About Us – The Team

Sallyanne Atkinson AO

In her role as a Skybound Fidelis Chairman, Sallyanne has all the traditional accountabilities for someone in that position as well as responsibility for identifying potential clients and appropriate growth opportunities. Sallyanne undertakes her role with a passion for engaging with all kinds of people in a direct and straight forward manner.

Dean Palmer LLB, B.Com, CA

Director / Chief Executive Officer
In his role as CEO at Skybound Fidelis, Dean sets out the big goals and strategic direction as well as attending to all financial, funds due diligence and compliance matters. He is a team player who leads the day-to-day operations by applying a considered and diligent approach to all investment and business performance measures.

Claude Santucci LLB, B.Com, CA

In his role as a Director of Skybound Fidelis, Claude advises the Board on product distribution. He assists with marketing the company and its investments and he contributes to ensuring the company is run to the highest standards of integrity, quality and value.

Cliff Warren

Cliff Warren initially trained as an auditor and accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then became a partner in a tax consulting practice. Cliff established Skybound Capital and is the Chairman of Skybound's Board of Directors. Besides also performing an active role on Skybound's Investment Management team, Cliff is involved in the development of its global business initiatives.

Cliff previously served as an executive member of South Africa's Financial Services Board's Legal & Regulatory Affairs Committee for seven years and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association for many years.

Jeremy Thorpe B.A. LLB

Jeremy holds B.A. and LLB degrees (Natal) and is a qualified attorney in South Africa and director for various companies specialising in corporate finance, private equity and consumer credit. He is a successful entrepreneur with a wealth of board experience at both listed and unlisted company level. Jeremy heads up the Skybound Capital office in Australia.