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Marian Gaylard

Marian is a JSE Approved Sponsor Executive, both in respect of debt and equity, and sits on the board selected JSE Issuer Regulation Advisory Committee.

She is a qualified lawyer who, after qualifying in South Africa, began her career in 1999 with the Directors Disqualification Unit of the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry. She later moved to Deutsche Bank, London, where she was involved in the merger between Bankers Trust London and Deutsche.

After returning to South Africa 2001, Marian joined a local investment bank in their corporate finance division. Following the break-away of the corporate finance division to form a boutique corporate finance house, Marian became a director and shareholder of Java Capital.

In 2011, Marian joined Barclays Africa to establish and head up a JSE sponsor business within investment banking, servicing clients listing or to be listed on the JSE. This business was awarded Top Sponsor by deal value for the years 2011 and 2012. Her role was to advise on the regulatory aspects of initial public offerings, primary and secondary listings, raising of capital and mergers and acquisitions.

2011 was also the year Marian was recognised by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listings and Issuer Regulation Division as one of three accredited trainers on the JSE Listings Requirements, and since then she has provided training to corporates, JSE Sponsors and staff.

When Marian is not providing training, she is a partner in a JSE debt and equity sponsor firm, Questco, where she provides continuing obligations and sponsor advice and corporate advisory services to listed companies.

Marian has a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Economics) (Hons Economics) and LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and is a qualified attorney, notary and conveyancer, as well as being a JSE approved equity and debt executive.

Anne Guimard

A Certified Financial Analyst, Anne Guimard holds a PhD in international finance. She founded FINEO to offer companies the independent, high value-added advice they need to effectively compete for capital.

With over 15 years' experience as a Chief Investor Relations Officer at multi-listed groups, and as financial analyst in equity research and Mergers & Acquisitions at leading investment banks, Anne decided to become an entrepreneur.

One of FINEO's key differentiators is that it has always put training and international best practice at the heart of its investor relations c consulting practice. The firm also offers a School of Investor Relations, a uniquely innovative training portal. Anne is the author of several books on investor relations. She regularly speaks at international training courses and seminars.

Anne Guimard serves on the Board of Directors of the National Investor Relations Institute ( She is also a member of the Investor Relations Society (, the French Securities Analysts Association ( and the French Institute of Directors (


Janine Lazarus

Janine Lazarus brings 31 years of experience in the mainstream print and broadcasting media into every workshop she facilitates to equip you with the confidence to engage effectively with the media.

As an investigative journalist, radio talk show host, television presenter, researcher and producer for local and international factual TV programming, Janine offers customised training programmes and interactive workshops.

References from clients including national and international blue-chip companies, Government Departments, Non-Profit Organisations, PR and Communications, and newsrooms rate her training programmes as an experience they won't easily forget. Her extensive experience throughout the African continent puts her in an ideal position to make educated comparisons relating to Africa's international image, and controversial issues such as gender-orientated and culturally influenced media opinion and public perception.

Janine has also gained valuable international exposure in the United Kingdom, Dubai and Pakistan.

From the get-go, Janine's charismatic presence captivates her audience. Her hands-on approach is direct and upfront, and her expertise and experience are displayed with a passion that is palpably evident. She pulls no punches and tells it like it is.