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Management team

Michael Watters

Chief Executive

Michael Watters

Chief Executive

Michael is a qualified engineer with a BSc Eng (Civil) Degree and an MBA. He has over 27 years' experience in the investment banking and real estate industries. He has held directorships of some of South Africa’s top rated listed property funds including Sycom Property Fund and Hyprop Investments Limited as well as the Sapphire Retail Fund in the UK.

Stephen Oakenfull

Deputy Chief Executive

Stephen Oakenfull

Deputy Chief Executive

Stephen is a CFA charterholder with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Construction Management. He spent four years working as a management consultant for Turner & Townsend, an international construction and management consultancy, both in South Africa and London. Prior to joining Redefine International Fund Managers, Stephen was an analyst for DTZ Corporate Finance involved in raising capital for property developments and investments in the UK and Europe.

Adrian Horsburgh

Property Director

Adrian Horsburgh

Property Director

Adrian joined Redefine International in March 2014 following a 30 year career with Jones Lang LaSalle (“JLL”) (formerly King Sturge), where he most recently held the role of Retail Investment Director. Adrian first joined King Sturge (Formerly King & Co) as a Trainee Surveyor in the Investment Department following attaining a Diploma in Accountancy at City of London Polytechnic. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor while at the firm and was appointed an Equity Partner in 1992. On the merger of King Sturge with JLL in 2011 he was appointed an International Director of the merged company. Adrian has worked exclusively in the Investment Sector with a specialisation in Retail and Shopping Centres.

Donald Grant

Chief Financial Officer

Donald Grant

Chief Financial Officer

Donald is a Chartered Accountant having trained at Coopers & Lybrand in New Zealand. Upon moving to the UK, he had 10 years working within various banking and broking institutions prior to moving into the property sector. Donald joined the Group in 2015 from fellow FTSE 250 constituent Capital & Counties Properties PLC where he had spent the last seven years and held the position of financial controller.

Helder Pereira

CEO Redefine BDL Hotel Group Limited

Helder Pereira

CEO Redefine BDL Hotel Group Limited

Helder was Managing Director of the South African based Southern Sun Group and also a Director of Tsogo Sun Holdings which had significant Casino interests in South Africa. He was responsible for over 80 hotels, from economy to luxury properties, including an International Convention Centre and over 9,000 employees. Helder has chaired the International Association of Holiday Inns (IAHI) EMEA and was on the IAHI Board. He contributed to this important Intercontinental Hotel Group committee for over 10 years.

Peter Katz

Director, European Portfolio

Peter Katz

Director, European Portfolio

Peter is a qualified Lawyer with a master’s degree in taxation. He has over eight years' experience in law and taxation having worked in the property department of one of Australia's largest law firms as well as being a senior tax manager at Deloitte. For the last nine years Peter has been sourcing property acquisitions and banking finance in Western Europe having closed deals with a total value of over €500m. He has also been heavily involved in providing asset management services, identifying value-add opportunities and working closely with tenants in extending leases and floor space.

Matthew Baddeley

Senior Asset Manager UK Retail

Matthew Baddeley

Senior Asset Manager UK Retail

Matthew joined Redefine International in December 2016 and is responsible for the UK Retail portfolio.  Prior to joining Redefine International, Matthew was at The Crown Estate, where he spent the past two years as a retail-focused asset manager, directly responsible for the management of £600 million of retail warehousing, food store and shopping centre assets within the business’ wider £2.5 billion regional portfolio. Prior to this, Matthew spent over seven years with Savills UK, most recently as an Associate on the Retail team where he specialised in advising clients on Out of Town Retail investments. A Chartered Surveyor, Matthew holds a MA in Commercial Property from the University of Sheffield.

Darryl Kohler

Group Development Manager

Darryl Kohler

Group Development Manager

Darryl is a registered professional engineer with a BSc Eng. (Civil) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Construction Management. He practiced as an Engineer for 15 years before entering the property industry where he worked for several years with a dynamic property development company in South Africa. Prior to joining Redefine International he developed and managed his own property portfolio of Office, Residential and Petrol Filling Station interests.

Sarah Jones

Senior Asset Manager UK Commercial

Sarah Jones

Senior Asset Manager UK Commercial

Sarah is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with a PGdip in Real Estate from South Bank University. Sarah has eight years of experience in surveying covering Valuation, Corporate Recovery and Asset Management. Prior to joining Redefine International, Sarah worked at ExxonMobil in the Global Real Estate team. She worked as an Analyst as well as an Asset Manager with a portfolio of offices and residential across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sarah is now responsible for the UK Commercial portfolio.

Johannes Becker

Senior Asset Manager, European Portfolio

Johannes Becker

Senior Asset Manager, European Portfolio

Johannes is a qualified Real Estate Asset Manager who joined Redefine in July 2014 with more than nine years’ of experience in the retail real estate sector. Prior to joining Redefine International he worked for numerous German based retail asset management and development platforms for RE Private Equity firms such as Apollo Global Investment, Cerberus Capital and Arax Properties in the fields of transaction, asset management and development. In his current role, Johannes runs the German office of Redefine International in Berlin, being responsible for sourcing acquisitions and bank financing as well as adding value to the existing European portfolio.

Henry Giles

Senior Investment Manager

Henry Giles

Senior Investment Manager

Henry focuses on implementation of portfolio strategy, transactional execution, and the origination and management of investment opportunities. Prior to Redefine he worked in private practise as a consultant, advising a broad client base ranging from institutional investors to high net worth individuals. Henry is a chartered member of the RICS and holds an MSc from Reading University.


Lisa Hibberd

Company Secretary

Lisa Hibberd

Company Secretary

Lisa Hibberd is a qualified company secretary with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies. She previously worked for Emerald Energy PLC before joining the Redefine International in 2010.

Michelle Daniels

Group Head of Marketing

Michelle Daniels

Group Head of Marketing

Michelle is a marketing professional with over 17 years’ experience in the retail property industry and joined Redefine International in January 2015. Prior to her current role, Michelle spent 13 years with Toolbox Marketing, one of Europe’s leading retail marketing specialists, working with landlords, managing agents and retailers across Europe before taking up the role of UK Managing Director. Previous positions include marketing roles with life insurance group Friends Provident and Milner Estates. Michelle is responsible for driving effective marketing of the Company and its retail and commercial property portfolios, supporting the strategic growth of the business.