SAICA Profiles - Senior Management

Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:23:44 PM


Freeman Nomvalo

Chief Executive Officer

Aside from being a Harvard alumnus, Mr. Nomvalo was also South Africa’s Accountant-General from 2004 to 2013 where one of his highlights was working with the British Commonwealth to assist in promoting internal audit and risk management in 18 Caribbean Countries from 2009 to 2011.
In June 2013, he took up the role of CEO at the State Information Technology Agency until March 2015. Since then he has worked as a business consultant and established an Adaptive Leadership Practice to help organisations drive sustainable value-adding change.
Lwazi says: “The SAICA Board has chosen a steadfast operator that has been given the mandate to restore trust in the chartered accountancy profession. The Board believes that SAICA will benefit from Mr. Nomvalo’s experience with the broader accounting profession, specifically his previous role in the development of the accounting profession legislation and policy. The Board looks forward to his contribution as we not only deal with the current challenges but also with preparing the chartered accountancy profession to respond to the ever-changing environment.”
Following in the footsteps of Terence and Fanisa, Mr. Nomvalo says: “I relish the challenge of addressing the strong mandate given to me by the SAICA Board and look forward to working with all of the Institute’s stakeholders to provide leadership which will ensure that trust in the chartered accountancy profession is restored.”   Mr. Nomvalo’s commencement date is Friday, 1 February 2019.

Jaco Snyman

Executive Director

Jaco is a recognized and experienced specialist in various areas related to Corporate Governance. These include, risk management, compliance, company secretariat and administration and corporate legal advisory. He obtained BA (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of the North West (as it is now known) by 1992. He then qualified as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1995. He subsequently also obtained two master degrees (a MBA and LLM) as part of his formal qualifications.
After practicing law at some of the corporate legal firms in Sandton, he joined Absa Bank where he initially acted as the head of a legal department but then joined Absa Corporate Finance. Following that joined the office of the Group CFO where he assisted with the management of the group investment committee of the group. He also proved very successful in various projects including the implementation of a governance system for the management of subsidiaries in Africa. He left Absa in 2007 to join PPC. Jaco has extensive experience as the Group Company secretary of a dual listed company and this is supported by his experience in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, and risk and compliance management at executive level.

Fanisa Lamola CA(SA)

Chief Operating Officer

Her professional career started in 1995 at Anglo American, after which she then joined JP Morgan Securities as a Management Accountant. She progressed to join KPMG, Polokwane Office, in the position of Manager Municipal Finance. She later joined the Limpopo Provincial Treasury where she worked as the Provincial Accountant General.
Prior to joining SAICA in May 2012, Lamola was the City Manager for the City of Polokwane, a move that bolstered the city's good governance standing and socio-political profile as she was the first female municipal manager to be appointed by the city.
She served on various committees and councils, including being the chairperson of the Limpopo University Advisory Council for the School of Accounting.
Being a hard worker and a dedicated achiever, Lamola acquired more than ten years of her experience at higher management level, both in the private and public sector. The experience has given her a very clear understanding of the constitutional and legislative environment.

Chantyl Mulder CA(SA)

Executive Director: Nation Building

Chantyl Mulder joined SAICA in 1999 to head up the Education and Training division which was newly set up after the education and training of CAs moved from the IRBA to SAICA. A year later when SAICA got its first African CEO, Chantyl was tasked with the responsibility of coming up with relevant programmes that would transform the profession’s new members joining to be reflective both in terms of race and gender . In 2002 Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund was established and the first programme in the Eastern Cape was launched, which included the capacity building of the University of Fort Hare. The Thuthuka Bursary Fund was established in 2005, then The Hope Factory in 2006 and the AAT(SA) in 2010. Over the last years since inception, nearly R2 billion has been raised for all these initiates and programmes.
Chantyl is the Chairman of the AAT(SA). She is a former CUT Council member and is currently a WSU Council member and chair of the Finance Committee as well as a member of The Technical Working Group which advises the Human Resource development Council, chaired by the Deputy President, on human resource development in South Africa - which is a ministerial appointment.
The President of South Africa has elected Chantyl to serve for another term on the Presidential Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Council . Through SAICA Chantyl is currently running a R200 million project with the Department of Higher education and Training to assist TVET colleges in the area of financial capacity building as well as HR issues.

Nasiegh Hamdulay

Senior Executive: Strategy Management, Assurance and Research

Nasiegh Hamdulay, a South African chartered accountant, studied at the University of Cape Town and trained with Ernst & Young. He left Ernst & Young as a Senior Audit Manager to join Old Mutual Asset Managers as credit analyst, before joining SAICA in 2007.
He has represented SAICA on various external committees including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Academic Advisory Committee, the KPMG Audit Committee Forum and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Advisory Committee.

Robert Zwane CA(SA)

Senior Executive: National Projects

Robert Zwane CA(SA) is the Senior Executive: National Projects and his responsibilities are mainly driving SAICA’s Transformation and Growth strategy.
Robert was previously the Director for the Education and Transformation Department at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditor (IRBA), where he was instrumental in a number of initiatives, including leading the implementation of the Audit Development Programme (ADP).
He spent some time at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in various positions, including being an academic trainee, a senior lecturer and a House Warden at one of UJ residences. He completed his training programme with one of the Big 4 firms.
On a global scale, Robert sat on the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) as a technical advisor to the South Africa representative. He was also a member of the Education Committee of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) of Zimbabwe.

