Jenna has been appointed as the fund’s permanent CFO after serving as interim CFO since July 2022.
Investec Property Fund has appointed its interim CFO, Jenna Sprenger, as the company’s new permanent CFO, with immediate effect.
“My career to date, and the last nearly nine years spent at Investec Property Fund, has enhanced my strategic thinking, and allowed me to be adaptable, progressive and passionate while still enhancing my organisational and project management skills,” Jenna said.
She explained that she has succeeded through times of crisis by implementing the appropriate crisis management and using her communication skills, which provided her with the experience and leadership to enable and guide teams to achieve both strategic and operational deliverables. “I have a deep love for Africa and a great respect for its many people. I am passionate about growing and developing business and people,” she adds.
Jenna has been the interim CFO since July 2022. She joined the company in August 2014 and in 2018 was appointed as CFO. However, in 2020, she stepped down from the role to spend more time with her young family. During this time, she was responsible for managing Investec’s balance sheet, assisted in driving the fund’s ESG strategy, and was instrumental in the operation of the European platform.
“During my tenure, I have been responsible for multiple facets of the business, from all aspects of financial reporting to the set-up and management of conservative balance sheet and treasury management function,” Jenna said.
She explained that her time at the fund has provided her with new growth opportunities, including exposure to all aspects of the business, and a key role in the continued successful implementation of the fund’s strategy of capital optimisation.
Prior to joining Investec Property Fund, Jenna served as a financial manager for Annuity Properties for a year. From 2009 until 2013 she was a manager and audit clerk at KPMG South Africa. She also completed a six-month secondment to KPMG New York during this time.
On a more personal note, Jenna is an avid runner and enjoys spending time outdoors. She is married with two children she adores.