Women’s network shines spotlight on its latest stars
NOMZAMO RADEBE, acting managing director at Pareto Limited, is this year’s winner of the Women’s Property Network (WPN) Five Star Woman Award.
And Nozipho Maila, operations manager of the Property Investment Division of the Public Investment Corporation, is the inaugural winner of WPN’s Rising Star Award.
Both awards are sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, and the winners were announced at the WPN People of Property breakfast, held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The other finalists for the Five Star Woman Award were Patricia Emmett, founding director of Emmett Architects; Sanett Uys, director of group corporate affairs for Colliers Inter national; and Christa Bonnet, public-private partnership business manager for Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments.
The other finalists for the Rising Star Award were Sakina Nosarka, asset manager on the Triangle Real Estate Development Fund at Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments; Nonkululeko Ntshona, managing director of Nonku Nthsona & Associates; and Saloshini Gounder, property and development manager at Massdiscounters.
Amelia Beattie, the WPN awards committee chairwoman, says: “2009 has seen the most nominations for the competition, which is encouraging. Judging was difficult and there was healthy debate as the candi- dates were of an exceptional quality, but in the end Nomzamo and Nozipho came out tops.”
Brian Roberts, Gauteng regional executive for Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, says this is the sixth year Nedbank has sponsored the Five Star Woman Awards, and now the Rising Star Awards. The bank continues to believe it has a role to play as it strives to become a truly empowered bank, and its sponsorship of these awards is part of the investment it is making in the property industry.
Radebe was recently appointed as Pareto’s acting managing director, after being financial director since May 2006. She is a chartered accountant with an extensive appreciation of the property industry.
She is a non-executive director of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.
Maila is an operations manager of the property investment division of the PIC, having joined the company in 2005 as a financial manager. She completed her articles at KPMG and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2003.
Maila oversees the financial, operational and investment affairs of a R24 billion portfolio of properties, held directly and through equity stakes in listed and unlisted property investment companies.
She serves on the board of Pareto and its audit and risk, procurement and risk sub-committees. She also serves on the board of African Capital and chairs its audit and risk committee.