Polly Carr is CEO of Oppenheimer Generations Custodian, the entity that represents the global long commercial, philanthropic and family interests of the Jonathan and Nicky Oppenheimer family. Prior to this from 2005 until 2018, she was the group finance director of E Oppenheimer and Sons, the predecessor to Oppenheimer Generations. During this time, she was a member of the De Beers audit committee.
Polly represents Oppenheimer Generations on the boards of Nianova (including Fireblade, Tswalu, Niarra and Weeva), Oppenheimer Partners, the Brenthurst Foundation and Shangani Holistic. She is also involved with Oppenheimer Generations – Research & Conservation, Oppenheimer Generations Philanthropy and Oppenheimer Generations Asia.
Prior to joining the Oppenheimer family, Polly was the finance director and a member of the executive and investment committees of Brait private equity, a leading private equity firm in South Africa. She qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte in London and became a partner in the financial institutions team at Deloitte in Johannesburg, specialising in private equity. Polly holds a BA in History from the University of Exeter.