Bronwyn Bayvel

Ms. Bronwyn Bayvel is Non-Executive Independent Director of Ascension Properties Limited.


Bronwyn Bayvel received a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, majoring in Economics.

She started her banking career at CorpCapital Bank on the Corporate Funding desk, and has since gained over eight years’ experience in the banking and property industries in South Africa. She worked for top South African property developer, Zenprop Property Holdings, where she managed the group’s fi nancial due diligence, capital raising and tax structuring.

Before joining Dubai World Africa in January 2008 and relocating to Cape Town, she spent four years in the capital markets division at Investec Bank Limited where she was responsible for the advising, underwriting and arranging of the debt required for the acquisition by Dubai World and London & Regional of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. As corporate finance director at Dubai World Africa, she was responsible for fi nancing various African assets as well as the refi nancing of the V&A Waterfront facility in 2009. In addition, she acted as a shareholder representative at board level responsible predominantly for the asset management of their investment in the V&A Waterfront.

Bronwyn has been involved in a number of prominent South African real estate transactions including, amongst others, acquisitions by an Australian based company of a local hotel group, development of the Maponya Mall in Soweto, management buyout of Lanseria International Airport and the funding of the One & Only Hotel.

Bronwyn has been a director at Thirty3degrees Financial Services Proprietary Limited since August 2009. Thirty3degrees recently represented both offshore shareholders in the V&A Waterfront on the disposal to Public Investment Corporation and Growthpoint Properties Limited.

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