Andrew grew up in South Africa, where he was schooled at Michaelhouse after which he completed his education at the University of Stellenbosch.
He served as an officer in the South African Navy before completing his management training with the McCarthy Group.
He established a company that facilitated the investment of UK client money into the emerging South African property market. He successfully sold his interests before being appointed to head up Sable International's forex team.
Andrew is a keen sailor who has competed internationally and spends many weekends away either sailing or enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two children.
Gary was schooled at Grey High School in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, after which he completed a BComm degree at the University of Port Elizabeth.
He sold his business in 2002 and headed to London, where he joined Sable International in 2004, managing numerous facets of the business including tax, immigration and commercial. Gary joined the board as a director in 2004.
He is an avid mountain biker, plays tennis and squash in his spare time and enjoys watching all sports.
Marilie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998, after which she worked at Deloitte & Touche in Cape Town, London and Brussels.
After returning to Cape Town in 2003, she fulfilled the role of Finance Director for South African operations at Panalux until she joined Sable International in 2008.
Marilie describes herself as meticulous, fair, committed and lucky. She loves rules and reasoning. She taught herself to read at age five and has not stopped. She is also a closet chef with a deep love for gnocchi.
Having qualified at Deloitte & Touche in Cape Town, Reg moved over to London and spent three years in investment banking in the city.
He founded a small tax consultancy in 1996 and in six years turned this into a company with offices in three countries and over 200 staff.
Reg lives in Putney, with his wife and two young sons. In his spare time, he competes internationally at croquet – he is a six-time winner of the World Championships.
Ashley qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1989. After moving temporarily into publishing as a finance manager, he completed his MBA at the University of Cape Town in 1994.
On arrival back in the UK in 1995, he teamed up with Reg Bamford to start 1st Contact. He has been embroiled with the adventures and expansion of 1st Contact, and more recently Sable International, ever since. Aside from being the COO, he is heavily involved in providing general entrepreneurial advice to our clients.
Outside of work, Ash spends his time with his family and sails competitively.