Willem J Oberholzer
DIRECTOR TAX & ADVISORY
Willem is one of the founders of Probity Advisory, having graduated from the University of Pretoria in the early 1990’s and has more than 20 years experience in the professional environment and leadership roles.
He is a registered Chartered Accountant with a masters’ degree in Taxation and is Currently CEO and Tax Director at Probity Advisory (Pty) Ltd, as well as an Independent Non-Executive Board member at Ecsponent Limited and Lecturer at the University of Pretoria.
Willem’s qualifications and wealth of experience in leading businesses, providing strategic direction and leadership to promote growth and shareholder value bring peace of mind to his loyal clients. In addition to these, he offers specialist expertise in the areas of Tax, Financial Management and Corporate Finance and Mergers. He is often asked for an opinion by media specialists and if you think you had seen him somewhere before it was probably in one of these televised interviews.
Even though Willem has served several corporate clients including Eskom, Khula, SARS, Ford to name but a few and has spearheaded turnarounds of up to R280m he still has a passion for upcoming business and as such his client base is varied and includes both upcoming individuals and large corporates.
DIRECTOR LEGAL & ADVISORY
Alwyn is a practising Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with more than 22 years’ experience.
His special field of interest is commercial law and as such he has advised on, and attended to, the structuring, negotiating and implementing of numerous mergers and acquisitions, including sale of shares and sale of businesses.
He is well versed in the field of Black economic empowerment transactions with
related financing, joint ventures, company formations, listings, de-listings andrestructures, share incentive schemes, capital markets, general financing and security and the structuring of shareholder affairs.
He also has extensive experience in funding and related security structures and in the structuring of mining and exploration ventures, in South Africa and a number of African countries.
DIRECTOR ACCOUNTING & ADVISORY
Wilna has 20 years’ experience in assurance work and financial accounting consultancy. She has a passion for strategy, investigation and fact-finding interventions.
She is a registered Chartered Accountant with a masters’ degree in Taxation and is an assurance, risk and compliance expert, and having been instrumental in starting and running professional forms she is not only a technical director, but one that that will understand your business.
Wilna has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and has lead major fraud investigations, and due diligence reviews.
TAX CONSULTING SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Professor Dr Gerhard Nienaber is one of South Africa’s leading Tax minds. A registered Chartered Accountant, Gerhard holds a M. Com (Taxation) and PhD in Taxation from the University of Pretoria.
He has enjoyed an exceptional career to date, having worked at PwC, UNISA, CS Holdings, Saambou and African Bank. Gerhard is also a renowned researcher and Tax lecturer. Boasting a 14-year background in Tax Training, we at Probity Advisory are proud to
add Gerhard’s immeasurable experience and expertise to our already robust Tax Advisory department.
TAX CONSULTING JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
Jade is a registered tax practitioner and is a member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT).
She completed her Masters degree in Taxation at the University of Pretoria in 2017.
Her career in taxation started off as an academic trainee at the University of Pretoria in the Taxation Department.
Her current areas of practice include expat taxes, individual income taxes, corporate
income taxes, international taxation, tax education and tax training, etc.
DIRECTOR TRUSTS & OUTSOURCED MANAGEMENT
Ilze graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1989 where she obtained a BCom Law degree.
After completion of her studies she joined a commercial bank where she built a successful career and gained valuable experience before leaving to manage a leading international labour brokerage specializing in the aviation, telecommunications, and financial industry.
In 1999 she started a successful civil engineering and property development company with her husband where she currently holds the office of Chief Financial Officer.
During her career spanning the last 21 years she has also been contracted by several businesses as trouble shooter; identifying underlying inefficiencies and thus resolving serious problems relating to revenue generation. She has contributed to many successful business turnarounds.
Her passion for compliance in all instances led her to venturing into the administration of trusts which she has undertaken successfully for a number of years. This was a natural evolvement given her administrative and law background.
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