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Executive Team

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Magda van der Merwe

Head of Client Management

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.

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Wikus Marais

Head of Planning &

Technical Advisor

Wikus completed his master's degree 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. 

Client Management and Administration Team

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Laurie Korsten

Portfolio Manager

Laurie completed his BComm in Financial Management at the University of Pretoria. After 3 years of article experience in auditing, he joined Classic Private Wealth in 2016. Laurie aims to complete his Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Planning through Milpark Business School.

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Amy Marais

Portfolio Manager

Before earning her master's degree in economics at Stellenbosch University, Amy was an accomplished rhythmic gymnast who competed at the international level. This experience taught her the value of discipline, perseverance, and strategic planning—qualities she now applies to her financial planning practice.  

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Heather Muhl

Head: Administration

Heather has had vast administrative experience in various industries over the past 10 years. She has chosen to join the Classic Wealth team to assist our team in building a strong administrative base.

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Estelle Malan

Administrator

Estelle is an administrator with experience from various industries. She has chosen to join Classic Wealth to assist with our Business Process Automation.

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Hilda Steyn

Business Analyst

Hilda worked in the Automotive Industry for most of her career and gained extensive experience in Business Process Automation. She joined Classic Private Wealth in September 2022 as a Business Analyst with a focus to streamline and automate business processes.

Finance Team

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Nic Els

Financial Manager

Nic entered the finance world in 1980 whereby he started articles at an auditor’s firm and obtained his BComm Accounting degree. He is a registered Professional Accountant, Tax Practitioner and Independent Reviewer with SAIPA. Nic worked in the manufacturing and transport industries for many years and gained extensive experience. He joined Classic Private Wealth team at the end of 2020 as the Finance Manager.

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