Coenraad Petrus Bester

Coenraad Petrus Bester

Independent Non-executive Chairman

Coen initially lectured in the faculty of Electronic Engineering at Potchefstroom University. From there he went on to become the founder and CEO of two companies. Following the sale of the second company to a listed entity, he founded BrainWorks Management in 1999. Amongst his responsibilities, he acts as mentor to a number of high-technology companies in the information, communications and electronics markets and serves on the boards of a number of such companies. Coen earned an Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of Pretoria and an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Potchefstroom. He completed an MBA at Pretoria University and an OPM course at Harvard Business School.

Juergen Dresel

Juergen Dresel

Chief Executive Officer

Juergen completed his IT and Telecommunication studies with a Dipl. Ing degree at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1993. In 2000, he completed an MSc in electrical engineering at Wits University. Juergen started his engineering career with work that comprised antenna design and development in the frequency range from 10 kHz up to 6 GHz, antenna placement simulations, and project management. In 2005, Juergen took over the management of the defence section of Poynting Antennas where he concentrated his efforts on management and sales of large Defence-related projects.

Gisela Therese Heyman

Gisela Therese Heyman

Executive Director: Financial Director

Gisela studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained her Honours Degree in BCom (Acc) in 2001. She completed her articles with Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005. She started her corporate career as group accountant with Datacentrix, a complete ICT systems integrator, listed on the JSE. She spend the last three of the seven years with Datacentrix as the Group Financial Manager in charge of the full financial function. Subsequently she was appointed as Financial Director of G4S Secure Solutions, a multinational UK listed organisation in the security industry. Her responsibility spanned from finance with strict working capital management to IT – and ERP systems, legal, company secretarial, procurement and logistics. She brings with her experience in finance, information systems and operations.

Pieter Nicolaas de Waal

Pieter Nicolaas de Waal

Non-Executive Director

Nico began his career as an engineer with Baker Hughes Inc. (USA) in Scotland and the Middle East in the oil and gas exploration industry (1998-2000). He then specialised in strategy and operations work as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. (2001-2007) and at SAB Miller (2008-2010). Nico joined the PSG Group in 2011 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PSG Private Equity.

Richard Charles Willis

Richard Charles Willis

Non-Executive Director

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 after having completed his articles at Deloitte. Since then Richard has occupied various positions, both locally and internationally, including chief operating officer of Standard Private Bank and Melville Douglas and financial director of Virgin Money South Africa. Currently Richard is chief operating officer at Clive Douglas Investments Proprietary Limited.

Andries Mellet

Andries Mellet

Alternate Non-Executive Director

Dries qualified as chartered accountant after completing his articles with PWC and has been working for the PSG Group since 2010. Dries was Financial Director of mCubed Holdings Limited from October 2010 to February 2011 and Capevin Holdings Limited from April 2012 to November 2013. Dries is part of the PSG Private Equity team that invested in Alaris in December 2013. Dries has since been involved as Alaris non-executive board member, Group COO and joined the Board again on 8 October 2015 as alternate non-executive director.