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Fund Management

Since 2007 Edge Growth has been building businesses and helping to integrate enterprise and supplier development (ESD) investments into corporate supply chains. Edge Growth is a trailblazer as an enterprise and supplier development fund manager currently managing six funds and over a billion rands in capital. Edge’s developmental acceleration programmes have seen clients strategically integrate and empower SMEs across various industries. Edge Growth is the appointed fund and programme manager. 

Investment Committee

Our Investment Committee is responsible for evaluating and approving the Fund’s portfolio of investments and boasts investment professionals with experience in private equity, SMEs and developmental investing.

Leon Campher



Riaz Gardee

Head of Corporate Finance


James Howard

Portfolio Manager

Future Growth

John Sturgeon

Group Executive, Corporate Finance, Liberty holdings LTD

Chairperson of Audit and Risk Committee

Mike Herrington

Executive Director

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Hanneke Louw

Corporate Finance and Investments


Taskeen Ismael

Corporate Finance Manager

Old Mutual

Board of Directors

The Fund is governed by a Board of Directors representing industry and Government with more than 200 combined years of specialist experience in financial services, governance, fund management, procurement and transformation.

Ingrid GoodSpeed

Non-Executive Director

Ruth Benjamin- Swales


ASISA Foundation

Niraj Gudka

Chief Operating Officer,

PSG Konsult

Ray-Ann Sedres

Head of Transformation


Schalk Fourie

Non-Executive Director

Zulfa Abdurahman

Chief Risk Officer

Old Mutual Investment Group

Francois Adriaan

Senior Policy Advisor


Rodger Walter

Chief Financial Officer


Lehlohonolo Mokomela

Group Transformation Head


Keneiloe Selamolela

Chief Transformation Officer


Dalton Datechong

Procurement – Group Finance