SHCPLC is led by Paul O’Sullivan, Anthony Fitzhenry and Patrick Shannon.

Paul O’Sullivan

Paul is an engineer, property developer, entrepreneur and a forensic expert whose career spans 40 years and a number of industries.

He has personally managed the development of more than 1,500 units of build-to-sell residential properties in South Africa and the UK and has implemented off-plan, turn-key developments of two signature golf estates and two +/- 25,000m2 shopping malls in South Africa, as well as developing four hotels in the space of four years. He obtained approval for construction of a residential development on eco-sensitive wetlands, by employing new techniques and designs, that revolutionised coastal development.

He implemented the first ISO 9000 certification of a property management company in South Africa in 1999, developed a 126-unit residential complex after having sold all units off-plan in a single weekend and was responsible for drafting the South African Government’s 1998 policy document on tourism, safety and security. He was previously a Director of Tourism Johannesburg and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa.

Paul is credited with reducing crime at all South African airports by 35% in one year between 2000 and 2001.

Paul is a qualified electronics engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a certified aviation security specialist and a certified fraud examiner and was named Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year in 2014. In 2011, he received the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, for services to humanity. He founded the charity Forensics for Justice in 2015.

Anthony Fitzhenry

Anthony is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, property developer and thought leader.

Anthony Founded Axiz (Pty) Ltd in 1989, which grew at an average of 20% compounded annually for 21 years to become the largest IT distributor in Africa. He is also a founding member of The People’s Agenda, an organisation of South African leaders formed to develop solutions that address the socioeconomic problems of Southern Africa, and of Inqolobane, The Employee Ownership Association Africa, an organisation that fosters and kindles entrepreneurial democratic equity participation for the employees of enterprises in Africa.

Anthony was named IT Personality of the year by the Computer Society of South Africa in 2006 and was voted one of 15 ICT Legends by the South African State Information Technology Agency in 2009 for his contribution to the development of ICT in South Africa.

He is the founder and a director of Qhubeka Charity, a global charity operating in South Africa that seeks to help people and communities move forward with bicycles.

Patrick Shannon

Patrick is a Chartered Company Secretary and Chartered Quality Professional with more than three decades of experience in management and business consulting.

He heads up Shannon Associates, which consists of a business practice and a related property practice concerned with legal, financial and management support to property and business operations, including an estate agent and a public limited company concerned with property development and corporate investment.

Patrick previously gained substantial experience in the fire, insurance, construction and quality certification industries, which included working as Secretary and Chairman of Industry Technical Panels at the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and as a Scheme Manager at the Building Research Establishment (BRE). He made related contributions to British Standards Institution.

Patrick is a Chartered Fellow and Founder Member of the Chartered Quality Institute. He was Director and Secretary of the UK Association of International Colleges Ltd. as well as previously serving as a college principal and quality director.

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