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Anton van Wyk


Managing Director

Anton is a CA(SA) with a passion for financial and management accounting. He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management. Anton has been involved in the education of prospective accountants, and training of qualified accountants, for more than 20 years. He has a passion for the accountancy and auditing professions, and equipping its members with carefully adapted skillsets that will prepare them for the future world of work. Anton joined Anchor Capital as Managing Director of its subsidiary company, CPD Campus.

Anél Jacobs


Director: Learning & Development

Anél is a Learning and Development professional with 20 years’ experience. She has worked across a wide variety of industries, and specialises in crafting and managing custom learning and development academies. She is passionate about developing integrated and targeted content, creating bespoke learning experiences and facilitating experiential and transformational learning. Anél holds a B.Comm. (Law) degree, obtained her B.Comm.Hons. cum laude and has a Master’s of Commerce degree in Industrial Psychology – all from the University of Stellenbosch.

Claire Smith


Project Manager

Claire holds an education degree, and has a passion for occupational learning and development. She has been involved in managing learning and development for more than 20 years and heads up Investor Campus, which is an independent, multi-disciplinary Financial Services Education Company and a subsidiary of the Anchor Group. Claire is also a Project Manager for CPD Campus.


Todd Kaplan


Chief Operating Officer 
(Anchor Capital)

Todd is the co-founder of Anchor Capital and The Anchor Group and assumes responsibility for several subsidiary businesses. Todd has taken key leadership roles in corporate management since 1998 with previous listed and unlisted companies. He is the Chief Operating Officer of the Group. His varied responsibilities include oversight of operational banking, logistics, HR, payroll, employment equity, B-BBEE, POPI Act, incentive schemes, PI and D&O cover, OH&S, CPD Campus, Investor Campus, Wildlife Campus, and operational IT and security.

Matthew Norwood-


Strategic Business Development


Matthew has a B.Comm. (Law and Management) from Wits University. He has been working in the financial services industry for 13 years. He started his career as a Private Banker at Investec and subsequently moved into Investec Wealth and Investment as an Investment Specialist. He has taken responsibility for Sales and Marketing for Anchor Capital since inception and is now the Head of Business Development across the Anchor Group.

Andrew Haiden 


Managing Director 
(Wild Dog Capital)

Andrew is a CA(SA) and completed his training contract at PKF Johannesburg (now Grant Thornton). He joined the investment industry through Robert Cowen Investments (RCI), a private client portfolio management company where he took on operational responsibilities. Andrew joined Anchor Capital when Anchor Capital bought a majority stake in RCI and took responsibility for corporate finance activities within the group. Andrew is the Managing Director of Wild Dog Capital, a division of Anchor Capital.

Olivier Barbeau


Deputy Chairman
(Moore South Africa)


Olivier is the Managing Director of Moore Johannesburg and Deputy Chairman of Moore South Africa. Olivier is registered as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and Mauritius. He has been involved as a principal in various corporate finance and advisory firms for over two decades. His extensive corporate finance experience has seen him initiate, develop and implement merger and acquisition transactions for both listed and unlisted companies across the African continent.

Charles Reid


(Moore South Africa)


Charles is the Managing Partner of Moore Durban, and currently serves as Chairman of the Moore South Africa Management Board as well as the Moore Africa Regional Council. He qualified as CA(SA) in 1981, became a Partner in 1987 and obtained a Higher Diploma in Taxation in 1991 from the University of Natal. Charles has extensive advisory experience in all aspects of general business practice and property transactions, with specific expertise in trust administration, and estate and tax planning, both locally and offshore.  Charles also sat on the South African Regulator’s Disciplinary Committee for 17 years.  

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