Moira Van Der Westhuizen

Head of  Responsible Business – Grit Real Estate Income Group

Moira is the Head of Responsible Business of London and Mauritius listed Grit Real Estate Income Group, a company focused on investing in, developing and managing a portfolio of high-quality real estate assets across Africa, including Mauritius. She holds a BCom Hons degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with more than two decades experience in finance, business and auditing.


Moira joined Grit in May 2016 and has played a significant role in growing the business to where it is today. She has held a number of management positions at Grit as her role evolved, with her recently taking on the position of Head of Responsible Business, where she leads and manages Risk, Compliance, Legal, Internal Audit and ESG/Sustainability.


She is a strong advocate for women and animal rights and the founder of the Mauritian NGO, All Life Matters Animal Sanctuary, which operates an animal sanctuary and a veterinary clinic.