The Rockwood team has been deliberately constructed to contain individuals from diverse backgrounds but with extensive experience in their respective disciplines pertaining to private equity.
Gareth joined the company in 2008 and is responsible for operational and financial matters as well as investor relations.
Since joining, Gareth has been extensively involved in portfolio management and valuations. He serves on the boards of Tsebo and Kwikspace.
Gareth became a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in London in 1996, before moving to South Africa in 1997, specialising in Corporate Finance at KPMG Johannesburg. He joined BHP Billiton in 2000 and was the Manager for Corporate Finance, South Africa and subsequently worked in their Business Economics and Evaluation team. In 2003 Gareth set up and managed a number of small businesses before rejoining KPMG in 2005 as the Head of Business Development: Tax and Legal, focusing on the Private Equity clients of the firm. Prior to joining Absa Capital Private Equity Gareth was the COO of the Private Equity Group of KPMG in South Africa.