Charl Schmahl

Charl obtained his B Proc, LLB and PG Dip Financial Planning qualifications from the University of the Free State and his PG Dip Tax Law from the University of Cape Town.

Charl was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1997 and as a notary public in 1998. He practiced as an attorney and tax practitioner at a prominent law firm in Cape Town up to 2005, specialising in corporate, commercial, insolvency and insurance matters.

From 2006 to 2020 Charl served as a legal and compliance officer, company secretary, including a listed entity, operating within the financial services and insurance sectors and as director and trustee for various entities.

As from June 2020 Charl provides independent consultancy services with regards to commercial, compliance, corporate, governance, financial, insolvency, insurance and trust matters.

Charl Schmahl

Our Team

Carron Howard

Carron Howard​

LEAD’s founder, Carron Howard brings 12 years of direct experience in the structuring and analysis of over R1.2bn in high impact unlisted debt investments. She

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Debra Gill

Debra has 22 years’ experience in financial services. She spent two years in the Treasury Division of Standard Bank (Corporate and Commercial division) attending to

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Zuzana Hegerova

Zuzana Hegerova

Zuzana brings broad fund management, eco-system development, investment readiness and entrepreneurial experience to the LEAD team. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Zuzana gained practical

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Luyanda Mokgatle

Luyanda Mokgatle

Luyanda begun his professional career working for a leading PV Solar company in various capacities, including as a Business Analyst and Executive Assistant to the

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