partners

Ian Meaker

CFA   

Founder/Group Executive Director

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Ian started Creative CFO in 2012 shortly after completing his CFA exams. Prior to that he spent 3 years in London at Merrill Lynch and received a B.Bus.Sci at the University of Cape Town with Honours in Finance and majors in Economics and Accounting. He enjoys working at the confluence of finance and technology, helping clients understand their businesses better through building financial systems and solutions. In his spare time he is a keen trail runner.

Jacobus de Nysschen

CA (SA), MBA

Group Executive Director

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Jacobus joined Creative CFO after working with several technology startups in Cape Town at a Group Financial Manager level, assisting with all stages of the investment lifecycle. Jacobus was named as one of the Top 35 under 35 Chartered Accountants in South Africa by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Accountancy SA. Jacobus completed his MBA through the University of Stellenbosch and is passionate about identifying key action items to get the business or investment to where it needs to be, assisting them in raising funding and becoming exit-ready. Jacobus is a family man and an avid mountain biker.

Financial Management team

MISHKHA MAHAMBIE

BCom Management Accounting 

Business Accountant

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Mishkha joined Creative CFO after working as the Financial Administrator for a private company. She completed her BCom in Management Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch.

PIERRE GOLDIE

ACMA, CGMA  

Financial Manager 

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Pierre joined the Creative CFO Stellenbosch team after he completed his CIMA and SAIPA training at LDP Inc. He has a pragmatic approach to business and enjoys a logical view of everyday activities. There is value that he can add to any business. He also enjoys outdoor activities and a good braai with friends

Suné Laing

Dip. Financial Accounting
Financial Manager

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Suné joined Creative CFO after working as a Financial Manager for a road construction and equipment rental company for 4 years. She has nearly 10 years experience in the administration and finance function of SMEs. She holds a Diploma in Financial Accounting and a professional qualification in business and administration. She is currently studying towards her CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting. Suné enjoys activities such as hiking, running and yoga.

SHANNON WATSON

BCom Financial Management 

Financial Manager

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After living in the UK for a year and changing her career path several times, Shannon settled in Cape Town and received a BCom in Financial Management with distinctions, from Varsity College. Thereafter, Shannon joined the Creative CFO team and heads up the secretarial department where she continues to expand her knowledge. Shannon is an animal rights advocate with a great love for the outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys reading and exploring new places - her bucket list seems to be never ending.

MELISSA RAYNERS

Professional Accountant (SA) 

Business Accountant 

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Melissa joined Creative CFO after working as an Accountant at a private insurance company. Melissa completed her SAIPA articles at Certified Master Accountants and holds a degree in BCom Financial Accounting from Stellenbosch University and the designation of Professional Accountant (SA). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and participating in outdoor activities. Weekly park runs are a favourite!

SIPHAMANDLA Ngoie

BTech Internal Auditing 

 Business Accountant

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Siphamandla joined Creative CFO after working as a Accountant. She completed her BTech in Internal Auditing at CPUT. She is currently studying her Management Accounting qualification through CIMA and is at Adv Dip MA level. She will be going further to complete her GCMA. She also heads up the social committee and kicks back with a good book and particularly enjoys spoken word poetry in her downtime.

Devlin Tyack

BCom Law 

CIMA 2018

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Devlin joined Creative CFO after having gained experience working in the asset management and taxation industry. In 2015 he graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BCom Law degree and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Management Accountant. He is a keen golfer, loves running and spends any other free time socialising with friends and family.

Rose de Wet

CIMA Adv Dip MA

CIMA 2019

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Rose joined Creative CFO after  completing her BCom Management Accounting Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently working towards her CGMA designation. She enjoys trying out new recipes, travelling, being outdoors, running, hiking and social gatherings with family and friends. Her favourite colour is yellow.

