Our Team

John Oliphant – Executive Chairman

BSc (Actuarial Science & Mathematical Statistics), BSc(Hons) Advanced Mathematics of Finance, and MSc Finance (Economic Policy).

John joined All Weather Capital as a Non-Executive Chairman in September 2015 and was appoint as an Executive Chairman from August 2016. John is the former Principal Executive Officer (PEO) of the GEPF, the largest Pension Fund in Africa with assets north of (R1.2 trillion) US$120billion. He was the key driver behind GEPF's leading investment policies and strategy. John worked closely with the board, he managed to double the assets of the GEPF in less than 5 years, during the toughest economic environment in recent history. John also served on a number of key strategic industry initiatives including being a member of PRI Advisory council and Chairman of CRISA. John helped establish the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA), which is hailed as one of the best in the world, this lead him to winning the, “Industry Person of the year” in financial services in 2012. He was also recognised by the Mail and Guardian as one of the Top 200 young South Africans in 2012 for his contribution in the world of Pensions. In 2013 he was named Africa's Top Emerging leader by Africa Investor.


Shane Watkins – Chief Investment Officer

B.Bus.Sc (finance); PGDA, CA (SA); CFA

Shane is an Executive Director and the CIO of All Weather Capital. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he began his investment career at Liberty Asset Management in 1995 as an investment analyst and progressed to be a Senior Fund Manager, managing a Unit Trust, some third party pension funds and eventually the main life fund of the Liberty Group. Thereafter he spent 3 years as a Director of Corporate Finance at UBS Warburg before moving to Peregrine Capital as a Director. After 7 years at Peregrine Capital he started his own business now called All Weather Capital.


Sanelisiwe Tofile – Analyst

Bcomm Honours in Economics; Passed CFA Level 3

Sanelisiwe joined All Weather Capital as a trainee equity analyst in June 2014. He previously worked for the National Treasury of South Africa as a Budget Analyst. His work involved the analysis of national government departments’ budgets, analysis of departments’ strategic goals and making recommendations on allocations to be made to departments during the fiscal year.


Chris Willis – Analyst

Bcomm Honours; Passed CFA Level 3

Chris joined All Weather Capital as a trainee equity analyst in June 2014. He previously worked for Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a researcher specialising in sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy and electricity market research. His work involved the analysis of renewable energy project economics and market mechanisms.


Robert Tout – Analyst

Honours in Investment Management; Passed CFA Level 3

Robert joined All Weather Capital as a trainee equity analyst in June 2014. After completing Honours in Investment Management from the University of Pretoria.


Lulama Qongqo – Trainee Analyst

BSocSci in Economics with Honours

Lulama joined All Weather Capital as a Trainee Equity Analyst in October 2016. Prior to joining All Weather, she worked at Avior Capital Markets as a Graduate Trainee for 9 months, conducting background research and creating financial models under the supervision of the food industry equity analyst at the company. Before Avior Capital Markets, Lulama interned at the OMIGSA interface office.


Dumisani Ndlovu - Trainee Analyst

Bcom Hons Investment Management, Passed CFA Level 1

Dumisani joined All Weather Capital as a Trainee Equity Analyst in October 2016. He is currently at Standard Chartered Bank in the Client on Boarding and Management Team where he conducts due diligence and coverage on Financial Institutions with a focus on Investors and intermediaries, he previously worked for the Corporate Actions Team at Standard Chartered whilst completing honours studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2015.


Refiloe Sello - Manager, Fund Operations and Business Development

Bcomm Investment & Corporate Finance; SAIFM; Passed CFA Level 1, Passed FRM Level 1

Refiloe joined All Weather Capital as a portfolio assistant in November 2014. She previously worked for Equity Express as a Finance Administrator. Her work involved reconciling, processing of payments and assisting with finance related queries from shareholders and various stakeholders.


Mark Scholefield – Operations

GCMA; BComm

Mark joined All Weather Capital as the Operations Manager and Fund Accountant in October 2014. Prior to joining All Weather he worked for Barclay’s Capital as a Senior Assistant Vice President for 8 months, working on the Product Control for the New York trading desk. Before Barclays Mark worked for Capricorn Hedge Fund Managers for five and a half years as the Fund Accountant.