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Meet the Team

PSG Konsult Board of Directors

Willem Theron (61)

Willem Theron

Non-executive Director and Chairman
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Appointed to the Board on 1 March 1998.

Willem founded chartered accountancy firm Theron du Plessis in Middelburg in 1976. The firm eventually had ten branch offices in the Western and Eastern Cape. In 1998, he founded PSG Konsult and acted as its chief executive officer until 30 June 2013. He was then appointed as non-executive chairman. He also serves on the board of PSG Group Limited.

Francious Gouws

Francois Gouws

Chief Executive Officer
B.Acc, CA(SA)

Appointed to the Board on 1 March 2013.

Francois was a group managing director jointly responsible for the UBS Securities division before joining PSG as deputy chief executive officer in July 2012. He assumed the role of chief executive officer with effect from 1 July 2013. Francois started his career at UBS Investment Bank in 1995 as head of research in South Africa. Before that, he worked for Senekal, Mouton & Kitshoff Proprietary Limited.

Jacob De Vos Du Toit (Jaap) (59)

Jaap Du Toit

Lead Independent Non-executive Director
B.Acc, CA(SA), CTA, CFA

Appointed to the Board on 17 August 1998.

Jaap was appointed as senior general manager at the Trust Building Society in 1984, financial director at Senekal, Mouton & Kitshoff Securities Proprietary Limited in 1988 and portfolio director at the same firm in 1990. In 1996, he co-founded both PSG Group and PSG Konsult and has been a director of both since inception. He also acted as chairman of PSG Konsult from inception in 1998 until 2013. In August 2012, Jaap was appointed as the lead independent non-executive director for PSG Group Limited and PSG Financial Services Limited. He was appointed as chairman of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited in 2012 and is chairman of its nomination committee.

Michael Ian Frain Smith (Mike) (46)

Mike Smith

Chief Financial Officer
BComm (Hons), CA(SA), H Dip Tax, H Dip Company Law

Appointed to the Board on 18 July 2013.

Mike has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. He was appointed chief financial officer of PSG Konsult in June 2013, having joined PSG in 2001 as group financial director of Appleton Limited, later becoming chief operating officer (COO) for PSG Asset Management and most recently serving as the COO for the PSG Wealth division. Prior to that, he worked for both RAD Investment Bank and Deloitte & Touche in their corporate finance divisions.

Riaan Stassen - New

Riaan Stassen

Independent Non-executive Director
BComm (Hons), CA (SA)

Appointed to the board on 14 April 2016

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Capitec Bank in March 2004, he was instrumental in forming the bank and its unique positioning and service platform in the market, as Managing Director since inception in June 2000. His experience in banking stems from his previous position as Managing Director of Boland PKS, where innovation led the bank from personal banking to a focus on specialised banking for small businesses and mass market banking via a joint venture with retailer Pep Stores. Prior to his career in banking, he gained extensive experience in the liquor industry through his responsibilities as Operations Director of Distillers Corporation.

Petrus Johannes Mouton (Piet) (37)

Piet Mouton

Non-executive Director
BComm (Mathematics)

Appointed to the Board on 6 December 2012.

Piet is the chief executive officer of PSG Group Limited. He serves as a director on the boards of various PSG Group companies, including Curro Holdings, Capitec Bank and Zeder Investments Limited. He has been active in the investment and financial services industry since 1999.

Patrick Ernest Burton (61)

Patrick Burton

Independent Non-executive Director
BComm (Hons) Financial Management, PG Dip Tax

Appointed to the Board on 2 March 2014.

Patrick served at Moores Rowland Chartered Accountants for eight years, during which he completed his training contract. He emmigrated to Canada in 1981 and worked for Lanvethol and Horwath (chartered accountants) from 1981 to 1984. Patrick was one of the founding members of Siphumelele Investments Limited, established in 1995. His experience includes executive and non-executive positions in fishing, financial services, telecommunications, media and entertainment, technology and insurance. He currently serves as the financial director of Snoek Wholesalers Proprietary.

