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Meet Our Directors


Johan Coetzee

Johan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (B.Eng.) from University of Stellenboach and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from Unisa.

He has held various senior positions at BHP and is currently the Project Director of South 32.


Brett Dawson

Brett is a qualified CA(SA).

He is best known for his 12-year stint as head of the global IT services giant, Dimension Data.  Brett currently invests into multiple early stage companies and holds multiple board positions.


Wentzel Pienaar

Wentzel holds a BSc (Maths & Applied Maths) from the University of Potchefstroom.

He was involved in Iscor for 26.5 years and held various positions as Manager of IT systems.

He has vast experience in management ,business analyses, and design of innovative alternatives and sourcing of solutions.


Magda van der Merwe

Magda has a BComm in Financial Planning and is a client solutions expert with experience in financial services, information technology and the legal field.

She was responsible for major IT project implementations before she indulged her entrepreneurial flair by operating her own business until 2008. Magda subsequently implemented client interaction programs for a variety of legal and financial companies, before joining Classic Private Wealth in 2014.


Wikus Marais

Wikus completed masters degrees in economics at the universities of Pretoria and Cambridge.  After a rapid rise as an economist in the banking and stockbroking fields, he co-founded Citadel in the early nineties. He quickly became the specialist advisor to the most demanding clients, sought out for his breadth of knowledge and incisive mind. Over the next 20 years, he gained a wealth of experience and served as director of both Citadel and Deloitte Private Clients. 

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