Mark Tunmer, BA LLB LDM
Head of Securities
As Group Chief Executive, Mark Tunmer holds overall responsibility for Imara's operations.
He is also the Group's Head of Securities and Country Head for Malawi. Mark has accumulated more than 25 years of African stockbroking and advisory experience and has been instrumental in raising more than US$ 450m in sub-Saharan capital markets through numerous listings, privatisations and rights issues. Mark has also advised the Botswana Government on the establishment of the Botswana Stock Exchange and the formulation of the Botswana Stock Exchange Act, Rules and Regulations. He also advised the Reserve Bank of Malawi and the Swaziland Government on the establishment of the Malawi Stock Exchange and the Swaziland Stock Exchange. Mark remains a Director of the Malawi Stock Exchange and is a former chairman of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. He is a founder member and former Deputy Chairman of the African Stock Exchanges Association.
CEO, Imara S.P. Reid
In 1968, a year after matriculating from Roedean, Ann joined her father Stanley Reid in the family stockbroking business, which her grandfather established in 1934. She was responsible for running the back office and was involved in handling all client requirements. Tragically, Stanley Reid passed away in 1974 and as a result Ann decided to write the Stock Exchange exams. On passing, she became the first female member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, just one month after the first woman was admitted to Wall Street. In 1978, Ann became Managing Director of S.P. Reid and Mackeurtan, where she headed up the firm and looked after her clients' portfolios. She is currently CEO of Imara S.P. Reid (Pty) Ltd - a firm which has increased from 4 to 65 employees and whose client base has expanded from 100 to 10,200 and continues to grow.
Imara Africa Securities
Simon entered the financial services industry in 1992, gaining experience as a dealer and trader at Irish Menell Rosenberg Inc., Frankel Pollack Vinderine and Simpson McKie Inc. He subsequently became head trader responsible for institutional business at Fleming Martin Edwards (Zimbabwe) in Harare, later transferring to South Africa to take up similar responsibilities at the company's Johannesburg office.