Select’s Group Management are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and for establishing and implementing effective internal controls and risk management procedures to ensure that the businesses are conducted in a responsible manner.

The various departments of Group Management also provide technical assistance and specialized knowledge to the operations in the various countries of operation.


Sean O’Sullivan

Group Chief Executive Officer
B Com Honours, MBASean joined the Group in 2010. Prior to joining, Sean was the Head of Sales and Marketing at First National Bank’s home loans division for 3 years, responsible for the development and management of the retail mortgage lending book and the affordable housing sector in South Africa.Prior to joining First National Bank, Sean pursued his own interests and was CEO of Iquad Treasury Ltd for 15 years. Iquad is a risk management company with specific focus on both interest rate and currency management for large national and multi-national corporate companies. As part of Sean’s exit plan, he listed Iquad on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Shane Leas, CA (SA)

Group Chief Financial Officer
BCom (Hons) (Accounting), registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Shane joined the Group in June 2021

Prior to joining Select Advisors, Shane held the role of Group Financial Manager at Sun International Limited where he was responsible for managing the full financial function of the listed group. His role entailed:

• Preparation of complex Consolidated Annual Financial Statements consisting of South African, Latin American and other African businesses;
• Managing the group’s central Treasury and Tax function;
• Managing the group’s deadlines on various deliverables;
- quarterly forecast planning,
- monitoring and reporting;
- annual budget planning,
- presenting quarterly reports to the Audit Committee;
- providing ad hoc and quarterly feedback to JSE Analysts; and
- implementing new IFRS accounting standards across the group.

• He was Chairman of the group’s Technical Accounting Committee (“TAC”)

• Formed part the team:
- Which refinanced the group’s external debt portfolio through an RFP process resulting in substantial annual group interest savings
- Which successfully executed two separate capital raises of R1.6 billion and R1.2 billion over a course of eighteen months through Rights Offers to Shareholders
- Concluding various merger and acquisition locally and internationally as well as disposing of non-core investments.
- Implemented a shared service model across the group.
- Which navigated a “Covid-19 business restructure”

Wayne Faulds

Chief Executive Officer: Retail
Oxford Brooks accredited MBA, Diplomas in Marketing Management, International Treasury Management and Banking Regulation.Prior to joining Select Group in 2008, Wayne held the position of Divisional General Manager for UTi Group’s banking logistics division which focused on the distribution of credit/debit and transactional cards and cheque books.Prior to joining UTi, Wayne gained 20 years of experience in banking and microfinance as, amongst others, a dual General Manager of Non-Mortgage Housing and Customer Care with the Unifer Group (a microfinance provider in South Africa).

Anusha Naidu, CA (SA)

Corporate Finance
BCom (Hons) (Accounting), registered with the South African Institute of Chartered AccountantsAnusha joined the Group in April 2016. Prior to joining, Anusha completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. She has specialist financial services experience across local and international markets.She spent 3 years in PwC’s Banking and Capital Markets Audit team in Johannesburg, where she led external audits on Standard Bank Group and FirstRand Treasury. Thereafter she spent 3 years in PwC’s M&A; Advisory team in London, where she led various buy-side and sell-side transactions for a variety of financial services clients, including private equity, hedge funds, investment banks, and retail banks. In addition, on her return to South Africa, she consulted to Old Mutual Investment Group for 6 months. Anusha passed Level I of the CFA Program, and is a 2017 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.


Chief Executive Officer: Eswatini
Bheki has been with Select for over 15 years and has risen through the ranks on the back of consistent performances in the various portfolio’s he previously occupied, which has enabled him to gain vast experience in the microfinance industry. Prior being promoted to CEO, Bheki held the role of General Manager where he was responsible for the overall operational excellence, which include operational oversite, performance management, operational result analysis and oversite in the execution of company strategy. Bheki holds an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.

Theo van Rooyen

Chief Operating Officer: Retail
Prior to joining, Theo held the role of Area Manager at Finbond Mutual Bank where he was responsible for managing the total operational function of all branches in Gauteng. Theo has extensive Africa experience within Microfinance gained during his tenure at Blue Financial Services where he worked in countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia.Theo holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Banking and Economics.

Kisa Kalolokesya

Chief Executive Officer: Malawi
Kisa brings with him over 10 years of experience within financial services and specifically the microfinance industry.Prior to joining Select, Kisa held the role of Chief Operations Officer at Blue Financial Services where he was responsible for the management of core business operations including lending, product development, sales and marketing, human resource management, policy development and application of internal controls. Kisa holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.

Norman Ambunya

Chief Executive Officer: Kenya
Norman brings with him sixteen years of expertise in financial services. He offers a blend of finance & accounting leadership backed by strategy, operations, risk management, corporate finance, business development and ALCO expertise. Prior to joining Select, Norman led Noredge Economics Group, a Boutique Consulting Firm offering Finance, Management, Economic Analysis, Research and Business Consulting Services.Prior to this Norman held the role of Managing Director at Spire Bank where he had overall responsibility for the Bank. Prior to this he held the role of Chief Financial Officer where he had functional responsibility over Finance, Treasury and Administration functions.Key accomplishments for Norman in his most recent role included the following:• Accomplished, during the first six months, a substantial decrease in operating losses before tax by 53% from KES1.6B to KES746M in the financial year ending December 2018.• Led and mentored 10 executive staff to direct overall responsibility for the development of 200+ team members. • Drew up a turnaround business model implementable over a three-year period for the Bank driven by a new strategic direction leading to more than twice bottom line improvement year-on-year. • Achieved an after-tax profit of KES106.2M during Q1 2019 with a 100%+ increase from a KES265.1M loss during the same period the previous year.• Created a robust working atmosphere to transform the Bank through dynamic operations, open communication, operating integrity, and accountability to firmly plot an upward trend into profitability.Previous experience in our industry includes having held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Real People – East Africa.Norman holds a Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Sustainability, a Doctor of Finance Degree, a Master of Arts Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).


Chief Executive Officer: Uganda
Marthin brings with him extensive industry experience and will be playing a lead role in setting up Select Management Services Botswana, as well as the day-to-day running of the business.Prior to joining Select, Marthin held the role of Managing Director of GetBucks & TU Loans Botswana. His responsibilities entailed leading the development of strategies, policies and processes across all functions in order to achieve the company’s mission and objectives; controlling the effective provision of the company’s services to ensure quality of service and operational integrity in accordance with the company’s strategy and policies; monitoring and controlling all lending to ensure that it was undertaken in accordance with the company’s credit policy; acing as Principal Officer for the insurance side of the business; developing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of service; recruitment & management of staff; continuous reassessment of the operational risk inherent in the business, monitoring changing economic and market conditions; overseeing legal & regulatory requirements and budgeting.Notable achievements for Marthin in this role were the following:• Starting up the company in Botswana and establishing all operational procedures in country.• Building a book of more than P230,000,000 with a collection rate of more than 95% since inception of the business.• Doubling the insurance business in terms of profit & sales, achieving collections of almost P2,000,000 per month.• Registering a bond on the Botswana Stock Exchange for P500,000,000. Prior to this Marthin held the role of Senior Roaming Country Manager and International Training & Development Manager at Blue Financial Services.Marthin holds a Bachelor of Personnel Leadership Honours Degree in Industrial Economics, a Bachelors’ Degree in Personnel Leadership, the Certificate of Proficiency of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), the Intermediate Certificate in Business Studies of the IISA and an International Diploma in Teaching & Training.