Gerald Leissner z”l – Honorary Life Chairman
Chartered Accountant (South Africa) since 1964, CEO of Arrowhead Properties Limited since 2011 and Indluplace Properties Limited since 2015, both listed JSE REITS In June 1964 joined Townsview Estates (Pty) Limited – the property management company of the Schlesinger Organisation. In 1972, as a result of the acquisition of the Schlesinger Organisation by Anglo American Corporation Limited, Townsview Estates changed its name to Anglo American Property Services (“AMPROS”). At AMPROS, during the period 1964 to 2001 held the position of accountant, company secretary and was appointed managing director in 1978. Held the position of Chairman of the four JSE listed companies managed by AMPROS. Appointed alternate director of Anglo American Corporation in 1984. In 2001 Anglo American sold the AMPROS business to ApexHi and ApexHi on-sold the property management elements. Served as CEO of ApexHi from 2001 until June 2009 when Redefine Properties Limited acquired the R16 billion property portfolio from ApexHi. Non executive chairman of Stenprop Limited. Gerald leaves behind his wife Shirley, 4 children – Wendy Machanik (Alumna 1982), Nicole Schachat (Alumna 1984), Jonty (Alumnus 1985) and Michael (Alumnus 1992), and grandchildren, Sarah (Grade 9), Sasha (Grade 5) and Ella (Grade 3) at Yeshiva College.