Invited Speakers

Jeremy Gardiner

Jeremy Gardiner’s presentation was voted best through the Convention app in 2017 and he will once again provide a general economic update. He is a regular voice in the media, at conferences, and to the investment-related world at large, responsible for commenting on current affairs, economics, and investment markets.

A Director at Investec, Jeremy has been with the firm for 25 years, during which the business has grown from a small Cape Town asset management firm into a significant global business managing clients assets in excess of R1.6 trillion. Jeremy also served on the board of Western Provine/Stormers Rugby from 2003 to 2005, a period in which their performance was particularly poor!

Although he studied accounting at the University of Cape Town and Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Jeremy is neither an accountant nor an economist, but uses these skills to demystify what the accountants and economists are saying.


Professor Thuli Madonsela

The former Public Protector of South Africa, Professor Thuli Madonsela, will give a keynote address on ethical leadership and while opinions may differ on her tenure as Public Protector, it is a certainty that every delegate attending the Convention will want to hear her speak. She is currently the social justice Chair in the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law. She served for seven years as the Public Protector, fulfilling her mandate to support and strengthen South Africa’s constitutional democracy.

Professor Madonsela is known for her iconic leadership and contribution to the country in challenging times. She has been recognized internationally for her transparency, influence, integrity and commitment to truth and justice by Transparency International, the Law Society of South Africa, Forbes Africa and Times Magazine. She is known and loved for her courage, a deep caring for people and her leadership in challenging times. Professor Madonsela has done much to promote equality and overcome discrimination. She inspires her audience to step up and be part of the solution.