Mr Leon Blitz - Non-executive Chair
B.Com (Hons), C.A. (S.A.), 56
Director since: 28 June 2017
Chair since : 26 February 2020
Board Committee membership: Member of the Investment Committee and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Skills and Experience
Mr Blitz is the co-founder and CEO of Grovepoint, a London-based private equity and FCA regulated investment management firm which manages and invests principal, institutional and family office funds.
Through his role at Investec Bank, which over 20 years included Head of Principal Investments, Private Banking and Property Lending, Mr Blitz developed a deep understanding of property, banking and risk management. He also managed acquisition and integration processes for the Investec Group in UK and European jurisdictions.
Mr Blitz has a significant track record as a deal maker and fundraiser and has extensive experience in working with high performance management teams to develop and execute corporate strategies and implementation plans. He has acted as a Non-executive Director of a number of companies in the UK and Europe and is on the governance and advisory board of a London-based industrial investment holding company, as well as playing a leading role in governing a number of LLP investment and GP management partnerships.
Mr Blitz is the Chair of an international London-based chamber of commerce and plays a leadership role in a number of charitable and communal organisations. He is a Chartered Accountant, and trained at Arthur Andersen.