Hospitality Property Fund: Mara de Lima

Mara de Lima has been Financial Director of Hospitality Property Fund since 1 October 2016.

Mara de Lima served her articles at KPMG and then worked there as a Supervisor from 2005 to 2007. She joined Southern sun as Management Accountant in October 2007. In February 2009, she joined Tsogo Sun Hotels as Group Financial Manager. Mara was appointed CFO of Hospitality Property Fund in October 2016. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 at SAICA and has a B.Com and B.Compt in Accounting. She studied at UNISA and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Work
2016 – Present    Financial Director, Hospitality Property Fund Ltd
2009 – 2016         Group Financial Manager, Tsogo Sun Hotels
2007 – 2009         Management Accountant, Southern Sun Hotels
2005 – 2007         Supervisor/Manager, KPMG
2003 – 2005         Auditor, KPMG

Education
2006 – 2007         CA(SA), SAICA
2002                       B. Com, Accounting, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1997 – 2001         B. Compt., Accounting, UNISA
1995                       Matric, Saint Dominics 

About Hospitality Property Fund Ltd: Hospitality Property Fund Limited is a property loan stock company, which invests in hotel and leisure properties. The Fund is a publicly traded company and was listed on the main board of the JSE Limited under the Financials – Real Estate sector in February 2006. Hospitality converted from a Property Loan Stock (PLS) to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on 1 July 2013 and is the only dedicated hotel REIT in South Africa.

Hospitality Property Fund Ltd reported a revenue of R498 million in 2017.