reunions.

 

Peter Bourne

Born 22 February 1953, Peter Bourne is married with two daughters. Having matriculated at SACS in 1969, he studied accountancy at UCT, obtained his CTA with Distinction in 1974 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975. He became a partner in what is now KPMG in 1978 but retired from the practice in 1989 to become an academic at UCT.

He retired from UCT as an Emeritus Associate Professor in 2014 and is now the Joint Managing Director of Accounting Professional Training Pty Ltd, a company which specialises in training aspirant Chartered Accountants to write their “board exams”. He also runs a small practice as a Chartered Accountant and is a co-author of two text books.

Trevor Zabow, Peter Bourne, Tim Harker, Paul van Helden
Trevor Zabow, Peter Bourne, Tim Harker, Paul van Helden