Zitulele Luke Combi (Kk) (62)

KK Combi

Independent Non-executive Director
Diploma in Public Relations

Appointed to the Board on 16 April 2014.

KK is the executive chairman of Thembeka Capital Limited. He holds a diploma in public relations and was awarded the Ernst & Young South African Best Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2000, as well as the World Entrepreneur of the Year in Managing Change award in 2001. KK is a member of the Institute of Directors and serves on various listed and unlisted companies' boards, including PSG Group, Curro Holdings Limited and Pioneer Food Group Limited (as chairman).

ZODWA MATSAU

Independent Non-executive Director
M.Phil Economics, BA Economics

Appointed to the Board on 20 JULY 2017.

Zodwa holds the qualifications M.Phil Economics and BA Economics. She started her career as an economist at the Central Bank of Lesotho and was ultimately promoted to Head of Money & Capital Markets: Central Bank of Lesotho. Her career experience thereafter included 18 years at the South African Reserve Bank in various key roles, including serving as Company Secretary and finally serving as Senior Deputy General Manager: Financial Markets.

Management Committee

Francious Gouws

Francois Gouws

Chief Executive Officer
B.Acc, CA(SA)

Francois was a group managing director jointly responsible for the UBS Securities division before joining PSG as deputy chief executive officer in July 2012. He assumed the role of chief executive officer with effect from 1 July 2013. Francois started his career at UBS Investment Bank in 1995 as head of research in South Africa. Before that, he worked for Senekal, Mouton & Kitshoff Proprietary Limited.

Niraj

Niraj Gudka

Chief Operating Officer
BSc (Hons), CIMA

Prior to joining PSG as chief operating officer, Niraj was a managing director at UBS, serving as joint chief operating officer of Global Equities. This contributed to over a decade of front office Investment Banking experience. Niraj started his career at Total Oil and Gas, and also worked at Greenwich NatWest before joining UBS.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Chief Financial Officer
BComm (Hons), CA(SA), H Dip Tax, H Dip Company Law

Mike has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. He was appointed chief financial officer of PSG Konsult in June 2013, having joined PSG in 2001 as group financial director of Appleton Limited, later becoming chief operating officer (COO) for PSG Asset Management and most recently serving as the COO for the PSG Wealth division. Prior to that, he worked for both RAD Investment Bank and Deloitte & Touche in their corporate finance divisions.

Dan Hugo

Dan Hugo

Chief Executive, Distribution
BComm, CFP

After a career as a financial adviser at Sanlam and ABSA, Dan joined Theron Du Plessis Accountants in Villiersdorp. In 1997 he joined PSG as Western and Northern Cape Regional Manager. Since 2008, he has served as chief executive of distribution.

Marilize Lansdell

Marilize Lansdell

Chief Executive Officer, PSG Wealth
BComm LLB

As a duly admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa, Marilize has a legal background and over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Previous roles have included management positions at the Bond Exchange of South African and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Most recently, she served as head of operations at Momentum Wealth Portfolio Management. Marilize joined PSG Wealth in 2014 as chief operating officer and was appointed chief executive officer in 2016.

Anet Ahern

Anet Ahern

Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management
B.Bus.Sc (Hons); CFA; CFP (SA); PG Dip Financial Planning

Anet Ahern has 30 years' experience in investment and business management. After starting her career at Allan Gray in 1986, she worked as a portfolio manager at Syfrets where she managed the Syfrets Balanced Fund, and later BoE Asset Management, where she was CIO and CEO. She also spent six years at Sanlam, where she was the CEO of Sanlam Multi Manager International with local and global AUM of over R100bn. Anet joined PSG Asset Management as CEO in 2013.

Rikus Visser

Rikus Visser

Chief Executive Officer, PSG Insure
BComm (Hons), CA(SA), MComm (Tax)

Rikus joined PSG as chief executive officer of PSG Insure in 2012. He has well over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, working at both Corporate Guarantee Insurance Company Ltd and Western National Insurance Company before joining PSG. Prior to that, he worked in specialised finance at BoE.

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