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.
Di has been an active member for 15 years at Irene CC (her first and only golf club) and has served on the ladies’ committee for several years. She also served as league captain for various ladies’ league teams during the period 2006 to 2020. In January 2019, Di was appointed ICC ladies’ captain for a second term. She believes the success of the ICC ladies’ golf section can be transferred, to the entire golf section. The ladies enjoy that extra special-comradeship and unique spirit that is the envy of many GNGU ladies’ golf sections at other clubs. Di would like to see our whole combined golf section regarded as the very best by all within the golfing community. The golf section of ICC needs to re-think and remodel itself and adopt a sustainable out-of-the-box approach to rejuvenate and energise our club in these difficult social and economic times. We need our tournaments and events to be well supported by all our members, and we need everyone to feel part of the Irene Family. With my experience, willingness to adapt to inevitable change and valuable support from the new golf committee can easily accomplish this.
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
Business Owner: Condevsys T/A Tech-On-Deck
Northerns Titans Cricket: Board Member
Irene Villagers Cricket Club: Club Affairs
After completing his A+ and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Diploma in 1999, Pierre started his career as an IT Specialist in Botswana before returning to South Africa as a full-time Systems Analyst at the University of Pretoria’s Library Services. While at the University, he completed his B. Com Informatics degree and soon afterwards, in 2006, started his own IT Solutions Company. As a business owner, Pierre’s key responsibilities are business strategies, business and systems analysis and integration as well as client relations. Pierre has been a member of the Irene Country Club since 2008 and served on the Irene Villagers Cricket Club Committee since 2016 where he was coached and taught by Wally van Heerden, firstly as Vice-Chairman and then following in his footsteps as Chairman. In 2020, he was appointed to serve on NCU Titans Board of Director
Wally Van Heerden
Wally retired from the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA) as Head of Audit in 2008, after 45 years’ service. He is a Registered Government Auditor (RGA) and actively promoted public accountability by assisting the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) of Parliament during his auditing career. During his employment at the AGSA he was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the audits of all public sector entities at national and provincial level. Since his retirement he served on various Audit Committees, Boards and Governance Structures.
Wally is the past chairman of the cricket section and has been an active member of the Club for more than 45 years. He is an Honorary Member of the Northern Cricket Union (NCU) and serves on the Members Council of the NCU. He is also an Honorary Life member of the ICC and served more than one term as Chair of the Financial Committee (Fincom). He prides himself in being a strict adherent of Good Governance and Compliance and in this regard, he is the co-author of many a Constitution and/or compliance framework.
He is happily married to Marinda and is the proud father of two daughters the youngest of which is following in his footsteps by being a third-year accounting student at TUKS. He is a keen collector of South African Cycads.