Matthys, known as Thys, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Rootstock Investment Management Proprietary Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Attacq Limited. He was the Chairperson of KWV Holdings Limited and served as a Non-Executive Director of PSG Group Limited, Pioneer Food Group Limited and ZCI Limited. Thys, with 4 colleagues, was instrumental in co-founding Coronation and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 1996. In 2003, he led the listing of Coronation on the JSE. Thys has been instrumental in the establishment of numerous empowerment asset management businesses, including African Harvest Asset Management, Kagiso Asset Management, Namibia Asset Management and Coronation Fund Managers (Botswana).
Education: He holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in Viticulture, Biochemistry and Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch.