Andile Khumalo CA(SA)

CEO: KhumaloCo

Andile Khumalo is a seasoned entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 20 years in business. He is Founder & CEO of KhumaloCo, an investment firm with interests in Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Financial Services and Venture Capital. He serves as non-executive Chairman of investee companies Brave Group and Ince.

Andile started his career at Deloitte and in 2002 joined Investec as an investment banker before starting his first business and ultimately joining MSG Afrika in 2007. After spending 11 years as a shareholder and COO in the firm, he exited the business in May 2018.

Andile has served in various non-executive roles over the years, including as a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, a member of the Directorate of Market Abuse, a director of SAA, and President of ABASA.

In 2013, Andile founded I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, a national programme that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He serves as a fellow of The Centre for African Management and Markets at The Gordon Institute of Business Science and regularly writes and often speaks on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation.


Dineshrie Pillay CA(SA)

Specialist in Leadership Development

Dineshrie is an entrepreneur, author and communication coach who has grown her business over the past 13 years via referral. As an accredited coach, she has inspired and skilled thousands of people to overcome their fear of speaking and shatter the personal limitations that hold them back from their success. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and in 2020 was nominated to represent Africa/Saudi Arabia region at the International Toastmasters Convention, to deliver her inspirational talk entitled “Humanity will rise as a force, stronger than a disease.”. She is the author of two books: The Contract with yourself (first edition sold over 5000 copies) and Ignition: 3 Steps to Drive from Newbie Presenter to Expert Speaker that was launched in 2020. As a conference speaker, Dineshrie has the gift of motivation and the ability to impart inspiration to others. Through her online speaking programs, live speaking mastery workshops, daily speaking advice and motivational posts on her social media accounts, Dineshrie continues to impact lives with her transformational power, warmth and humility.



Thembelihle Ngema

Chief Financial Officer for Personal and Private Banking at Standard Bank

Thembelihle graduated from the University of Natal with Honours in Accounting and joined Standard Bank in 2009. Her career started off at PKF where she served her articles and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2008. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Personal and Private Banking within Standard Bank across 15 countries. Over the last 14 years, she has led various teams within the personal and business banking finance team She has been responsible for the transformation of finance from traditional finance into value management, driving strategic objectives, driving business performance and strategic planning. She is passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients and staff and growing the continent. She is based in South Africa and has 2 young children and enjoys travelling and reading.


Waseem Carrim CA(SA)

CEO of the National Youth Development Agency

Waseem is the CEO of the National Youth Development Agency. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He is passionate about developing young entrepreneurs, national service and finding pathways to opportunities for young people. He is also an independent audit committee member at Brand SA, Mpumalanga Tourism Authority and the Health and Welfare SETA. He is a former category winner of the SAICA 35-under 35 in 2016, a part of the 2018 Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans and a 2019, SADC’s Most Influential Young Leaders


Gareth Olivier CA(SA)

Head of School for CAConnect

Gareth Olivier CA(SA) is the head of the School of Professional Accounting at Milpark Education.

Gareth co-founded CA Connect in 2009 and led the team that merged with Milpark Education and became the only online SAICA-accredited CTA in South Africa. Currently, Milpark Education has the fastest growing CTA in South Africa and is the largest contributor to SAICA’s first board exam (ITC).

Gareth was the runner up in SAICA’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2014. He has been involved with SAICA in accreditation reviews and ITC setting since 2009. Until 2018, he was on the Financial Reporting Technical Committee (FRTC) which is responsible for the reliability of financial reporting standards in South Africa, and advising the Minister on matters relating to financial reporting standards. He is currently an Expert Advisor to the JSE & SAICA’s Financial Reporting Investigation Panel (FRIP).

Gareth has a great passion for the CA industry and is an educator at heart. He is energised by the macro transformation that comes from organizing and participating in large communities that are set up to add value to society and change lives.

Gareth is Christian and lives in Cape Town with his wife, son and daughter. He loves early morning mountain bike rides, discovering new music and adventuring with family and friends.


Abed Tau CA(SA)

Co-founder: Thamani Consulting

Abed is the Co-founder of Thamani Consulting, a Financial Advisory Firm servicing SMME and large business. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Tuta-Me, an EdTech business delivering both incontact and online education in the form of tutoring and digital education. In addition he is also the Co-founder Silicon Maboneng , a tech development business that develops apps and systems for SMMEs and big business to make their visions come alive and also add efficiencies in the businesses.



Colin Timmis

Country Manager, Xero

Colin Timmis is the country manager for South Africa, leading business operations and growth across the country for the last four years. He joined Xero in 2016 as head of accounting, South Africa. Colin has over 12 years of experience in the accounting profession and has expertise in cloud accounting software implementation, development and best practice. In 2011 he founded South Africa’s first ever cloud practice, Real Time Accounting, and later became the first certified Xero advisor in South Africa. Colin has also worked at global accounting firm BDO and is a SAIPA certified accountant.



