Christiaan joined the Creation Group in September 2017 as an independent member of the Investment Committee and became Chairman of the Investment Committee in 2018. In October 2019 he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer and currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer as an Executive. Christiaan has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and related industries, of which 8 years were spent as the Group Chief Financial Officer of a listed banking Group, with subsidiaries in the Middle East and France. He held numerous Executive and Non- Executive Board positions in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”), amongst others. During his time as Deputy Registrar at the Financial Services Board in South Africa, he was a member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board and served on the Boards of SAFEX (South African Futures Exchange) and the PAAB (The Public Accountants and Auditors Board). He was a founder member and co-owner of South Africa’s first Asset and Liability Management software developer and was a regular international speaker on the topic. Christiaan is a qualified Chartered Accountant – CA(SA) and holds a number of degrees including an M.Litt (Economics of Natural Resources) from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).