Neil Michelson Duncan Coles

Neil Michelson



Neil completed his Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 1983, and wrote and passed the Board exam in 1984. He started and built numerous small owner-managed enterprises and consulted from 1985 to 1988. He was invited to join Spartan Computers in 1988 as a shareholder and as the Financial Director. During the period 1988 to 1997 he was instrumental in building the Spartan Computer Rental Business in South Africa. Appointed Managing Director in 1992, the business grew rapidly in South Africa following which Neil was instrumental in the sale of the company in 1997. Neil joined the UCS Group Board in 1998 as Financial Director. After numerous acquisitions, the UCS Group identified the need for separating the role of Group FD and Group COO and Neil was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2002. Neil has performed most executive roles within the UCS Group. Most notably he fulfilled the role of Chief Executive Officer of UCS Software (Proprietary) Limited. Neil continues to provide commercial and strategic support, identifying and structuring M&A opportunities, serving as a non-executive director of Capital Eye Investments Limited and a member of the Investment Committee.

Duncan Coles

BComm (Computer Science)


Together with John Bright, Duncan is a principal founder of Capital Eye Investments Limited (formerly UCS Group Limited). He started his career in computing in 1967 and entered the computer bureau field in 1970 at Management Computer Services (Proprietary) Limited where he was employed as a software developer/ systems analyst and later promoted to the position of General Manager. In 1975, following the merger of the MCS and NCR computer bureaus he became an assistant to John Bright where his responsibilities were concentrated mainly on software development and software developer's management. Post the establishment of UCS and the subsequent buy-out of the computer bureau from NCR in 1978 and before retirement in 2010, Duncan was a key executive of Argility (Proprietary) Limited responsible for the Software Services Ceres division. Duncan has served as a Director on the board since the listing of the UCS Group in 1998. Duncan currently serves as the Capital Eye Investments Limited non-executive Chairman.