Jaco is the COO of smartadvance South Africa and Director of GetSure (Pty) Ltd with more than 10 years’ experience in Senior Management. Prior to joining MyBucks, Jaco has held various Senior Management positions in Virgin Active. Jaco holds a BCom HR degree and is in the process of completing his Masters in Labour Law.
Geoffrey Ferrier | Insurance Executive
Geoffrey currently fulfils the roles of Business Development Manager, Operations Manager and Key Individual at Getsure (Pty) Ltd where he heads up the insurance team in South Africa. He has a 13 year record of achievement and has demonstrated success in Business Development, Sales and Management within the financial services industry since 2007. Prior to joining GetSure in 2018 Geoffrey served in various positions including, Director/Debt Counsellor - Confiance Debt Counsellors, Regional Manager - African Bank Limited and Branch Manager at African Bank Limited.
Astrid Meyer | Marketing & Distribution Executive
Astrid is an experienced Group Brand Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. She brings a broad set of skills across Digital Strategy, Online Advertising, Advertising, Account Management, and Brand Management. Prior to her current role as the Head of Marketing and Distribution for the smartadvance Group, Astrid was the Marketing Manager responsible for a range of geographies in the MyBucks group.
Janine Hancock | Human Capital Executive
Janine has been with the company for 4 years. She has previous experience in sales, customer service and her role as a PA allowed her the opportunity to begin her journey with smartadvance. In this time she has had the privilege to grow with the company, which led her to the position of Head of Human Resources where her people skills and willingness to assist others is beneficial to the employees. She strives to bring the team together to create unity, resulting in customer satisfaction.
Yudre Casling | Head of Collections
Yudre is the Head of Collection for smartadvance South Africa with 18 years of experience in Collections, Debt Review and Operations in the financial services and retail industry. Prior to joining smartadvance, Yudre worked at Homechoice, Truworths, First National Bank (FNB), Transaction Capital Recoveries Services(TCRS), Nedbank and African Bank in various collections and recoveries roles. Yudre brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the team, building strong working relationships and finding solutions to challenges.
Mologadi Lehong | Head of Customer Experience
Mologadi Is the head of Customer Experience which includes Customer service, Sales and Complaints and resolution teams. She has over 12 years’ experience in the call centre industry which includes customer care, sales and quality assurance in telecommunications, medical insurance, and micro loans. Prior to joining smartadvance Mologadi held several positions in Customer care at Oneplan health insurance, Multichoice and MTN. Mologadi brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the call centre environment and is passionate about providing high quality client experience.
Marika Calitz | Head of Internal Audit
Marika is the Head of Internal Audit at Get Bucks S.A., She obtained her B.Com. Financial Accounting and B.Com (Hon.) Internal Auditing degrees from the University of Pretoria and is also a Certified Internal Auditor and accredited by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in performing external quality assessments. Marika has more than 18 years of operational and technical knowledge and experience of corporate governance, risk management and internal auditing practices, including two experience of in-house risk management & internal auditing. and currently smartadvance, and 16 years of risk consulting and outsourced / co-sourced internal auditing while employed by KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd. Marika is innovative in finding bespoke solutions for her clients' unique business challenges and developing young talent to do the same.
Inge van Graan | Head of Legal & Corp Secretarial
Inge is an admitted attorney with extensive, practical experience in cross-border corporate and commercial legal transactions and corporate governance.
Inge started her professional career in 2011 at a niche law firm specialising in corporate and commercial law. Thereafter Inge joined BDO South Africa in 2012 as a legal technical consultant in the corporate governance and secretarial department providing legal, compliance, governance, and secretarial services to a wide variety of clients, JSE listed companies, local and international corporate firms, as well as internal legal assistance and support to the group nationally.
Inge joined the smartadvance Group in 2017 and was appointed in 2020 as the Head of Legal for smartadvance South Africa.
Inge holds LLB, BCom (Law) and BCom (Hons) Business Management Degrees, all from the University of Pretoria, and was admitted as an attorney in 2011.
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