Our People

The people behind SACRRA from the  Governing Body to the Executive Team

Meet the SACRRA Team

Eligible Members elect a Governing Body to oversee the strategic management of the Association in accordance with its mandate and the Executive Director is appointed and mandated by the Governing Body to head up the day-to-day operations of the Association.

Governing Body

Charles Chemel

Chairman of the Governing Body

Preshanta Govender

Finance and Audit Lead of the Governing Body

Hendrik Heyns

Stakeholder Relations Lead on the Governing Body

Illana Melzer

Independent Role of the Governing Body

Josh Souchon

Technology Lead on the Governing Body

Louise le’ Kay,

Risk Lead on the Governing Body

Sharief Allie

Data Lead on the Governing Body

Executive Team

Magauta Mphahlele

Executive Director

Andrea van der Westhuizen

Head: Operations

Caroline Smith

Head: Technology & Programme Management

Julanda Vos

Head: Data Opportunities and Business Development

Governance Committees

As per the SACRRA Constitution, the Governing Body has a mandate to set up committees to provide expert oversight to strengthen SACRRA’s processes, policies, and fiduciary responsibilities by co-opting members of the Association and external specialists to these sub-committees. These committees are required to operate within the Terms of Reference which are agreed to by the Governing Body and report to members during Annual and General Member Meetings. 

The following committees have been established:  

Data, Information, Technology and Security Committee Members (DITSC)

Illana Melzer: 71point4/ Independent Governing Body Member

Josh Souchon: Sasfin Bank/ Technology Lead on Governing Body

Magauta Mphahlele: SACRRA Executive Director/ Information Officer

Sharief Allie: The Foschini Group / Data Lead on Governing Body


By invitation

Del van Rooyen Sasfin Bank Chief Information Security Officer

Finance, Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee Members (FRCAC)

Ian Abrahams: Baxi by Onafriq / Subject Matter Expert

Louise le’ Kay: FNB / Risk Lead on Governing Body (Chair)         

Preshanta Govender: SBSA / Finance and Audit Lead on Governing Body (Vice-Chair)

Tjaart van Stryp: T/S Business Intervention / Subject Matter Expert

Tracey Harmse: Capitec Bank / Subject Matter Expert