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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 the chartered accountancy firm, Theron du Plessis, in 1976 in Middelburg, which eventually had 10 branch offices in the Western and Eastern Cape. In 1998, he founded PSG Konsult Limited and acted as its CEO until 30 June 2013. He was then appointed as its non-executive chairman. He also served on the board of PSG Group Limited for a number of years.

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 Konsult as deputy CEO in July 2012. He assumed the role of CEO with effect from 1 July 2013. He started 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 started his career at the Trust Building Society in 1984 and thereafter joined Senekal, Mouton & Kitshoff Securities in 1988. He co-founded both PSG Group Limited in 1996 and PSG Konsult Limited in 1998. Previously, Jaap was a board member of PSG Group and chairman of PSG Konsult Limited (1998–2013). He is a board member of PSG Konsult and the chairman of KAP Industrial Holdings and 12Cape Limited.

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 CFO of PSG Konsult Limited in June 2013. Mike joined PSG in 2001 as group financial director of Appleton Limited, later becoming chief operating officer (COO) of PSG Asset Management, and thereafter served as COO for the PSG Wealth division. Prior to that, he worked for both RAD Investment Bank and Deloitte & Touche in their corporate finance divisions, where he was involved in negotiating and implementing a variety of corporate finance deals and transactions.

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 and other companies, including Curro Holdings Limited and Capitec Bank Holdings 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 emigrated to Canada in 1982, and worked for Laventhol and Horwath (chartered accountants), from 1982 to 1984. His experience includes executive and non-executive positions in fishing, financial services, food and allied services.

Zitulele Luke Combi (Kk) (62)

KK Combi

Independent Non-executive Director
Diploma in Public Relations

Appointed to the Board on 16 April 2014.

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

Zodwa

ZODWA MATSAU

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

Appointed to the Board on 20 JULY 2017.

Zodwa holds the qualifications MPhil Economics and BA Economics at the University of Glasgow and National University of Lesotho, respectively. 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 Markets: 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 Konsult as deputy CEO in July 2012. He assumed the role of CEO with effect from 1 July 2013. He started 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 CFO of PSG Konsult Limited in June 2013. Mike joined PSG in 2001 as group financial director of Appleton Limited, later becoming chief operating officer (COO) of PSG Asset Management, and thereafter served as COO for the PSG Wealth division. Prior to that, he worked for both RAD Investment Bank and Deloitte & Touche in their corporate finance divisions, where he was involved in negotiating and implementing a variety of corporate finance deals and transactions.

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.

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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