Zanné Swanepoel

CIMA Adv Dip MA

CIMA 2019

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Zanné joined Creative CFO after completing her Honours in Financial Management at the University of Pretoria  as well as her Management Accounting qualification through CIMA. She is currently working towards obtaining her CGMA designation. She has a passion for numbers and has an analytical way of digging deeper into them to from a strategic perspective. She enjoys good company and the outdoors. A hike or trail run is usually high on her priority list over weekends.

Jacques Dalziel

B.Com Forensic Accounting 

Business Accountant

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Jacques joined Creative CFO after completing his SAICA articles and working as an Audit Manager. He is currently busy completing his advanced diploma in Accounting Science at UNISA. He has a passion for problem solving and helping others where he can. In his off-time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing an occasional round of golf or embarking on a weekend fishing trip.

Nadia Jeppe

BCompt Accounting

Financial Manager

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Nadia joined Creative CFO after running her own accounting & tax business. After completing her BA at the University of Stellenbosch, she worked and studied abroad. She completed her Business Administration diploma at the London College of Management and then furthered her studies to receive her B.Compt Accounting at Unisa. She is currently a SAIT member and working towards her CGMA designation. One of the initiatives she created was Local Folk, an online platform where business owners could connect, showcase their products and share knowledge. Nadia enjoys running, chance encounters and cheesecake.


Charlene Croukamp

B.Com (Hons) Internal Auditing

Business Accountant

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Charlene joined Creative CFO after working as a Financial Manager for a private company. She completed her BCom Financial Management and BCom Honours degree in  Internal Audit at the University of Pretoria. In her spare time she enjoys the company of her baby girl. 

Maryna Wetherall

B.Com (Hons) Investment Management

Business Accountant

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Maryna joined Creative CFO after working as a specialised accountant for 12 years. She is a registered member of SAIPA. For Maryna, there is beauty in the absolute balance of accounting and she revels in the achievement of making it happen. She believes that with the right data business owners make better choices. She enjoys the outdoors, a good glass of wine and quality time with family and friends.

Tax team

Kate Bohm

LLB and H DipTax 

Tax Manager 

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Kate joined Creative CFO with an LLB and H.Dip in Tax. As a qualified lawyer and with her tax experience Kate advises clients on their individual and company tax compliance, planning and structuring.

RIKO SWARTZ

BCom Accounting, BCom (Hons) Taxation, MCom Taxation   

Tax Specialist

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Riko joined Creative CFO after working for the Deloitte Tax Department for 5 years. He completed his BCom Accounting and BCom (Hons) Taxation degrees at the University of Pretoria and his MCom Taxation degree at the University of Cape Town. Riko provides specialised tax advice and assists with tax compliance services. He also enjoys reading, music, gaming and hanging out with friends, though not necessarily in that order.

Financial Systems team

CHRISTO KLEINHANS

BCom Management Accounting 

Systems Specialist 

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Christo joined Creative CFO after working as a Financial Manager in a manufacturing company for two years. He has a keen interest in financial systems, accounting and technology and has worked hard on honing his skills in those areas. Christo enjoys playing the drums, does boxing to keep fit and is a big supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

TANYA KAMBADZA

BTech Project Management 

Project Manager

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Tanya joined Creative CFO as an intern whilst successfully completing a BTech in Project Management at CPUT. She previously worked as an administration assistant and also holds a National Diploma in Retail Business Management. She enjoys outdoor activities, dancing, watching Football (Man United Fan) and trying out new things. 

Naomi Uys

BSc Computer Science (2019)

Systems Specialist

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Naomi joined Creative CFO after working as a Financial Advisor for individuals and families for two years. She is currently studying a BSc in Computer Science at the University of South Africa. She enjoys the ocean, music, reading and loves to go on any adventure.

