Currently, shareholder and director of Jilanjo, an agricultural services and contracting company. And, shareholder and director of Primefuels, an international transport and logistics company. Previously, a director of; Mara World Properties (& CEO), Rift Valley Railways (& shareholder), Vodacom (& chair of audit committee and remuneration committee), Caspian Mining, and Skanska Construction.
After having studied Quantity Surveying, Property Development and Business Administration. He has obtained broad based experience in international commercial and business development, through varied projects and businesses located in Southern Africa, East Africa and UAE. Extensive experience obtained within the Rail, Telecoms, Mining, and Construction sectors. During such time held discussions and negotiations with widely varied local and international businesses, government ministries and local authorities, financial institutions and funding agencies. Experience also gained in international dispute resolution and litigation. Richard is a keen golfer and has been a member of Irene Country Club since 1978.
Director at Acctech Systems, a professional services company providing advisory services and business solutions that partners with customers to run their enterprises efficiently and effectively. While Andre studied B.COM Informatics at the University of Pretoria in 1998 he joined ATS (PTY) Ltd. a financial systems’ company with 8 Employees which eventually became AccTech Systems, currently with 300+ employees across Africa. As a strong leader Andre has over 20 years’ experience in the international business applications software industry internationally with a deep understanding of Digital Transformation. He is uniquely positioned to contribute to business and revenue growth both regionally and globally. Over the years he established an extensive network of high level contacts across various industries such as mining, manufacturing, hospitality, government etc.
Andre’s key responsibilities include:
* Business Analysis, * Business Process Engineering, * Executive, * Business Intelligence, * Projects Director, * Asset Management Solutions, * Sales & Marketing, * Technology & Development, * System Architecture & Analysis
58 years old and originally from an electrical engineering background, studied through City and Guilds of London attaining distinctions in signal transmission and computer controlled systems before relocating from Zimbabwe to South Africa in 1984.
Joined Sun International and spent 14 years managing the slots operations of several of their casino’s prior to the formation of Tusk Casino and Hotel Management in 1998.
Appointed as Slots Director in 1998, then Gaming Director in 2003, responsible for 4 Casino operations, and revenues derived. The Casino group and the management company were bought by Peermont in 2006.
Has held the position of Managing Director in GameSmart (Pty) Ltd since October 2006. The company supplies Gaming Management and Accounting Systems to 10 Casino operations in South Africa.
In addition to the above, is Managing Director of Raptosys (Pty) Ltd, a software development company, and Gecko Gaming (Pty) Ltd, a company formed to distribute Gaming machines into the South African market.
56 years old, he completed his BCom degree at the University of Pretoria.
Raymond has worked at the South African Reserve bank for 31 years. He is currently a Divisional Head in the Financial Surveillance Department.
He has served on the board of the Precious Metals Regulator as a member of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is currently serving as an alternate director.
MARITAL STATUS: Married
HOME LANGUAGE: English
CURRENT EMPLOYER: Retired
QUALIFICATIONS B Com (Hons) CTA (University of Pretoria) CA (SA)
LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans (fully bilingual)
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- 35 years’ experience in financial accounting and management, of which 23 have been spent in companies specialising in manufacturing.
- 22 years as Chief Financial Officer.
- 2 years responsibility for group risk assurance, including internal audit.
- 23 years’ experience on Company Boards.
First started his career as a Town and regional Planner at a Private company in Pretoria and then was appointed at Centurion City Council for a period of 10 years being part of the development of Centurion.
At that stage Leon was very active in the property game himself and build a nice portfolio of properties over time. He then decided to move into the entrepreneurial space and started a CCTV supply and installation Company in that time an opportunity came about in the establishment of an Asset Based Finance company, as a Director and Shareholder, which today is known as Sizwe Asset Finance. Our sole responsibility is the financing of asset types (Mainly ICT) on an off balance sheet type structure. We are current servicing the Government and Private Sector in this space with all their finance requirement.
Leon has a wife and 2 kids, one in Midstream College and the other studying at Potchefstroom University. He lives in Midstream Estate since 2005. On the golfing side, he has been a single figure handicap since 1988 ( Currently playing off a 6.1 ) and has been part of a golf committee over the past 15 years, heading up the committee for 8 years
Dealer Principal, Honda Bedfordview a division of Super Group (Pty) Ltd. Mike serves as a Dealer Principal in the Dealerships Division of Super Group (Pty) Ltd. Mike obtained a B.Com (Honours) Industrial Psychology from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU, now University of Johannesburg) in 2000. After completing his degree he taught Business Economics and Accounting at St. David’s Marist Brothers Inanda in Sandton, Johannesburg. Mike immigrated to London, England where he joined Peugeot and Later Mercedes-Benz. On his return to South Africa, he joined Unitrans Motors and worked at Volkswagen Strijdom Park. Mike joined Super Group in 2012 and served as Dealer Principal of Nash Nissan, Volkswagen and Audi Centre Rustenburg and Volkswagen Brits. After a brief stint at Jaguar Land Rover East Rand he joined Honda Bedfordview as Dealer Principal. Mike resides in Irene and is married to Bronwyn, has two sons Matthew (12) and Luke (10). Mike is a keen golfer and has been a member of Irene County Club since 2010, when he moved to Pretoria.