Supporting Ebor in their quest for sustainability and excellence are High Street Capital’s James Whitehouse and Andrew Roy, who provide critical strategic and commercial input.

Sector stalwart and successful entrepreneur Don Searle brings the gravitas and expertise of 40 years’ experience in the auto supplier industry to his role as board member.

James Whitehouse

BSc Chemical Engineering, Hons – University of Cape Town
Director, High Street Capital

James co-founded High Street Capital’s predecessor, Amrite Investments in 2005 specifically to acquire Sasani Limited. Originally qualified as a Chemical Engineer, James spent 8 successful years in the engineering sector before moving into general management. He has been instrumental in several turnarounds and start-ups across a range of industries as diverse as the marketing and selling of consumer products to film and television production and most recently, road surfacing and welding supply distribution.

James brings this hands-on experience to the role of Chairman at Ebor Automotive Systems. Although Ebor is his first venture into the automotive Tier 1 manufacturing sector, he played a key role in the establishment of the company and continues to work closely with the executive management team.

Andrew Roy
Non-Executive Director

BCom CA – University of Cape Town
Director, High Street Capital

Andrew Roy, better known as Tubby, had 10 years in financial markets with INet, UAL Securities and Coronation Securities before moving into general commerce for 11 years. This involved experience at both Financial Director and Managing Director levels of the CHC Group and Managing Director of NCS Resins.

Much of his operational experience with CHC across manufacturing, commodity trading and distribution activities focused on the stabilisation, improvement and disposal of the various operations. Tubby participated as a minority shareholder alongside Investec Principal Investments until its incorporation into Ferro SA.

Don Searle
Non-Executive Director

Director, Aeteus (Pty) Ltd

Don Searle has more than 30 years of experience in supplying the Automotive industry in South Africa, principally in the plastics sector. Although now retired from the Sagercy group of companies which he founded with partner Possey Mina, he retains an active interest in the industry and played the pivotal role in bringing together the Ebor team. In his ongoing role as non-executive director of Ebor, he brings not only experience and wisdom, but also enormous enthusiasm.