Western Cape-focused Spear has appointed a woman to its board, in an industry where they are largely under-represented. The group, which listed in November 2016 and has grown its assets from R1.5bn to R3.3bn, announced the appointment of Dr Rozette Phillips as its first woman non-executive director. The listed property sector has very few women in senior managerial roles. Of the 50 or so listed companies in the industry, there are only three female CEOs: at Texton Property Fund, Liberty Two Degrees and Grit Real Estate. Spear's CEO Quintin Rossi said "Roze is a superb addition to the board and we look forward to the valuable insights [she] will add to the business through her vast knowledge and understanding of innovation, mentorship and the impact of the information age on our business. As a business we look at technology and real estate as a symbiosis that must be well understood to unlock the vast advantages that it offers. Roze will guide Spear in its understanding of digital te...

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