Matthys (Thys), is an independent non executive director. Thys, with 4 colleagues, co-founded Coronation Asset Management Limited (Coronation) and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 1996. In 2003, he led the listing of Coronation on the JSE. Thys has also been instrumental in the establishment of the empowerment asset management businesses Kagiso Asset Management, Namibia Asset Management, Coronation Fund Managers (Botswana) and African Harvest Asset Management. He was the chairperson of KWV Holdings Limited and served as a non-executive director of PSG Group Limited, Pioneer Food Group Limited, Attacq Limited and ZCI Limited.
Education: Bachelor of Science with majors in Viticulture, Biochemistry and Chemistry, Master of Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch
Other directorships: Thys is the executive chairman of Rootstock Investment Management Proprietary Limited.
Board committees:Corporate Governance and Nominations; Remuneration; Related Party Transaction (Chairperson)