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We are pleased to sponsor an exclusive networking event dinner reception co-hosted by STEP Johannesburg and STEP Cape Town on Thursday 23 November. The event, which is taking place in Johannesburg, will be led by Hanna Marais, Director: Fiduciary at Legato Trust and Fiduciary Services PTY Ltd.

Following a welcome address from Hanna and introduction from Jersey Finance’s Business Development Consultant – Africa, Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa, guests will hear from keynote speaker, bestselling author, business speaker and broadcaster Bruce Whitfield. Bruce’s speech, ‘How to Get Lucky: Where Strategy, Opportunism and Grit Collide’, is drawn from the most critical lessons he has distilled through analysing successful global businesses for more than two decades.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet private wealth professionals with similar interests over dinner and drinks.

Jersey Finance’s Allan Wood, Global Head of Business Development, will also be attending the event and would be delighted to connect with contacts old and new. Kindly click on the following link to arrange a meeting with Allan ahead of the event.

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Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa › Business Development Consultant – Africa, Jersey Finance
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Based in Johannesburg, Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa’s primary focus is developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in the South African market. She also plays a vital role in supporting the organisation’s wider activity across the continent.

Dr Nyakatawa is a multifaceted business consultant with more than 20 years’ experience working in financial services, specifically wealth management in large financial services companies in South Africa and across Africa. She joined Jersey Finance in 2021 and is responsible for business development in Africa, currently with a primary focus on South Africa.

An international speaker and thought leader, Dr Nyakatawa has been interviewed on various platforms including the BBC, CNBC, ENCA and various publications. She champions women’s issues as an Advisory Board Member of Women in Tech (SA Chapter) and an International Campaign Advisor for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s 100,000 Women Campaign Board, among others. She was recently elected by members to the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa(FPI), she is a Non-Executive Director at Masthead and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), CFA member and SAVCA member. She holds an MBA and PhD from the University of Cape Town.

Hanna Marais

Hanna Marais Director: Fiduciary, Legato Trust and Fiduciary Services PTY Ltd.

As Director: Fiduciary, Hanna is responsible for the Legato Group fiduciary offering, as well as business development and the management of key client relationships. With experience in the South African financial services industry, Hanna has a strong knowledge of the regulatory and legislative landscape; and experience in building relationships with clients, beneficiaries and trustees. Hanna is a Fiduciary Practitioner of SA® (FPSA®), registered Financial Practitioner (RFP™) and STEP Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP). I am also a member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.

Bruce Whitfield

Bruce Whitfield Journalist

Bruce Whitfield is a multi-award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after speaker. Throughout his career, he has had unparalleled access to titans of industry; mavericks who are changing the game; and brilliant entrepreneurs who reimagine what is possible. This access has provided him with an exceptional perspective of how we can change the future, today. With over 20 years of working in print, broadcast and digital media, he brings a unique brand of realistic optimism to the murky intersection where business, politics and society collide.





6.30 pm

Registration and Networking Dinner


Welcome Addresses:

  • Hanna Marais, Director: Fiduciary, Legato Trust and Fiduciary Services PTY Ltd.
  • Dr Rufaro Nyakatawa, Business Development Consultant – Africa, Jersey Finance 
8.05 pm
8.15 pm


  • Bruce Whitfield, Journalist 


8.45 pm
9.00 pm

Event Ends

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