Gugu Makhanya

Senior Executive Nation Building

Gugu Makhanya, SAICA's Transformation and Growth Project Director manages the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund allocated projects (at school, undergraduate and QE levels) from proposal and fundraising stage through to contracting, implementation, monitoring, reporting and closure.
She holds a B Admin degree from the University of Zululand, Honours in Industrial Psychology from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Higher Diploma in Corporate Law and Project Management & Public Relations Certificates.
Makhanya has extensive experience in project management. Before joining SAICA, she worked as a recruitment consultant at Quest Personnel after which she joined NBS Bank now BoE. She also worked briefly as a public relations officer for an interior decorating warehouse.

Mandi Olivier CA(SA)

Senior Executive: Professional Development

Mandi Olivier CA(SA), who started at SAICA in 2005 has overall responsibility for all aspects related to pre-qualification as a CAs(SA) within the Professional Development unit. This includes Education, Exams and Training. The Professional Development unit forms part of Nation Building.
Her responsibilities include developing and implementing strategy for the Professional Development Unit, overseeing the setting and administration of the Qualifying Exams (Part I and Part II), defining the competency framework for CAs(SA) at entry level into the profession, overseeing training and the training requirements, and the strategy and implementation of the Professional Development unit.
Before joining SAICA, Olivier was an Associate Director: Assurance Learning at Deloitte, where she was responsible for education and training. Previously she worked as an audit manager at Deloitte.
Olivier has served previously on the Fasset Management Board, the Fasset Audit and Risk Committee and as a technical advisor on IFAC’s International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

Willi Coates

Senior Executive: Marketing and Communications

Willi Coates has over 35 years' experience in marketing, sales and communications in the financial services industry, including more than 25 years in the chartered accountancy profession.
He holds a B Com, B Com Honours and M Com (Economics) from The University of the Free State.
Before joining SAICA, Coates was the sales and marketing director at Ernst & Young and before that, a senior marketing manager at First National Bank.
Coates' current role at SAICA includes publishing SAICA's Accountancy SA and XL (Excel) magazines, maintaining the CA(SA) brand and promoting the image of SAICA among its various stakeholders.  He has served for 5 years as a Trustee of the SAICA Pension Fund and is the Chairman of SAICA tender committee.

Pieter Faber

Senior Executive: Tax

Pieter is a recognized specialist in tax with specific focus on tax policy and tax administrative law. Pieter Faber joined SAICA in 2015 and assumes responsibility for member support in tax in both the legislative and tax operations fields. This includes tax advocacy on behalf of the profession, in collaboration with the National Tax Committee, including in the media and engagement with various stakeholders including the Tax Ombud, SARS, National Treasury and Parliament.
Pieter has more than 15 years’ experience in tax law and policy having extensively consulted in employees tax, income tax, tax administration matters and tax disputes. Before Pieter joined SAICA, he consulted on tax for 10 years at a Big 4 firm after which he was the Technical Executive for the SA Institute of Tax Professionals. In addition to his Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation, Pieter holds master degrees in both law (LLM Import & Export Law) and commerce (MCom International Tax).

Julius Mojapelo CA(SA)

Senior Executive: Public Sector

Julius is a Chartered Accountant (SA), Registered Auditor and holds memberships of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIASA). Prior to joining SAICA Julius was the Senior Manager: Technical and Training at Nkonki Inc where his role included providing technical training and support Audit of Predetermined Objectives, Procurement and Contract Management, PFMA, MFMA and GRAP.
He is responsible for leading and managing the SAICA Public Sector division to enhance SAICA’s value propositions to members and stakeholder in public sector and the implementation of SAICA’s capacity building projects in public sector to improve financial management in departments, municipalities and other public institutions such as schools and tertiary institutions.

Thenji Sithole BSc, MBA, MComm

Senior Executive: IT (CIO)

Thenjiswe (Thenji) Sithole has a BSc. Computer Science and Mathematics (University of the Witwatersrand), an MBA (Bond University), and MComm (University of the Witwatersrand). Her current role within SAICA is to ensure alignment between business and IT strategy, oversee the IT business analysis, IT programme and project management, IT architecture, IT development, IT operations, and IT governance functions of SAICA. Thenji has both local and international experience within IT and has worked for the following companies: Liberty Life, Accenture, First National Bank, Standard bank and Real People.

Nwabisa Tsengiwe, MBA

Senior Executive: Marketing & Public Relations Nation Building

Nwabisa Tsengiwe joined SAICA in 2016 as head of marketing, communication and PR for the Nation Building division. She has an MBA (GIBS), an Honours Degree: Media Studies and BA (University of the Witwatersrand), as well as Project Management certification from the University of Pretoria. As one of the top 15% of students at Wits University, she has been a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society since 2005.
She has also worked for Wits University, as a tutor for first and second year media students. Before leaving corporate to pursue her MBA, Nwabisa was head of Corporate Communications for the CSIR and later joined the Shanduka Group’s enterprise development arm, Shanduka Black Umbrellas, as Communications Manager.
She also has experience working in the public sector, having been Deputy Director: Media Research and Writing at the Department of Environmental Affairs and as an Assistant Director in the GCIS’ media policy and analysis unit. Nwabisa has also worked in brand building and insights, being an Analyst with Media Monitoring SA and Account Associate at international consumer research company, Kantar MillwardBrown, whose clients included the likes of Nestle, Coca-Cola and Unilever.