Colin is head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa, a role assumed in 2008, and head of the South African office, a role he has held since he joined Goldman Sachs in 2000. In 2015, he was named member of the Investment Banking Services EMEA Captains Group. Colin is also a member of the Growth Markets Franchise Group. In 2013, he authored “Two Decades of Freedom,” a Goldman Sachs report on South Africa’s progress since 1994. Colin was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010.
In the 1980s, he was involved in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and later in its constitutional transition. From 1989 to 1994, Colin was an executive director for the Consultative Business Movement (CBM). He served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties’ participation in South Africa’s 1994 elections.
In 1994, Colin was appointed senior consultant of public affairs at Standard Bank Investment Corporation (SBIC) and advisor to the SBIC chairman. He was then appointed director of public finance for Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank. In 1997, Colin relocated to London, where he became a vice president of energy, power and oil for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Advisory Department.
In 1996, Colin was nominated as one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow. He was also a recipient on behalf of the CBM of Harvard Business School’s “Business Statesman Award” in 1994 and was named one of Euromoney's World Top Ten “Financing Leaders for the 21st Century.”
Colin is a member of the Board of Directors of both Business Leadership South Africa and the National Business Initiative. Colin earned a BA in Architecture from the University of Witwatersrand in 1988.