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Ian Meaker

CFA   

Group Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer - CPT

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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.

FIONA MASUKU

ACMA, CGMA

Director - CPT

Business Development |  Chief Financial Officer - CPT

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Fiona has always had a passion for working with Small and Medium Enterprises and enjoys putting her leadership, people, digital and financial skills to good use when devising financial solutions for such businesses. As a seasoned financial professional, she is equipped with a BCom in Economics and Finance from the University of Cape Town, a BCompt in Accounting Science from UNISA and an ACMA, CGMA with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Fiona enjoys kicking back with a session of either Yoga or Pilates.

REALM CHITANDO

Professional Accountant (SA) 

Director - CPT

Chief Operations Officer | Team Experience - CPT

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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.

Jacobus de Nysschen

CA (SA), MBA

Group Executive Director

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Jacobus focusses on Strategy, Business Development and Investment within the Creative CFO group. He 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. He completed his MBA through the University of Stellenbosch and is passionate about identifying key action items to de-risk and create high growth opportunities for them. Jacobus enjoys Rock climbing, Mountain biking, Poker and spending time with the family.

Jaco Roets

CA (SA)

Director - STB

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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.

ZAYNE NABBEE

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.

MELISSA RAYNERS

Professional Accountant (SA) 

Financial Manager

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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!

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.

Kate Bohm

LLB and H DipTax 

Tax Manager 

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Kate joined Creative CFO with an LLB and H.Dip in Tax. Kate has work experience in the accounting, legal and investment banking space. As a qualified lawyer and with her tax experience Kate advises clients on their individual and company tax compliance, planning and structuring. Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves reading.

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.

SIPHAMANDLA Ngoie

BTech Internal Auditing 

Financial Manager

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Siphamandla joined Creative CFO after working as an Accountant for 3 years. 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 is an amateur photographer, kicks back with a good book and particularly enjoys spoken word poetry in her downtime.



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.

PIERRE GOLDIE

ACMA, CGMA  

Director - STB

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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

Liesl Strydom

CA (SA)

Director - JHB

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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 -  JHB

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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. 

Nanoeschka Mallett


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.

Suné Laing

Dip. Financial Accounting
Senior Financial Manager  | CIMA Mentor

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Suné joined Creative CFO as a Financial Manager. 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. She loves going on adventures, exploring new places and experiencing new things.

Devlin Tyack

BCom Law 

Investment Associate 

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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.

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.

Rose Dyamond

CIMA Adv Dip MA

CIMA 2019 - Business Accountant

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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 and hiking. Her home language is Afrikaans.

Jacques Dalziel

BCom Forensic Accounting 

Financial Manager

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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

BCom (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

BTech Taxation

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.

Jeffrey Heinecken

BCom Management Accounting

CIMA 2019 - Business Accountant

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Jeffrey joined Creative CFO after traveling the world working in India, Thailand and the Falkland Islands. He has a BCom Management Accounting and a PgDip in Sustainable Development. This diverse background has fuelled a keen interest in the nexus between environmental concerns, social entrepreneurship, innovation and responsible business practices. In his spare time, he enjoys diving, cooking, attending informative lectures and reading.

Marylee xenakis

CA (SA)

Senior Financial Manager

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Marylee studied at the University of Cape Town and went onto do her articles and SAICA board exams. She worked as a Financial Manager for a private company before she found her way to Creative CFO. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking and the outdoors.


Jacomine kielblock

BCom (Hons) HRM, MBA

Human Resources

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Jacomine has worked with business leaders for more than a decade to help them grow their business through employee experience design and solving HR-related business challenges. Her experience is primarily within Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management and Business Development and is particularly interested in helping small businesses. She is an avid tennis player in a spare time and loves to travel.

Lu-anne brand

BCom (Hons) HRM, MBA

Human Resources

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Lu-Anne is passionate about HR and has worked across industries such as Hospitality, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing and Engineering. Organisational design, talent management and general HR has been her main areas of focus as she continues to share her knowledge and experience with more businesses and teams. She enjoys baking and spending time with her family. Her motto in life, keep it simple and be grateful for the little things.

cerize roets

LLB

Head of Secretarial

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Cerize Roets is an admitted, non-practicing attorney. She is heading up the Secretarial Department and provides our clients with guidance on clear and accurate processes and procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Genna-Lee Clark

AGA (SA)

Financial Manager

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Genna shares Creative CFO's vision of creating a world where more SMEs succeed and is passionate about providing businesses with cloud based financial solutions. She has a Bcom degree in Accounting and completed her SAICA articles. She has a fondness for people, coffee, red wine & dark chocolate. She gets fired up when she knows she is making a difference in a business’s success.

Monlee Jordaan

AGA (SA)

Financial Reporting Specialist

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Monlee joined Creative CFO Financial Reporting after working as an Audit Supervisor at BDO where she specialised in financial reporting for SMEs. She believes businesses make better decisions with proper information and is excited to bring her expertise to Creative CFO's clients to keep delivering accurate compliant financial reports. Monlee is currently studying towards her CTA in order to attain her CA(SA) designation. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and her two dogs and reading a good book.

