MEET OUR TEAM

Dr Riaan Botha

DR RIAAN BOTHA D.PHIL | DIRECTOR

Riaan obtained his doctoral degree in political science in 1988 at the University of the Free State

He successfully completed the subjects Investment Advice and Investment General at the Stock Broking Institute at the Wits Business School in 1998. He is a member of the Financial Planning Institute since 2001 and has passed all the relevant exams to be registered as a financial adviser with the Financial Services Board (FSB).

His understanding as well as his experience of the political and investment dynamics enables him to empower our clients with financial advice that will put them in an excellent position in the market, ahead of their peers.

JOHAN BUURMAN B.Com HONOURS | DIRECTOR – TRUST & MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Johan holds his B.Com Degree from the University of Pretoria and Honours Degree in Accounting from UNISA.

He has been in Audit and Financial Management Consulting since 1984 over a wide range of industries across several countries in the Middle East and Africa.

He is a detailed orientated person with comprehensive experience in Operational Management, Project Management and Office Administration.

PJ BOTHA CA(SA) CFP® |FINANCIAL ADVISOR

PJ holds his B.Com from University of Pretoria, an Honours degree in Accounting Science from UNISA and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). In 2016 he obtained the Certified Financial Planner designation. 

PJ helps our clients with their Investment and Tax Planning needs. He is actively involved in our investment strategy and forms part of the Bovest Investment Committee.

Geo Botha

GEO BOTHA CFP® B.Com HONOURS | FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Geo joined Bovest in 2015 after he gained valuable experience at Momentum as an Employee Benefit specialist. He was responsible for obtaining new contracts and was named national consultant of the year for 2013 and 2014 and reached platinum status.

Geo holds an B.com Internal Auditing degree from Tuks, an honours degree from Unisa and an advanced postgraduate diploma in financial planning from the University of Free state.

He received his CFP (certified financial planner) status in 2013 while also completing his Advanced post graduate diploma in ‘Asset allocation’ and ‘Portfolio management’

Jacques Theron

JACQUES THERON B.COM LLB | FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Jacques joined Bovest during March 2014.  He has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having been an independent broker since 2009. He is also an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa having specialized in insurance litigation. As part of organized agricultures drive to develop and implement sector specific financial products he also gained valuable exposure to the industry.

Jacques’s focus at Bovest specifically extends to fiduciary services, wills and estates, SME group schemes and commercial insurance. He furthermore has a keen interest in advice for professionals having had first-hand experience what corporate practice can do to your finances and time.

Jacques obtained both a B.com Law and LLB degree from Tuks. He is an accredited Financial Advisor with the FSB and a Medical Aid Broker with the CMS.

Connie du Toit

CONNIE DU TOIT | SHORT TERM INSURANCE SPECIALIST

Connie has completed his training in Personal and Commercial lines and specialize in short term insurance. His focus is on providing the most appropriate cover as per the client’s needs, considering risk exposure and cost of premium.  

Together with TWK Agri, Connie can generate and compare quotes from all of the leading service providers to ensure all our clients are comprehensively covered at a competitive premium.

Service providers include: Santam, Mutual & Federal, Hollard, AIG, Auto & General, Renasa, Virseker and many others.

Tharien Hattingh

THARIEN HATTINGH CA (SA) | ACCOUNTANT

Tharien has a BCom Honours degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has more than 8 years’ experience in accounting and taxation.

She focuses mainly on managing small and medium sized entities’ accounting, taxation and secretarial affairs.

She is passionate about entrepreneurship and as freelance entrepreneurial journalist, has interviewed more than 100 entrepreneurs.

Pat Rush

PAT RUSCH | BOOKKEEPER

Pat obtained a 2-year Bookkeeping Diploma, focusing on the practicality of Bookkeeping and brings with her more than 10 years extensive experience in the Bookkeeping field, being employed by various SME’S and established Accounting Firms, each with their own client lists of diverse industries.

Having trained staff in the Excellence of Client Services, in the banking environment, she strives to provide the same service excellence to clients, with the focus on the specific Accounting needs of the client.

When Pat is not behind her desk, she loves gardening, the outdoors, walking, cycling and reading in her spare time.

Anrich van der Walt

ANRICH VAN DER WALT | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Anrich is his final year of study to obtain his degree of B.Sc Quantitative Risk Management from the North West University Potchefstroom Campus. He joined Bovest Wealth in February 2017 and takes on the roles of Paraplanner, Employee Benefits Specialist and Marketing Assistant. After finishing his degree, Anrich aims to obtain his CFP designation and specialize further within the industry of Employee Benefits.

In his spare time, Anrich enjoys the world of Cinematography and shooting music videos, wedding films and other corporate video ventures.

Daily, he lives by the verses of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Liandri van der Westhuizen

LIANDRI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN B.COM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENTS

Liandri obtained her BCom Investment Management and Banking Degree from the University of the Free State in 2017. Liandri joined Bovest in 2018 and is currently a Paraplanner and Business Developer, learning the world of finance as a graduate and gaining experience.

Investments and the financial world intrigues her, and she also aims to do her CFP and CFA in the future.

In her spare time, she loves reading and is an adrenaline junky, facing her fears.

“Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable”, is the quote she lives by.

Marizelle Jacobs

MARIZELLE JACOBS | BROKER ASSISTANT

Marizelle forms part of a strong administrations team at Bovest as Broker assistant.

She is hard working and dedicated to supply 5 star assistance to her brokers and clients alike.

Estelle van Wyk

ESTELLE VAN WYK | BROKER ASSISTANT

Estelle has been part of the Bovest Team since its inception. She is in charge of the administration of our Business and has a strong client focus.

She is passionate about delivering an efficient service to our clients and ensures all processes are correctly followed.

When Estelle is not supporting her children with their extra curriculum activities, she enjoys cycling and spending time in the outdoors.

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