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VAL DE VIE I HOA TRUSTEES

SAREL ROSSOUW

SAREL ROSSOUW

Financial Director

Sarel Rossouw is the Financial Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has a wide ranging background in auditing, finance, financial management, corporate governance, tax and reporting. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers until December 2007 where after he joined Val de Vie. Sarel is a qualified CA (SA). He is Chief Financial Officer of all the companies in the group and able to take care of the full financial cycle, from feasibility, finance and cash flow management to reporting.

MARTIN VENTER

MARTIN VENTER

Founder and CEO

Martin Venter is founder and CEO of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has sufficient experience and knowledge to lead the development and professional team for the conceptualization and the implementation of any size of property development. His qualifications include BLC (Law), LLB (UP), Hons., MBA (US) and R.E.E.S, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Harvard Business School). Martin gained extensive experience in property development and property investment as one of the founding directors in Atterbury Property Cape (Pty) Ltd. As developer he has completed many successful residential and commercial property developments. He was awarded the ABSA entrepreneur of the year in 1994. He focusses on deal making, business development and strategic planning

MORNÉ BOSCH

MORNÉ BOSCH

Managing Director

Morné Bosch is the Managing Director of the Val de Vie Management Group of Companies which includes Val de Vie Management, a private company contracted to manage and administer all estate operations. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Val de Vie HOA and follows a hands-on approach in managing the estate operations to ensure that the stakeholders’ vision is achieved. His field of expertise lies in business restructuring, and operations management. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, obtained a CA (SA), and an MBA (USA).

RYK NEETHLING

RYK NEETHLING

Marketing Director

Olympic Gold Medalist, three time World Champion and founder of the Learn to Swim Academies across South Africa. Ryk’s business career started when he spent time in the real estate industry in the USA, assisting in the development and management of various commercial properties after obtaining a degree in BA Psychology and Business at the University of Arizona. In 2009 he was appointed marketing director of Val de Vie Estate Group of Companies. He develops and implements the brand plan for the group, which included all advertising, public relation, marketing. He is able to conceptualize and implement the entire brand positioning strategy.

RENIER SWART

RENIER SWART

Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of CompaniesManaging Director of Val de Vie Construction

Renier Swart is the Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies, as well as the Managing Director of Val de Vie Construction, Chairman and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group and also the Chairman of Security and Infrastructure subcommittees of the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA), CA (SA), PPRE and MPRE. Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Star Motor Group holds the current Nissan Dealer-Group-of-the-Year-Award. Renier also joined Paarl Boys High’s Raad van Beskermhere in 2018. Before joining Val de Vie, Renier also successfully completed several large commercial property developments. His Valentia Manor house won the prestigious Best Residential Property in Africa award for 2016/17. His ability to implement a sales strategy was successfully honed in the motor industry and he oversees all property sales.

ANTON GELDENHUYS

ANTON GELDENHUYS

Governing Body Member

Mr. Anton Gildenhuys B.Com (Insurance Science), B.Com Hons (Actuarial Sciences), EDP serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Client Solutions for Sanlam Personal Finance. He serves as Non-Executive Director at Sanlam Developing Markets Ltd. Mr. Gildenhuys’ primary focus is product and business development at Sanlam Personal Finance. Mr. Gildenhuys has been the Acting Chief Executive of Actuarial of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd since May 2010. He served as the Chief Executive of Strategic Business Development at Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd from August 2006 to May 2010. He joined Sanlam Personal Finance in 1996 and worked in areas such as actuarial valuations and finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and the Actuarial Society of SA. Mr. Gildenhuys is a qualified Actuary and holds a B.Com in Insurance Science and Actuarial Sciences. He has been living on the estate since 2009 with his wife and two children.