Suzaan du toit

CIMA Adv Dip MA

CIMA 2019 - Business Accountant

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Suzaan completed het BCom Management Accounting Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2018. She is currently working towards her CGMA designation. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and painting. Suzaan considers herself both a critical and creative thinker. She is passionate about helping SMEs succeed.

Fikiswa Mpetsheni


Hospitality Administrator

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Fikiswa joined Creative CFO in January 2020. She enjoys working at Creative CFO specifically because of the friendly team members and environment. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Ryan Schmitz

BBusSci Finance with Accounting

Business Accountant

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Ryan completed his Bachelor of Business Science in Finance with Accounting from the University of Cape Town and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from UCT. Ryan is currently pursuing the CFA and CGMA designation. He also has a passion for sport where he competed as a professional triathlete before joining Creative CFO. Ryan has a love for people and the outdoors and you'll find him there in his free time.

Salome Broodryk

CA (SA)

Financial Manager

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Salome joined Creative CFO from BDO where she was employed as an Audit Manager. She obtained her BCom Accounting degree from the University of Pretoria and completed her Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch. Salome has always been passionate about her work and in particular, in assisting business owners to make the best decisions by providing insight into data and offering suggestions for a sustainable way forward. She is an avid baker and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Andries Joubert

Professional Accountant (SA)

CIMA 2020 - Business Accountant

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Andries joined Creative CFO after completing his SAIPA articles. He attained his Honours in BCom Management Accounting and is currently completing his CGMA qualification through CIMA. He enjoys music and outdoor activities.

FAGMIEDA WILLEMSE

Certificate in Office Administration

Office Administrator 

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Fagmieda obtained her Certificate in Office Administration at Rosebank College in Cape Town and joined Creative CFO after working in various industries, including the Investment and Engineering sectors. She has more than 14 years combined experience as an Office Manager and Executive Personal Assistant. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Nicole Griffith  

CA(SA)

 Business Analyst

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Nicole joined Creative CFO after more than twenty years of experience as a Corporate Credit and Financial Analyst with broad industry exposure and an in-depth understanding of potential business risks. She is skilled in assessing businesses quickly and efficiently. Being an energetic individual, she enjoys contributing to the growth and success of SME’s by presenting and discussing her in-depth financial analysis with the relevant business owners. Nicole is a devoted wife, mother of fur children and runner. She has completed 23 Two Oceans and 2 Comrades Marathons and has organised a running group with a core of 80 runners.

Ronald Stevens

BCom (Hons) Management Accounting

CIMA 2020 - Business Accountant

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Ronald has a BCom degree and completed his Honours degree in Management Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch in 2013. Since then he has done a variety of different things, from building a backpacker’s camp at Lake Sibaya in Northern Natal to managing the finances of an eminent environmental NGO in Cape Town. As a self-proclaimed minimalist, he also believes in keeping things simple and straightforward, cutting out the clutter and extraneous information, and translating this philosophy into business management concepts and systems. He is a crypto enthusiast and an organic farmer who enjoys adventures and having a laugh with his friends.

Dominik Skalet

Master Tax Practitioner (SA), MBA

Senior Risk and Tax Manager

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Dominik completed his MBA at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, obtained his Master of Commerce degree, specialising in Tax, from UCT and is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner (SA) with the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT). His previous work experiences include: Tax Associate at KPMG – Cologne, Germany; International Tax Manager - Johannesburg; Tax and Corporate Governance Manager - Johannesburg and most recently, before joining Creative CFO, Senior Tax Manager with Ernst & Young – Cape Town. He is the Founder and Director of the Beyond Football Organisation a non-profit company in Johannesburg, which focuses on youth development through football for the disadvantaged in rural South Africa.

Johan van Wyk

BCom Managerial Accounting, Finance & Economics

Partner - USA

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Johan joined Creative CFO after working as a Director at a technology company and most recently as CFO for an E-commerce startup in the US, where he is based. He obtained his BCom Managerial Accounting, Finance, and Economics degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012 and earned a certification in Project Management from the University of Potchefstroom in 2015. His ability to think outside the box to resolve complex problems has always been a strength and helped him add value to all organisations he has been involved with by focussing on scalability, growth, and transition into the digital age. Johan loves sport, specifically rugby. He also enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and having a good old braai.

Mari-Lize Warrington

B.Hons Consumer Behaviour

CIMA 2020 - Business Accountant

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Mari-Lize has a B.Hons in Consumer Behaviour and has, since graduating from North-West University, acquired extensive operations and system management experience for both start-up small businesses and established enterprises. She has a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed in every aspect of their business and her customer-based approach adds a unique dynamic to refining a business strategy. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and has a keen interest in permaculture.

