Partner at Knife Capital
Fund Manager, Investor, Entrepreneur, Manager, Mentor, Connector – As Fund Manager as well as in her personal capacity Andrea invests in innovative and fast growing companies in Southern Africa. Through her vast network she identifies the most promising companies, connects them with the most appropriate partners and leads them to successful exits.
Head of Radio at Times Media Group
I qualified as a CA(SA) in 1989, with the then Arthur Andersen & Co, before joining the SABC. 6 happy years later, after falling in love with radio, advertising and media in general, I left to take up a position at Alexander Forbes as Financial Director.
A short stint there came to an end when the opportunity came to lead a consortium in acquiring private commercial radio licences. In 1996 the Crescent Consortium, comprising Ethos Private Equity (then FirstCorp Capital), Brimstone, Broadcape, Adv Lewis Skweyiya and management, was named the new owner of Kfm Radio in Cape Town. 4 years later, after significant growth, the station was sold to New Africa Investments Limited (NAIL) for a good return on initial investment. At this stage I made some angel investments, the most notable being Clickatell.