Jodi Joseph CA(SA)

Divisional Executive at Caseware Africa

Jodi qualified CA(SA) in 1998. After completing her articles at Grant Thornton she moved into various COO and CFO roles at Investec Group. Her 15 years in banking in both London and SA inspired her passion for systems and Financial Excellence. She is now completing her 11th year at Caseware Africa where she leads a passionate team who is continuously driven to enhance the accounting and auditing profession across Africa through innovative compliance solutions. She is particularly excited about the next chapter for the profession as technology will play a bigger role than ever before. Her passions are many including growing the next generation of technology enabled finance professionals as well as partnering with all members of the profession across Africa to help the continent achieve its full potential.


Jennifer Mpho Lebethe CA(SA)

Vice President: Delivery, Makosi

Mpho is an entrepreneur who is passionate about women empowerment and youth development which lead to the establishment of both Building Blocks and Miss Empowered early on in her career. She is most enthusiastic about building sustainable and impactful businesses which prompted her to join the Makosi team to help create positive transformation in the audit industry and drive systemic change in education globally in developing countries through the 10000Kids Impact Mission at Makosi.


Fred Roed

CEO, Heavy Chef Pty Ltd

Fred Roed is the CEO of Heavy Chef Pty Ltd, which is a community platform for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and graduates. The name comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef and aims to celebrate the ‘people that eat their own food’. Fred is the co-founder and former CEO of digital transformation agency World Wide Creative, with clients such as Hyundai, Jaguar / Land Rover, City of Cape Town, Independent Media, Rand Merchant Bank, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and The Foschini Group. Fred is a recognised public speaker and consultant. Fred is obsessed with brand strategy and digital media – with side habits of pizza, Hawaiian shirts, movies, craft beer and fine wine. Fred Roed was Head of Agencies at the IAB SA (Interactive Advertising Bureau SA) between 2013 and 2016, and was awarded “Best Individual Contribution to the South African Digital Industry” in the 2015 Bookmark Awards held at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg. Fast Company Magazine named Fred as one of The Top 100 Creative People In Business 2015. Fred is also pretty sure he saw Elvis once, at the Pick n’ Pay in Tableview.


Linky Olivier CA(SA)


Linky Olivier CA (SA) is the CEO of CAMAF, which is looking after the healthcare needs of approximately 48 000 people. CAMAF has an excellent reputation within the healthcare and accounting industries as a trustworthy and caring healthcare partner.

Before commencing her role at CAMAF, Linky spent 14 years as a senior manager and executive, respectively, in the healthcare administration environment, with CAMAF as a key client throughout the period. She completed her training contract at KPMG and gained two years of audit managerial experience before joining the healthcare industry.

When not spending time strategizing over the future of healthcare, she likes to spend time practicing her photography hobby or socializing with her family and friends.

Linky is available to members for additional CAMAF information. You can reach Linky at


Bonga Mokoena CA(SA)

CFO, BDO South Africa

Bonga Mokoena is the CEO of BDO South Africa. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and serves on the board of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). He represents BDO SA at various organizations, including the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA), and the Black Management Forum (BMF).

Before joining BDO, he held senior executive and leadership roles at AlexForbes, Nedcor Bank, Metrorail, Transnet, Old Mutual, and Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF). He has extensive experience in the transport, energy, banking, financial services, and investments sectors.

Apart from his professional work, Mokoena has a passion for educational and community development interventions.


Mariam Cassim CA(SA)

Co-Founder and Financial Director of Richester Foods

Mariam Cassim CA(SA) is a prominent figure in South African business. She serves as the Co-Founder and Financial Director of Richester Foods, a major player in the sweet manufacturing industry. Richester Foods is well-known for its production of sweets and confectionery products.

Additionally, Mariam Cassim is the founder of Richflex, a one-stop-shop packaging solutions company that caters to some of South Africa’s leading businesses. Her ability to diversify her business interests demonstrates her entrepreneurial acumen.

In 2022, Mariam Cassim received significant recognition in the business world. She was honoured with the Minara Businesswoman of the Year award, highlighting her outstanding contributions to the field. She also received the Accenture Positive Role Model award, recognizing her positive influence and leadership in the business community. Furthermore, Mariam Cassim secured the top position in a female leadership role within the manufacturing industry, underscoring her leadership and achievements in a traditionally male-dominated sector.

Mariam Cassim’s success in business and her impressive accolades showcase her as a highly accomplished and influential businesswoman in South Africa


Nicholas Riemer CA(SA)

Co-founder and CEO of The Invigilator

Nicholas attended the University of Johannesburg where he completed his CA(SA) studies. He has always had a passion for finance and financial education and spent a year in academia at the University of Johannesburg before completing his articles through FirstRand and heading up the FNB Investment Education division. Nicholas is well known for his articles and interviews on different financial topics in the media.

In 2020 Nicholas co-founded The Invigilator Application, a tool currently used by 40 South African academic institutions in maintaining academic integrity with an all-inclusive, mobile phone and PC solution. The application was the most downloaded education application across all app stores in South Africa in 2022 and 2023, and has subsequently been rolled out in Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, and India.

In 2021 Nicholas was named the SAICA top 35 under 35 overall winner.