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

Head of Research and Portfolio Manager 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

Director: Operations, Performance & Risk 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.

Zovuyo Magxala

Financial Accountant BCom

Zovuyo is the Financial Accountant/Fund Accountant of Metope. She is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of the company, as well as client reporting.

Prior to joining Metope in 2019, Zovuyo worked for SNG Grant Thornton Inc. where she completed her articles as a Trainee Accountant. She was trained and supervised in the areas of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. Her experience encompasses the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards of Auditing (ISA). Zovuyo is currently studying towards her Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences through Unisa in order to qualify as a CA(SA).