MEET THE TEAM
DESTINATA’S EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
B.Acc (SU) | B.Compt (Hons)
Mr. Maree received a B.Acc degree from the University of Stellenbosch in in 2004, and subsequently obtained a B.Compt (Hons) degree from the University of South Africa the following year.
After successfully completing the SAICA 1st Board Exam in 2005, he moved to the UK for 2 years before returning to South Africa and completing his SAICA articles through LDP Inc. in Stellenbosch, gaining experience in various industries. He has built up experience in both audit and financial management positions before joining Destinata in 2015 as Group CFO and Managing Director of Topaz Trust Accounting (until 1 March 2016), a Destinata service provider. As of February 2017, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Destinata Group.
Mr. Maree has also completed the Directors Induction Programme through the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).
DESTINATA NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
SENIOR WEALTH MASTER COACH
Cassie joined Destinata Accounting in 2010. He worked as a Trust Accountant Administrator until 2013 when he was appointed as a Trust Bookkeeper within the company. In 2017 he wrote the Tax Technician exam and became a tax practitioner at the South African Revenue Service. He is also registered at the South African Institute for Taxpayers (SAIT).
He is currently fulfilling the role as Wealth Master Coach and is the first point of contact to create your wealth structure.
Emile Grobbelaar brings to our company a lifetime of business experience, in different business sectors, together with several formal qualifications, which include NQF 4 Real Estate.
He’s been in the property profession the last 8 years, where he owned several estate agency franchises which serviced the residential market and himself specialising in the commercial sector of the market. His extensive business travels throughout South Africa have allowed him to gain knowledge of the property market in all the main hubs in South Africa.
This knowledge and experience will be a great asset for our members.
GROUP FINANCIAL MANAGER
Zinzi has been in the accounting and payroll industry for the past 15 years. In 2003 she completed a Bookkeeping to Trial Balance course through ICB (Institute for Certified Bookkeepers).
During her employment at an Accounting firm in Cape Town, she was responsible for the South African Breweries Owner Driver portfolio for 9 years, her duties included monthly financial reports, payroll and all other monthly and annual statutory submissions. From 2012 to January 2015, she was employed at a travel agency as an Accounts and Payroll Administrator. Zinzi joined Destinata Accounting in February 2015 as a Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator. In July 2018, she was appointed as the Group Financial Manager.
B.Compt Accounting (UNISA) | Professional Accounting (SA)
Nikita received a Bcompt Accounting (Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting) degree from the University of South Africa.
She also successfully completed her articles at HVM Auditors Inc and passed her board exam in 2015.
Nikita joined Destinata Accounting December 2015 as an Professional Accountant.
REGIONAL MANAGER: GAUTENG
B.Compt Accounting (North West University) |
Shantel completed her Bcompt Financial Accounting degree in 2012 from North West University, completed her articles at Gregory, Butt and Marx Auditors and passed her board exam in 2016.
She joined the Destinata Accounting team in September 2016 as the Senior Accountant, Tax Practitioner and Training Officer.
TREASURY TRUST SERVICES
TRUST ADVISOR: GAUTENG
LLB (UNISA) | Legal Professional
Johan acquired his LLB law degree at the University of South Africa and completed his articles at a well known law firm situated in Pretoria.
He has extensive trust and fiduciary experience and has rendered his services as an outside consultant to various financial service providers. Johan was the incorporator of a fiduciary services provider with its main focus on trust and asset management, this company was later scouted and purchased by a 3rd party.
LLB (NWU) | Admitted Attorney
Annemarie obtained her LLB degree from the North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in 2007. In 2008 she commenced her articles with a Law firm in Pretoria practicing in the fields of general litigation, labour law, family law and criminal law.
She attended and graduated from Law School at the University of Pretoria and passed her admission examinations with the Law Society of South Africa in 2009. Annemarie was also admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009. She remained in private practice mainly in the field of family law for the next 6 years
Annemarie joined Treasury Trust Services, Somerset West, in October 2016 after relocating to the Western Cape, where she is currently a Trust Advisor.
TRUST ADVISOR: GAUTENG
LLB (UP) | Legal Professional
Eduan obtained his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2016 as well as a Bcom degree at the North West University in 2014.
After obtaining his LLB degree he went on to complete his articles of clerkship at a well known Pretoria law firm during which he passed all his required admission examinations. During his articles of clerkship he gained valuable experience in the fields of property law, fiduciary services, personal injury, commercial law and general litigation.
Karishma completed her B Com Financial Management Degree in 2006 from University of South Africa. She has joined the Destinata Team in March 2007, as the bookkeeper and Branch Manager.