Brendon was schooled at Durban High School in Durban, South Africa. He worked for Standard Bank for two years up to early 1997, where after he headed for London. He acquired a broad range of investment banking focused consulting experience over a six-year period in London working for JP Morgan Chase, West Landes Bank, Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Reuters.
After completing his MBA at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town in
2003, he headed for Thailand where he set up an entrepreneurial venture and then spent 2 years as an accounting and information technology business consultant at Diethlem Travel Group until October 2006.
Upon moving to Mauritius in November 2006, Brendon became a shareholder and was appointed Managing Director of Inter-Ocean Management Limited, a Mauritian offshore management company licensed by the Financial Services Commission in November 2006. He managed to return the business to profitability and grew the revenue base by 25% per annum up to 2012, in the process building up a valuable business network across a number of sub-Saharan countries. Inter-Ocean Management Limited was successfully sold to the Maitland Group, and rebranded Maitland (Mauritius) Limited in June 2012.
After completing his earnout at Maitland (Mauritius) Limited in 2014, Brendon, in partnership with Rudolf Pretorius and Zain Madarun formed Adansonia Holdings Limited. The group currently provides a number of value-add solutions to a range of corporate and private equity clients from the USA, UK, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.
Brendon serves, inter alia, on the boards/investment committees of:
- Denham Capital’s African mining platform (Tremont Master Holdings) and its portfolio companies
- Alphamin Resources Corporation, a listed TSX company
- BSI Steel Africa Limited
- Novare Fund Manager Limited
- Africa Capitalworks Limited
- Tana Africa.
Brendon holds dual South African and British citizenship and is married to Henda with 2 children.