SHS is a leading provider of high-quality, sustainable living solutions to the developing world. By bringing together innovative materials and technology companies, it is able to deliver cutting-edge, affordable projects at speed and scale. SHS works with governments, NGOs and the private sector to create thriving environments for future generations.
SHS is committed to reduce the environmental damage caused by industry by providing energy-efficient solutions, with a strong focus on quality, efficacy and sustainability. Through its subsidiaries, SHS is capable of delivering multiple worldwide projects with a current aggregate contract value of $25bn.
Its core capabilities range from housing and energy, to clean water and health protection. With a management team that has over 50 years of combined industry experience in finance, housing, sustainable development and renewable energy, SHS also seeks to increase employment opportunities in each country it operates in. By introducing localised training programs, this will ensure communities develop skill sets and contribute to the progression of their own environments.
SHS believes in creating a world that nourishes and nurtures its communities – creating a lasting legacy that will improve the quality of life for people and enable them to thrive for generations to come.
We do that by engaging in a range of projects, each one dedicated to community-empowerment and changing people’s lives for good.
Like many great companies, SHS was born out of a need. Spurred by widespread global issues, the founders realised they could apply a private sector approach to start to solve these challenges.
The founding board observed that while there are many great, innovative businesses working to improve the lives of those in developing countries – they need to work together to operate at scale, with greater efficiency.
The group of experienced professionals, with backgrounds in finance, energy and housing, created a strong, sustainable organisation that can apply commercial skills and a great passion for sustainable development.
Together these elements can be combined to great a powerful legacy, one that will improve lives for many generations to come. This is how SHS came to be – a new organisation but one with an experienced team and a group of partners that have been transforming lives for many years.
Our Board Members
Our board brings a wealth of experience to our operations. Each member is dedicated to our mission of improving lives and is committed to using their skills and expertise to bring about positive change
David Currie has worked in the financial services industry for 25 years. He headed Investec Bank plc’s Investment Banking division for over ten years. As part of the UK management and investment committee, he oversaw more than 100 clients in both the public and private markets. David was responsible for operations in the UK, US and Hong Kong. Transactions ranged from Private Equity funding through to IPOs, M&A and take privates. Key clients included Virgin Mobile, Investec Bank and RPS.
He left Investec in 2014 to found Codex Capital, an investment and advisory business. David sits on the board of several Codex Capital portfolio companies representing Family Offices and institutional shareholders.
Keith Reginald Harris
Keith Reginald Harris is a London-based investment banker and financier with a 30-year career as a senior corporate finance and takeover advisor, having held senior executive positions at leading institutions Morgan Grenfell, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Apax Partners and HSBC Investment Bank.
He is a private equity investor with interests in varied private equity holdings in financials, media and sport. He was previously Chairman of the Football League and director of Wembley National Stadium Ltd. In October 2016, he became a director of Everton F.C.
Tan Sik Choon
Tan Sik Choon is Co-Founder and Director of the SPRL Group in Malaysia. The SPRL Group has interest in sustainable agriculture with focus in the integration of renewable energy, water and food nutrients.
Prior to setting up the SPRL Group in 2008, he was involved in strategic planning, corporate finance, business turnarounds and venture capital for more than fifteen years.
Bert holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and is a Certified Professional in Measurement and Verification (CPMV Malaysia) from Malaysian Green Technology Corporation, an organisation under the purview of Malaysia’s Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change.
Bernard Sumner has worked in the financial services for thirty years. London based but with extensive international experience, Bernard spent most of his career as financial consultant, assisting companies and UHNWI in investments, strategic planning, in arranging bank and equity funding, establishing new and expanding existing businesses. He also assisted companies seeking stock exchange listings on the AIM and Plus markets of the London stock exchange and worked with such companies to provide financial management and company secretarial services and as an advisor and director.
Dr Allen Zimbler
Dr Allen Zimbler serves as Chief Integrating Officer of Investec plc. He formerly served as Head of Human Resources at Investec UK and as the Chief Integrating Officer of Investec Limited. Prior to Investec, Allen ran his own strategic management and organisation development consultancy over a twenty-year period. During this time, he consulted to numerous organisations internationally in the fields of culture, strategy formulation and implementation and organisation development.
He spent 15 years as an academic staff member at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he was, for the last four years, a full Professor and Head of Department at the Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Zimbler has strong beliefs in education and developing youth talent. He is the Chairman of Ju/’hoansi Development Fund, part of the Save the San initiative to build village schools for the Bushman children in Namibia, and he is the Director of the Tutu African Leadership Institute, developing promising young leaders from all over the African continent.
In the UK, Dr. Zimbler is a member of the honourable society of the Knights of the Round Table, a charity providing bursaries for young people and Governor of Morpeth School, a high school in the economically deprived borough of Tower Hamlets in London. Dr. Zimbler studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he a PhD in Organisational Psychology, focused on the themes of leadership and authority.
With 30 years of experience “primarily across Africa”, Noel is the Founder and Director of Clean Investment Africa plc and has worked for companies including Amoco/BP, Coca Cola, Kentz Corporation Plc, and Oilinvest International. He has worked across Africa and the Middle East.
He has knowledge of private and public investment, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and PLC management and the preparation of companies for several listings on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and the ISDX Growth Market in both a management and advisory capacity, including as co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Karoo Energy plc.
Noel serves as the CEO of Equatorial Oil & Gas plc, which is developing hydrocarbon opportunities in Africa. Noel has an MBA and masters in Accounting and Finance
Rachel Teo Kah Chee
Rachel is a Director of Daniel Teo Group of Companies – a Real Estate Investment, Development and Management Company based in Singapore and founded by her father Mr Daniel Teo – a Singaporean philanthropist, a real estate developer and architect.
An entrepreneur in her own right, Rachel started 222 Queen Street Pte Ltd and 408 JCP Pte Ltd and conduct businesses in US, Australia, Germany and the UK. She is an advocate for caring for an ageing society and has keen interest in Arts and Heritage. She is presently an Advisory Board member of the Asian Civilisations Museum and Director of The Private Museum – a non-profit organisation established by the Teo family which encourages art collectors to come forward to share their collection with the public. Rachel is also one of the Directors of The Teng Ensemble, which is a non-profit arts company centred around a Chinese chamber music ensemble.
Rachel currently sits on the board of the University of Melbourne Alumni Council and has been made a member of the Asian Advisory Board (AAB) of the University, and a past committee member of Trinity College’s Pathways School Business Committee (PSBC). She was past President and ongoing committee member of the University of Melbourne Alumni Association Singapore.