Meet The Team

Simon Milne
– Managing Director


As managing director, Simon is responsible for matters from finance and business strategy to creating and passing down an ethos of integrity and ambition. Simon Milne is a rocket scientist and has built many successful businesses that consist of a portfolio valued at over R2.2 Billion throughout many sectors.


Under Simon’s watch, Silkwood has grown year on year, meeting huge financial milestones, opening new offices, and rapidly expanding the team. He actively promotes the personal growth of staff and takes special care to ensure everyone has plenty of opportunities and feels valued.

Aaron Milne

– Sales Director


Aaron has always been involved in sales from a early age, and is very passionate about sales and delivering an immense work ethic to his clients. His understanding of customers speaks leaps and bounds coming from the financial sector and then joining his father in many businesses across there extensive portfolios. There is nothing that Aaron cannot find a solution to, with him where there is a will there’s a way.

Emile Milne

– Operations Manager


After studying at Stellenbosch University Emile joined his father and brother within in family business spanning across many sectors. Emile has an undeniably fantastic work ethic working 15-17 hour days to ensure all clients are taken full care of within what ever they require. Emile overseas the employees projects on a day to day basis ensuring our clients get the amazing work they have desired.

Pelecia Milne

–Chief Financial Officer

Pelecia comes from a legal background and was a very prominent barrister in the United Kingdom, where she met her husband, Simon Milne, and moved to South Africa in 1976. Pelecia was born in South Africa and became a lawyer after moving to the United Kingdom and becoming a barrister.


Pelecia ensures all integrity and compliance are followed thoroughly with SMI Trading CC, making sure every detail is followed to the utmost perfection.