Directors

Jaco Roets

CA (SA)

Director - Stellenbosch 

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Jaco Roets joined Creative CFO after working as a Senior Audit Manager at Grant Thornton. Jaco is the Director of the Stellenbosch Creative CFO office. Jaco is passionate about adding value to the businesses he is involved in, solving any financial headache and ensuring clients are on a growth trajectory. Jaco enjoys teaching and coaching, spending time with his family and a good game of squash.

SURITA SCHOLTZ

CA (SA) 

Director -  Financial Reporting 

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Surita joined Creative CFO Financial Reporting after running Kilgetty Accounting Services, where she was involved in reporting for medium to listed entities. Surita is heading up the Financial Reporting Department and provides our clients with clear and accurate IFRS compliant financial reporting. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Liesl Roos

CA (SA)

Director - Johannesburg 

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Liesl joined Creative CFO as a Director of the Johannesburg Office. She started her career straight after high school by working as an audit article clerk whilst studying BCom Accounting part time through UNISA. She then continued to complete her CTA and SAICA board exams and qualified as a CA(SA).Liesl has worked for big corporate companies as well as small medium enterprises which gave her a broad spectrum skill set. She has a passion for numbers and believes finance does not have to be boring. Creating financial information that aids businesses in effective decision making makes her heart leap out. Liesl is also a gifted photographer and visual storyteller. 

Monya Pretorius

CA (SA) 

Director -  Johannesburg

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Monya joined Creative CFO as a Director of the Johannesburg Office. She has a keen interest in accounting, technology and servicing people. It is her mission to make an impact with her business expertise and to help individuals find balance through saving them time and finding their most effective path. Her passion is to use technology to automate financial processes so that businesses can focus on the interpretation of the results rather than getting stuck finding the answer. Her heart beats warm when she knows that she has saved hours of time for someone. 

FIONA MASUKU

CIMA Adv Dip MA 

Director - Cape Town

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Fiona completed her BCom in Finance and Economics at the University of Cape Town and her BCompt in Accounting Science with UNISA. She is currently studying her Management Accounting qualification through CIMA and is at Adv Dip MA level. She will be going further to complete her GCMA. Fiona enjoys helping business owners to break down pricing and stock factors to gain greater management insight. During her down time she kicks back with pilates and yoga.

REALM CHITANDO

Professional Accountant (SA) 

Director - Cape Town 

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Realm previously worked as a Client Accounting Supervisor for Grant Thornton and completed her SAICA articles with PKF. She completed her BCom Accounting and PGDA at the University of Cape Town and passed her CPA exams in 2014. Realm is a registered member of SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants). Realm delights in gaining insight into the operations of different entities in order to offer value-added solutions for business owners. She spends quality time sharing a good laugh with family and friends over a hearty meal, and she particularly enjoys decorating for social gatherings.

Group Management team

ZAYNE NABBEE

AGA (SA), ACMA, CGMA

Group Financial Manager 

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Zayne Nabbee joined Creative CFO after working as the Financial Manager and Group Accountant for the Oasis Group. In the role of Practice Financial Manager, he oversees and contributes to our full client offering, from initial engagement through to IFRS reporting.

MEG BRUYNS

B.Bus.Sci Information Systems 

Employee Success  

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Meg has a conviction that everyone should thrive in their place of work, and that companies can help create that opportunity for their teams. Her people-passion is also what re-energises her during her free time, as does her delight in being outdoors.

LOUISE DE NYSSCHEN

BA Audio Visual Management

Business Development | Marketing

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Louise joined Creative CFO after years of experience in the e-commerce sector. She heads up the marketing department, forms part of the business development team and is passionate about sharing Creative CFO's vision of a world where more SMEs succeed. In her downtime she enjoys a glass of red wine and planning adventures.

Nanoeschka Barnard


Business Administrator

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Nanoeschka joined Creative CFO after working in a variety of business sectors as a Personal Assistant and Business Administrator. She is an enthusiastic, result driven creative who enjoys being part of a dynamic and constantly changing environment. She loves outdoor activities, exercising and exploring new places with her family and friends.