Board of Directors
Ian Kilbride, Chairman
Ian has been the Chairman and CEO of Warwick Wealth internationally since its inception in January 2002. During his career he has held many key positions and directorships within numerous listed and also private companies, based in various international jurisdictions including, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. He was the founder, CEO and Chairman of The Appleton Group (TAG) of companies, taking it to a highly successful listing in 1999. Ian has amassed extensive knowledge of the private banking and wealth management industry and has been actively involved in financial services for well over 28 years. The Founder and Chairman of the Spirit Foundation, formed in April1994, has enabled him to oversee the education, mentoring and active guidance of hundreds of scholars, from disadvantaged backgrounds, throughout their high school years. A member of a number of clubs, his South African club memberships include, Wanderers Club, Cape Town Club, Kelvin Grove Club, Western Province Cricket Club, Royal Cape Yacht Club, as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Investment Analysts Society. Ian is now delighted to also act as, from its foundation year 2015, the inaugural Chairman of Lords Taverners South Africa, a year which also marked the 25th anniversary of his arrival in this great country and continent.
David Ralph, CEO
Since his arrival in South Africa in 1975, David has held senior management positions in the fields of retail, marketing and advertising. His latest venture being as the Marketing Director of Magscene, an importer of international magazines.
David’s love of cricket stems back to his school and university days in the UK and was a committed member of both Inanda CC and The Ancients in Johannesburg where he was the Chairman and Keeper respectively. He joined Kent Park Taverners in the late 80’s and is currently the Chairman.
The opportunity to start a local chapter of the Lord’s Taverners arose in 2014 and the UK agreed to this venture in July of this year. The South African Club and Charity is committed to the same aims as in the UK, namely providing support for disabled and disadvantaged children, under the banner of “giving young people a sporting chance”.
The first initiatives in 2016 will be to introduce table Cricket into schools for the disabled as well as partnering with Sporting Chance to explore opportunities for previously disadvantaged children.
Marc is the MD of Warwick Investment Management and a member of the Warwick EXCO. He joined Warwick in February 2012 where he started as the Financial Controller of Warwick Services. He quickly advanced within the company and became the National Manager of Warwick Services in October 2013. He was appointed as the General Manager of Warwick Operations in March 2014 and joined the Board of Warwick Operations in July 2014. Educated at Paarl Boys High, Marc then graduated at the top of his class with Honours in Bcom Financial Management from the University of Stellenbosch.
His non-profit organisation skills include the financial management of The Spirit Foundation, a charity providing children with an education.
Kate is a senior Media and Public Relations specialist, currently employed in the financial sector, with 15 years’ experience in a number of communications and brand disciplines. She is currently responsible for the reputation management and delivery of effective communication plans in 19 markets – outside of Standard Bank’s South African headquarters – in East, West and Southern Africa.
She managed the communication and PR outputs for Standard Bank’s cricket and football sponsorships from 2004 to 2010, Castle Lager’s cricket and rugby sponsorships while at a independent sports marketing agency, and Nedbank’s sports properties from 2001 to 2003.
Kate has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a PDM in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa.
Armand Bam is currently the Executive Director of the League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB). He has a keen interest in community development focussing on sport, disability and environmental issues. He is a member of Lion’s Clubs International, trustee of the Cape Town Environmental Trust (CTEET) and has extensive experience in project managing grass roots sport and recreation programmes in Africa. He is also the Global Development Director for World Blind Cricket (Ltd) and President of Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) and has previously been a committee member of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) futsal sub committee. He holds a post graduate degree in Biokinetics, a Master’s degree in Disability Studies and is currently working towards completing his PhD in Business Administration.