Eric Tocknell

Advisor, Chairman

Founder of Wimpy in South Africa, Eric has been part of the driving force behind transforming our dining and restaurant experience. From the first Wimpy in Murchies Passage, Durban to now over 500 restaurants Wimpy has grown into one of South Africa’s most loved brands.


Gavin Reardon

(CA)SA, General Partner (Founder)

Gavin has held financial management and consultancy positions in the construction, property, logistics and forwarding, information technology and financial services industries. In each aspect Gavin has sought a better, simpler way of doing business. He has assisted clients with strategy and implementation, product innovation, process mapping and improvement and management accounting. Founding Kingson, Gavin has a vision to create an entrepreneurial hub that drives innovation and brings to market disruptive technology that has the potential to change the way we live.

Prof Nceba Gqaleni

PhD, Advisor

A National Research Foundation rated researcher, Nceba has contributed significantly to the medical research profession. Having been appointed Chairperson of the IKS Bioprospecting and Product Development Platform of the Department of Science and Technology and to the Presidential Task Team on African Traditional Medicine, Nceba now serves as Managing Director of AIK Innovations and Project Manager for the Agroprocessing Industrial Economic Hub, a project of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

Ross Jenvey

CFA, General Partner

Ross has 10 years’ experience as an equity analyst, 5 of which as the front-line Banks analyst, and another 4 years working in strategic roles within Standard Bank. He has spent the last 2 years managing a distribution business of around 30 employees, which has taken much of his theoretical business knowledge and converted it into on-the-ground business and management experience. Ross specialises in industry macro and micro analysis; strategic formulation and critique; financial analysis, modelling and forecasting; trouble-shooting and asset valuation.

Dave Marshall


Dave has over 30 years’ of business experience serving as managing director and chairman of a number of different businesses, in both listed and unlisted companies. Some of the well-known brands Dave has worked with include Nampak Paper, Robor Steel, Beares and Geen and Richards. With industry experience in paper and packaging, steel and allied steel products, and furniture and retail appliances Dave has added significant value in product development, strategy, leadership and corporate governance.

Gavin Spavins

(CA) SA, Advisor

Gavin has almost 10 years’ experience with Goldman Sachs in London where he was responsible for the financial control of European commodities and equities trading, and the debt and equity capital markets banking teams which included private equity investing and fund management. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in Durban in 2002 and returned to South Africa in 2012. He currently serves as Treasury Manager at Grindrod and has also served on a number of boards within the Grindrod Group.