The Team

Liliane Barnard

CEO & Portfolio Manager BCom

Liliane is the CEO of the Group and is the listed property portfolio manager. Liliane has over 25 years’ experience in listed property and investment management. Liliane previously headed up asset management at Old Mutual Properties (Pty) Ltd and was also head of listed property and a retail investment analyst at Old Mutual Asset Managers (now OMIGSA) for 15 years. Liliane brings both local and international insight to the Metope Group. She spent 11 years independently managing institutional pension fund money and was also involved in establishing a joint-venture closed ended UK property fund. Liliane previously served as independent non-executive director of JSE listed property companies Emira, Redefine and ex-Pangbourne Properties Ltd.

Kelly Ward

Investment Analyst BSc Property Studies (Hons)

Kelly is responsible for research into the listed property sector, on both an industry view and also a fundamental stock basis. Her analysis of individual companies informs our investment decisions. She is a qualified Professional Valuer registered with the SA Council for the Property Valuers Profession, having gained extensive experience in the valuation of the listed property sector during her time at Old Mutual Property and later Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (OMIGSA). Prior to this, she worked in the Property Risk division at Investec Private Bank in Johannesburg.

Aimee Glisson

Performance & Risk Analyst BBusSc (Hons), CFA

Aimee manages Metope’s risk, operational, administration and client service functions. She worked at Kagiso Asset Management as an equity research analyst before joining Metope. Aimee completed her CFA qualification in 2015, as well as the CT1 course in financial maths from the Actuarial Society in the UK.

Vera von Lieres

Communications & Development Manager Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Vera manages Metope’s communications, marketing and business development functions. She has previously worked as a financial journalist for Business Day, I-Net Bridge, Reuters news agency and Business Report, and as a corporate communications consultant. Prior to joining Metope, she worked for seven years as an investment writer/editor and media and communications strategist at Kagiso Asset Management.

Thompson Ganyeka

Alternative Investments BCom

Thompson is responsible for creating innovative direct property investment opportunities for clients, as well as providing a macro view of the listed property sector. Thompson has over ten years’ industry experience, having worked in equities, property and fixed income as an analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Metope Group, Thompson worked at Regarding Capital Management (RECM) as a fixed income analyst and portfolio manager of the RECM Money Market Fund. Thompson also obtained valuable investment experience at Personal Trust, Fraters Asset Management (now Element Investment Managers) and at Oasis Asset Management where he focused on equity and fixed income analysis and portfolio management.