About Us

Thought Leaders in

Applying Corporate Governance Principles and Standards


Our Mission

Enable ethical business in Southern Africa

Our Vision

To be acknowledged thought leaders in applying corporate governance principles

Our Strategy

♦  Develop and distribute best of breed re-usable corporate governance components

♦  Deliver quality support services to enable practical embedment of governance procedures

♦  Provide access to corporate governance “know how” through training, workshops and speaking events


Our Team

Gerrit van der Merwe leads the team as Managing Director

Gerrit van der Merwe is a senior finance professional with a CA(SA) qualification.  He has operational experience in several countries and across several functions. Gerrit has a record of entering new markets and new countries, setting up, staffing and running operations.  He is experienced at managing technical risk, the turnaround of private equity investments, dispute resolution and corporate crisis consulting.  He is also experienced in credit risk, taxation, financial structuring and corporate governance.

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Carolynn is a corporate governance advisor, specializing in the areas of IT and Information Governance. She has extensive experience and has held various executive and board roles. Carolynn is a member of the IoDSA’s Corporate Governance Network and facilitates strategic IT Governance interventions on their behalf. Carolynn holds an MSc and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. Carolynn is best known for her successes in leading large, complex strategy implementations.

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Pumulani NcubePumulani Ncube is passionate about developing SMEs and owner-managed businesses. He does this by assisting them in key stumbling areas including corporate governance. Pumulani led the creation of an innovative, financially-structured SME Development Programme. In his spare time Pumulani authors monthly articles on SME finance and related matters for leading South Africa journals.  He has also been a regular guest on MetroFM.

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Henk RossouwHenk Rossouw’s  background is a mixture of law, accounting, taxation and finance, having experience in structured finance, corporate finance and venture capital investments. Henk is founder and director of CapX Finance, a company providing cash flow solutions for small- to medium sized businesses all over Southern Africa. He is also closely involved in developing his Bordeaux wine brand, Russo Wines!

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