CLIFFORD VAN DER VENTER

CLIFFORD VAN DER VENTER

Development Sub Commitee
DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE

Clifford and his family have been living at Val de Vie since May 2012. He was co-opted as a homeowner Trustee in 2015 and also chairs the estate’s Development sub-committee. Clifford is a seasoned HR professional with more than 30 years experience in the corporate world. He completed a B.Com degree (1987) as well as an MBA (UCT 1993). He worked in the Financial Services industry (Old Mutual) during the first 7 years of his career, doing mainly actuarial work on employee benefits and investments. He joined Caltex (now Chevron) in 1990 and held numerous HR positions culminating in his appointment as HR Director for Sub-Saharan Africa in 1999. Clifford subsequently held HR Director positions at Unilever, Anglo American (seconded to Kumba Iron Ore) and British American Tobacco until June 2014 when he decided to take a career break. These roles have honed his skills as an HR professional but have also developed his experience as an Executive Board member of these major multi-nationals. He recently started working as an Independent Strategy and HR Consultant. Apart from an obvious passion for people, Clifford’s key strengths are in the areas of leading Organisational Change and large-scale Restructuring, as well as Strategic Process Facilitation.

LEON CRONJE

LEON CRONJE

Corporate Governance, Development Sub-commitee

Leon Cronje’s role as a trustee includes overseeing Governance and Compliance at the estate. He is the Financial Director of Pioneer Foods and specialises in corporate finance, with degrees that include a B.Acc (US), B Compt Hons (Unisa) and CA (SA). Leon and his family live at Val de Vie and they value the peacefulness, open spaces and security.

Sias de Klerk

Sias de Klerk

Sias and his wife, Charlötte, decided in 2015 to move from Gauteng to the Western Cape and the place of choice was Val de Vie.

Sias was asked to join the Home Owners Association as Trustee in 2016 and also to chair the Estate’s Building Committee. He is an industrial engineer with more than eighteen years’ experience in the corporate world. Sias completed his B.Eng (Industrial) degree (1982), as well as a MBA (1988).

He started his career at Yscor and then joined National Corporate Dairies, later Clover SA, in 1986 with the responsibility of designing and building production lines and factories. He held the position as Chief Engineer (Industrial Products) and later General Manager (Fresh Products). When Danone (a multi national French company) bought a division of Clover SA, Sias joined the company as Industrial Director of Danone Clover SA. In 2003, he left the corporate world to start his own business. Sias was one of the developers of Ebotse Golf and Country Estate. Today, Sias serves on numerous boards and his key strength is his ability to use his experience and expertise to lead businesses and organizations on a strategic path to ensure sustainable growth and success.

VAL DE VIE II HOA TRUSTEES

SAREL ROSSOUW

SAREL ROSSOUW

Financial Director

Sarel Rossouw is the Financial Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has a wide ranging background in auditing, finance, financial management, corporate governance, tax and reporting. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers until December 2007 where after he joined Val de Vie. Sarel is a qualified CA (SA). He is Chief Financial Officer of all the companies in the group and able to take care of the full financial cycle, from feasibility, finance and cash flow management to reporting.

MARTIN VENTER

MARTIN VENTER

Founder and CEO

Martin Venter is founder and CEO of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has sufficient experience and knowledge to lead the development and professional team for the conceptualization and the implementation of any size of property development. His qualifications include BLC (Law), LLB (UP), Hons., MBA (US) and R.E.E.S, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Harvard Business School). Martin gained extensive experience in property development and property investment as one of the founding directors in Atterbury Property Cape (Pty) Ltd. As developer he has completed many successful residential and commercial property developments. He was awarded the ABSA entrepreneur of the year in 1994. He focusses on deal making, business development and strategic planning

MORNÉ BOSCH

MORNÉ BOSCH

Managing Director

Morné Bosch is the Managing Director of the Val de Vie Management Group of Companies which includes Val de Vie Management, a private company contracted to manage and administer all estate operations. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Val de Vie HOA and follows a hands-on approach in managing the estate operations to ensure that the stakeholders’ vision is achieved. His field of expertise lies in business restructuring, and operations management. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, obtained a CA (SA), and an MBA (USA).

RENIER SWART

RENIER SWART

Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of CompaniesManaging Director of Val de Vie Construction

Renier Swart is the Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies, as well as the Managing Director of Val de Vie Construction, Chairman and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group and also the Chairman of Security and Infrastructure subcommittees of the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA), CA (SA), PPRE and MPRE. Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Star Motor Group holds the current Nissan Dealer-Group-of-the-Year-Award. Renier also joined Paarl Boys High’s Raad van Beskermhere in 2018. Before joining Val de Vie, Renier also successfully completed several large commercial property developments. His Valentia Manor house won the prestigious Best Residential Property in Africa award for 2016/17. His ability to implement a sales strategy was successfully honed in the motor industry and he oversees all property sales.

