The Team

Our staff members are carefully selected and trained to deliver the highest quality service to all our clients.

The Team

Our staff members are carefully selected and trained to deliver the highest quality service to all our clients.

We are people, people

In an industry where the people behind the people make all the difference, we have certainly built an incredible team of smart, savvy professionals. We understand that two brains are better than one and take pride in building important and meaningful relationships, with our clients and amongst ourselves.

We believe in building, not breaking, and his is evident in our strong foundation, through to our new recruits.

We are people, people

In an industry where the people behind the people make all the difference, we have certainly built an incredible team of smart, savvy professionals. We understand that two brains are better than one and take pride in building important and meaningful relationships, with our clients and amongst ourselves.

We believe in building, not breaking, and his is evident in our strong foundation, through to our new recruits.

Directors

Neill Hobbs

Director

Chartered Accountant CA (SA), Registered Auditor and Senior Business Rescue Practitioner. For the last 14 years, Neill has been a partner of Hobbs Sinclair where his skills have been utilised in building an accounting practice, specialising in tax structures. Neill is a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and has a BComm honours degree in Financial Management. Neill completed his audit articles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). Furthermore, he acted on the main board as a director and managing director for Rennie Grinaker Zimbabwe Limited, Kestrel Group and Elexir technology Holdings Ltd. Four years ago Neill became a Business Rescue Practitioner and has taken on many successful appointments to date which involved hundreds of jobs being saved and a return of profitability to these companies. His high level strategic management was a key driver which led to their success.

Neill Hobbs

Director

Chartered Accountant CA (SA), Registered Auditor and Senior Business Rescue Practitioner. For the last 14 years, Neill has been a partner of Hobbs Sinclair where his skills have been utilised in building an accounting practice, specialising in tax structures. Neill is a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and has a BComm honours degree in Financial Management. Neill completed his audit articles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). Furthermore, he acted on the main board as a director and managing director for Rennie Grinaker Zimbabwe Limited, Kestrel Group and Elexir technology Holdings Ltd. Four years ago Neill became a Business Rescue Practitioner and has taken on many successful appointments to date which involved hundreds of jobs being saved and a return of profitability to these companies. His high level strategic management was a key driver which led to their success.

Greig Sinclair

Director

Greig completed his tertiary education at UNISA with a B.Compt honours and post-graduate diploma in auditing. He also completed his articles at Betty and Dickson (now RSM Betty and Dickson). Apart from many years of public practice, Greig has also served as CFO for a number of prominent private companies. He became a partner at Hobbs Sinclair in 2006, specialising in corporate structure, tax compliance, audit, financial and management accounting, tax and financial strategy.

  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Registered member Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
  • Registered Tax Practitioner with SARS

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, coaching junior soccer and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Secret skill: Musician and vocalist

Greig Sinclair

Director

Greig completed his tertiary education at UNISA with a B.Compt honours and post-graduate diploma in auditing. He also completed his articles at Betty and Dickson (now RSM Betty and Dickson). Apart from many years of public practice, Greig has also served as CFO for a number of prominent private companies. He became a partner at Hobbs Sinclair in 2006, specialising in corporate structure, tax compliance, audit, financial and management accounting, tax and financial strategy.

  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Registered member Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
  • Registered Tax Practitioner with SARS

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, coaching junior soccer and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Secret skill: Musician and vocalist

Managers

Michelle Venter

Manager: Investment Client Services Manager

Michelle completed her tertiary education in 2009 at UNISA with a BCompt Bachelor in Accounting Science while doing her 5 years SAICA traineeship at Hobbs Sinclair.   She joined the group in 2001 as their first SAICA trainee and since completing her traineeship has held several management positions in various departments.   During her tenure, Michelle also registered and set up the SAIPA and CIMA apprenticeship programmes at Hobbs Sinclair.

Michelle’s compassionate and patient manner, her determination and attention to detail has paved the way for a successful career in the industry.

Michelle Venter

Manager: Investment Client Services Manager

Michelle completed her tertiary education in 2009 at UNISA with a BCompt Bachelor in Accounting Science while doing her 5 years SAICA traineeship at Hobbs Sinclair.   She joined the group in 2001 as their first SAICA trainee and since completing her traineeship has held several management positions in various departments.   During her tenure Michelle also registered and set up the SAIPA and CIMA apprenticeship programmes at Hobbs Sinclair.