Reinard Breed

Professional Accountant (SA) 

Financial Manager

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Reinard, a true Capetonian, started his undergraduate studies at Stellenbosch University and completed his BCompt degree at Unisa in 2013. In January 2011 he started working at Haumann Rodger Inc, an accounting firm, where he completed his SAIPA articles. He wrote and passed the board exam in 2014.  In May 2015 he joined Spark Support Services where his accounting experience was wide-ranging and included property development and residential letting. In August 2019 he was appointed Financial Manager for Ipic Active, a subsidiary of the Ipic Group, focussing on key business aspects for the company. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, CrossFit, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Johannes Strydom

 BCom (Hons) Business Management

Business Accountant

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Johannes completed his BCom Honours in Business Management at the University of Potchefstroom. Before joining Creative CFO, he was involved in the agriculture sector, specifically the grain industry, and gained extensive experience in cost and inventory management. He has a passion for analysing data and presenting it in a meaningful way to SME business owners to make informed business decisions. He is also a golf enthusiast and enjoys a braai with family and friends.

Kylie-dee Victor

Professional Accountant (SA)

Financial Manager

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Kylie completed her degree and honours in BCom Financial Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. In 2011 she joined an accounting firm, where she completed her SAIPA articles. After passing her SAIPA board exam in 2014, Kylie continued to work as a Professional Accountant with the firm. In 2016, she decided to pursue her own business, offering ad-hoc accounting services, while focusing on her CIMA studies. Having moved to the mother city, she is excited to take her love for trail running to the mountains and spend time with family and friends. 

Craig Kirsten

Tax Practitioner

Tax Manager and Investment Analyst

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While playing professional cricket in Durban, Craig completed a BCom Financial Accounting through UNISA. After that, he moved to Pretoria for his honours in Taxation. After his studies he began working in the corporate tax space in Johannesburg, where he gained valuable experience with multinational entities in various sectors. Craig has a passion for the investment industry and aims to attain his CFA qualification in the coming years. Beyond working hours you will find him outdoors on the beach, in the mountains, or on the golf course. 

Andile Sithole

BCom (Hons) Business Finance

CIMA Associate 

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Andile grew up in a deep rural community in Richmond Pietermaritzburg. He completed a BCom degree majoring in Finance and Economics and an Honours degree in Business Finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Before joining Creative CFO, he worked as a finance intern at Bidvest Waltons. Andile enjoys spending free time with family and close friends, watching movies and reading.

Phumelela Ngcobo

CIMA Dip MA

CIMA Associate 

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Phumelela completed her BCom in Financial Accounting at the University of Cape Town and is currently working towards her CGMA designation. She is excited to learn and grow in the finance industry to establish herself and leave an empowering mark. She recharges by exercising and enjoys modelling, trying out new baking recipes, spending time with family and friends.

Mark Troy

BCom (Hons) Management Accounting

CIMA Associate 

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Mark joined Creative CFO after completing his Honours in Management Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch. He entered this field intending to leverage the expertise of the financial industry to help develop good relationships and synergies in the SME sector. Rational decision making and perspective are the tools he uses to add value to problem-solving for his clients. In his free time, he enjoys most things associated with the ocean and mountains, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Andre Ackermann

BCom (Hons) Financial Management

CIMA Associate 

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Andre joined Creative CFO after completing his Honours degree in

Financial Management at the University of Pretoria. He also holds a

Bachelor of Law degree and is currently pursuing the CGMA designation.  He is passionate about technology and how it is utilised to create  opportunities for entrepreneurs and the effects it has on business growth. Andre enjoys being outdoors, reading, gaming and exploring new places.

Maseeh Karriem

CIMA Dip MA

CIMA Associate 

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Maseeh joined Creative CFO after completing his Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting from the University of Cape Town. He is currently working towards his CGMA designation. He is passionate about business development and growth and believes that by ensuring the success of SMEs, one also empowers the communities within which they operate. He enjoys reading, cooking, playing football, and spending time with family and friends in his free time.

Lovemore Mazungunye

BCompt, CTA & ITC

Financial Manager

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Lovemore joined Creative CFO's Financial Management Team after working as a Financial Reporting Accountant at Quotient Financial Solutions, where he specialised in financial reporting and tax planning for SMEs. He also worked as an Audit Clerk at a medium-sized audit firm based in the southern suburbs of Cape Town before completing his SAICA Articles. He believes that SMEs can achieve success through proper financial management and tax planning, leading to creating employment and alleviating poverty. Lovemore holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Science from UNISA and is currently studying towards his final SAICA board exam to attain his CA(SA) designation. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, exercising and is a staunch Manchester United supporter.

Franco Tallie

PGDip Business Management

Business Development Manager

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Franco joined Creative CFO after years of experience in the Banking industry, specialising in foreign exchange as an Account Executive. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a PGDip in Business Management. Franco is passionate about engaging with clients to understand their business needs and helping them problem-solve their challenges. In his free time, he loves trail running, surfing, yoga and spending time in nature.

Paul Richardson

BCom Marketing Management

CIMA Associate 

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Paul joined Creative CFO after time spent in the Green Energy and Technology industry. He studied BCom Marketing Management, majoring in Business Management, and is currently studying towards his CIMA Dip MA. He enjoys data analysis, problem-solving and has a keen interest in technology. He looks forward to leveraging the infinite possibilities that technology provides to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of decision making in an organisation. When Paul is not working, he is mountain biking, woodworking or extracting the perfect espresso.