James Smith was appointed an Executive Director and Financial Director of Putprop in 2009. He joined Messina Limited in 1988, gaining 11 years broad financial experience in the automotive industry, culminating in being appointed Group Financial Director of Messina Heavy Vehicles. James has held board positions with various organisations and has also been exposed to over 13 years’ operational and management experience in the retail and property sectors. He also holds directorships in several unlisted companies. He has a B.Acc from Wits University and a B.Sc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
2009 – Present Financial Director, Putprop Ltd
2013 – Present Investor Relations, Putprop Ltd
2009 – 2013 Company Secretary, Putprop Ltd
1988 – 1999 Group Financial Director, Messina Heavy Vehicles
B.Sc, University of Natal
B.Acc, University of Witwatersrand
About Putprop Ltd: Putprop Ltd operates a portfolio of properties with strong contractual cash flows created to achieve long term sustainability and capital appreciation for all its stakeholders. The group listed in the Real Estate Investment Trusts sector on the JSE Limited on 4 July 1988. Putprop’s current property portfolio is spread across the office, retail and industrial sectors in line with the Group’s strategic objectives.
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