Jaco Kruger

Jaco Kruger

Jaco and his family have been living in Paarl since 1997. They moved to Val de Vie in March 2013. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 2000, completing a Bachelor of Accounting, BAcc (Hons) degree in 1997. He finished his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Paarl in 2000 before moving overseas to work in the UK and Europe for 1,5 years, rejoining PwC South Africa in 2002 again. Since 2004, he has been involved in local business mainly in the export fruit market taking on the roles of commercial & marketing management. Jaco was also a director and shareholder of various local companies. He has travelled the world markets the last 15 years and gained a strong experience and knowledge of international and local business practices and trends. He has been involved in a few start-up businesses with an emphasis on developing financial & commercial systems.

Jaco has served as Chairman of Paarl Business Chamber (2008-2010), as well as being a Trustee of Valcare (2010-2014). He lives out his Christian faith through church life, friendships and local life groups. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 teenage children and cycles regularly, with a specific love of mountain biking. Jaco believes living at Val de Vie creates excellent opportunities to have a balanced ‘work-life’ lifestyle

Dr Jonathan Bloom

Dr Jonathan Bloom

Dr Jonathan Bloom holds a PhD in Corporate Finance from Stellenbosch University and until 2013, was Professor of Corporate Finance specializing in Real Estate Investment and Financing at the same institution. Various national and international articles have been published in fields such as Business, economics and strategy; Corporate financial management and business assessment; Artificial intelligence and knowledge mining for business and finance.

He has been involvement in the private sector for 22 years and has consulted as a business advisor to various JSE-listed companies and for various clients and real estate developers in Southern Africa, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Dr Bloom is part of the GTAC team at National Treasury and has assisted various provincial departments with real estate projects, as well as district and local municipalities with the establishment of public-private partnerships and preparation of real estate development and spatial planning strategies. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) used his services in Namibia for development projects. Jonathan has undertaken various assignments in diverse sectors and industries such as Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism and Hospitality, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Retail and Entertainment. Jonathan is also a non-executive director of companies.

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SAREL ROSSOUW

SAREL ROSSOUW

Financial Director

Sarel Rossouw is the Financial Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has a wide ranging background in auditing, finance, financial management, corporate governance, tax and reporting. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers until December 2007 where after he joined Val de Vie. Sarel is a qualified CA (SA). He is Chief Financial Officer of all the companies in the group and able to take care of the full financial cycle, from feasibility, finance and cash flow management to reporting.

MARTIN VENTER

MARTIN VENTER

Founder and CEO

Martin Venter is founder and CEO of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has sufficient experience and knowledge to lead the development and professional team for the conceptualization and the implementation of any size of property development. His qualifications include BLC (Law), LLB (UP), Hons., MBA (US) and R.E.E.S, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Harvard Business School). Martin gained extensive experience in property development and property investment as one of the founding directors in Atterbury Property Cape (Pty) Ltd. As developer he has completed many successful residential and commercial property developments. He was awarded the ABSA entrepreneur of the year in 1994. He focusses on deal making, business development and strategic planning

MORNÉ BOSCH

MORNÉ BOSCH

Managing Director

Morné Bosch is the Managing Director of the Val de Vie Management Group of Companies which includes Val de Vie Management, a private company contracted to manage and administer all estate operations. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Val de Vie HOA and follows a hands-on approach in managing the estate operations to ensure that the stakeholders’ vision is achieved. His field of expertise lies in business restructuring, and operations management. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, obtained a CA (SA), and an MBA (USA).

RENIER SWART

RENIER SWART

Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of CompaniesManaging Director of Val de Vie Construction

Renier Swart is the Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies, as well as the Managing Director of Val de Vie Construction, Chairman and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group and also the Chairman of Security and Infrastructure subcommittees of the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA), CA (SA), PPRE and MPRE. Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Star Motor Group holds the current Nissan Dealer-Group-of-the-Year-Award. Renier also joined Paarl Boys High’s Raad van Beskermhere in 2018. Before joining Val de Vie, Renier also successfully completed several large commercial property developments. His Valentia Manor house won the prestigious Best Residential Property in Africa award for 2016/17. His ability to implement a sales strategy was successfully honed in the motor industry and he oversees all property sales.

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