Michelle’s compassionate and patient manner, her determination and attention to detail has paved the way for a successful career in the industry.

Wendy Simmons

Manager: Audit

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Danielle Luwes

Manager: Tax and Compliance

Completed BComm Hons Degree in Management Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch in 2011.

Completed my articles at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory (HSA) from 2012 to 2014.

In 2015, became the tax and advisory manager in HSA, specialised in tax structures and planning, implementing comprehensive tax strategies for clients. Also responsible for the tax compliance of +-300 clients.

Successfully managed the CIMA Trainee program since 2015. Under my guidance/ mentoring, we are responsible for placing more than 20 successful applicants (Chartered Management Accountants) to CIMA, in the international work space.

In 2016 became an associate/member with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Extensively involved in the set-up, advice and tax structures of newly formed Section 12J VCC’s. Also involved in consulting to existing Section 12J VCC’s and providing tax opinions and strategies for optimal compliance and benefit to clients.

Danielle Luwes

Manager: Tax and Compliance

Completed BComm Hons Degree in Management Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch in 2011.

Completed my articles at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory (HSA) from 2012 to 2014.

In 2015, became the tax and advisory manager in HSA, specialised in tax structures and planning, implementing comprehensive tax strategies for clients. Also responsible for the tax compliance of +-300 clients.

Successfully managed the CIMA Trainee program since 2015. Under my guidance/ mentoring, we are responsible for placing more than 20 successful applicants (Chartered Management Accountants) to CIMA, in the international work space.

In 2016 became an associate/member with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Extensively involved in the set-up, advice and tax structures of newly formed Section 12J VCC’s. Also involved in consulting to existing Section 12J VCC’s and providing tax opinions and strategies for optimal compliance and benefit to clients.

Morné Janse van Rensburg

Manager: Accounting and Bannister Trust

Inspired by his favourite quote from Winston Churchill, ‘Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’, Morné’s dedicated, focused and charismatic approach to his work has fostered a stellar career in a short space of time.

After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BComm Honours in Management Accounting, Morné began his career at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory before being appointed as Managing Director of Bannister Trust (Pty) Ltd which specialises in the administration and management of trusts by providing holistic, tailor-made advice to clients.

Morné is a great team player and critical thinker – he enjoys mentoring the CIMA trainees who play an essential part of the dynamic team at Hobbs Sinclair.

Secret Skill: Musician and Vocalist

Morné Janse van Rensburg

Manager: Accounting and Bannister Trust

Inspired by his favourite quote from Winston Churchill, ‘Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’, Morné’s dedicated, focused and charismatic approach to his work has fostered a stellar career in a short space of time.

After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BComm Honours in Management Accounting, Morné began his career at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory before being appointed as Managing Director of Bannister Trust (Pty) Ltd which specialises in the administration and management of trusts by providing holistic, tailor-made advice to clients.

Morné is a great team player and critical thinker – he enjoys mentoring the CIMA trainees who play are essential part of the dynamic team at Hobbs Sinclair.

Secret Skill: Musician and Vocalist

Ruan van Jaarsveld

Manager: Hobbs Sinclair Advisory

Ruan’s patience, attention to detail and logical thinking have paved the way for a successful career in the accounting sector. After completing a BCom Honours in Management Accounting at Stellenbosch University, he began his career at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory as a CIMA trainee, working his way up to a management position in just 4 years, where he now oversees corporate structuring, tax compliance and venture capital investment management. He’s a believer in going the extra mile, always up for a challenge, and solutions-driven, which highlights his rapid and successful trajectory in this ever-shifting industry.

Ruan van Jaarsveld

Manager: Hobbs Sinclair Advisory

Ruan’s patience, attention to detail and logical thinking have paved the way for a successful career in the accounting sector. After completing a BCom Honours in Management Accounting at Stellenbosch University, he began his career at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory as a CIMA trainee, working his way up to a management position in just 4 years, where he now oversees corporate structuring, tax compliance and venture capital investment management. He’s a believer in going the extra mile, always up for a challenge, and solutions-driven, which highlights his rapid and successful trajectory in this ever-shifting industry.

Bianca de Marco

Manager: Hobbs Sinclair Advisory

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