Murray Thalrose

Murray Thalrose

B.Sc (Building Management)

Current position

  • Operations Officer, Blackwood Power (Pty) Ltd


Murray graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) in 1981. On graduating he was employed as a Contracts Manager by Murray & Roberts and SM Goldstein and completed a variety of contracts including high-rise office blocks, government buildings and retail shopping centres.

Two years in Mauritius developing a clothing factory and Carrefour’s retail store, was followed by three years at Fancourt and Country Club Estate as Project Manager responsible for the construction of a 27-hole golf course, 30 bedroom hotel extension, clubhouse, health and beauty pavilion, conference centre, 58 private lodges and 48 hotel lodges along with the engineering infrastructure for 200 residential erven.

He joined Stocks and Stocks Construction as a project manager in 1994 and was Managing Director of Stocks and Stocks Properties within two years responsible for South Africa, excluding Cape Town, and Africa. Projects included residential, commercial and retail development (including the completion of Sandton Square), King’s Battery in Durban and Manda Hill Shopping Centre in Lusaka, a JV with the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

He was appointed Managing Director of Amtrad Africa Developments in 2000, a JV between Amaprop and Africa Construction until the decision by Anglo American to disinvest due to its status as “non-core”.

Murray followed this up with twelve years in Cape Town consulting to private developers that led to a management role in, amongst others, two high-rise residential developments in Mouille Point, a clinic in Cape town CBD and decentralised offices in Woodstock. Murray has been involved in detailed research within the Photo Voltaic market for residential applications at Blackwood Power since April 2014.