Board of Directors

Mr. Guy D.Z. Phiri


Mr Guy Phiri was appointed as a Non-Executive Director for Cavmont Bank on the 21st of October 2011. Mr Phiri served as the Managing Director of Engen Petroleum Zambia Limited, overseeing all operations of Engen in Zambia.

Before assuming the mantel of Managing Director, he served as the Divisional Manager in charge of Marketing at Engen. He also worked for Mobile Zambia as Lubricants Manager, Planning Associate and Lubrication Engineer, spanning a five year period. Mr Phiri also worked for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) as a Metallurgical Engineer.

He holds a Master's Degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology. Mr Phiri is a member of the following professional bodies; Associate Member of City and Guilds (AGGI), London, Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK, Zambia Institute of Directors, and the Engineering Association of Zambia.

Mr Phiri's other directorships includes; LupiliInvestments, Zambia Federation of Employers, KyalamiProperty Investments, Libby Investments and LourieEstates Limited.

Mr. Johannes Jacobus Swanepoel

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Johan Swanepoel was appointed as Non-Executive Director for Cavmont Bank Limited in August 2008.

After joining Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1980, Johan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982. He was elected managing partner of the firm in Namibia in 1989. He was appointed as managing director of Bank Windhoek and a director of Capricorn Group on 1 July 1999.

In 2005 he took up the position of the group managing director of CIH. Upon his retirement from this position in 2017 he accepted the role of Chairman of the boards of Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek.

Johan Swanepoel is a director of a number of companies in the Capricorn Group, Capricorn Investment Holdings, Namibia Strategic Investments, Kuiseb Investments (Pty) Ltd, Infocare Healthcare Services (SA) (Pty) Ltd and Infocare International(Pty)Ltd.

Mr. Marthinus Johannes Prinsloo

Non-Executive Director

Thinus Prinsloo was appointed to the Cavmont Bank Board on 5th November 2012 as a non-Executive Director after joining CIH in July 2011. He was appointed as Managing Director of Capricorn Group from 1 January 2016.

Before joining the group, Thinus worked at Absa in South Africa where he held various positions, including the head of integration.

Prior to that, he worked as a business strategy consultant at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Thinus qualified as a chartered accountant whilst working at PwC in South Africa and in the corporate finance division in the UK.

He completed a number of executive programmes at GIBS, the University of Cape Town Business School, and most recently the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Said Business School.

He is a director on various boards in the Capricorn Group as well as in the Sanlam Namibia group.

Ms. Victoria Dean

Non Executive Director

Lawyer (Advocate of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Zambia) Law Association of Zambia, Association of Arbitrators, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Advisory, Agricultural Investment and Development, Banking and Finance, Mining, Employment and Environmental Law.

Up until December 2011, she was a Partner with Chibesakunda&Co ('CCO'), an affiliated firm of the DLA Piper Group heading the Banking and Financial Services and Corporate Advisory Departments. Victoria left CCO to set up her own law practice in January 2012 under the name of Victoria Dean Advocates specializing in a number of areas including corporate, commercial, employment, financial, environmental and legal advisory services.

She completed her Masters in Law with the University of London, specializing in environmental and international economic law and is also a qualified mediator and arbitrator and I a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).

Mr. Peet van der Walt

Interim Managing Director /
Chief Executive Officer

Peet van der Walt is a veteran banker who has been assisting with the business reviews and Cavmont Bank strategy since March this year.

Peet holds a B.Comm from North West University as well as an Honours degree in B.Acc and an M.Comm from the same University.

He is also a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive experience in the area of banking and consulting.

He began his career as Chief Financial Officer of Merch Bank (SA) and in 1999 moved to First National Bank (SA). He has filled various roles at FNB notably as the CEO of the metropolitan branch network and from 2004 to 2008 he was personal Banking CEO.

He has widespread experience handling change management and in shaping and implementation.

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