Capital Legacy restructures and appoints new staff to back growth plans

13 August 2019 Capital Legacy

Capital Legacy, the largest administrator of deceased estates in South Africa, has announced that its internal restructuring will form nine divisions, to better support its long-term growth plans.

“To ensure that we continue to WOW our Clients with quality service, we have restructured the Company operations into nine divisions. The nine business areas are Evolution, Finance, People, Technology, Insurance, Legal & Risk, Sales, Marketing and Fiduciary, each with its own responsible Executive reporting to the CEO. This will allow us to continue to grow and to deliver the WOW-factor,” said co-founder and CEO Alex Simeonides when he recently announced the changes.

Capital Legacy has strengthened its existing management force, primarily through internal promotion. Co-founder Eduann Vorster has been appointed as the Director of People (HR), Marketing and Legal & Risk, with Brandon Garbutt having taken up the role of MD and Co-founder CarlSonday recently being appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

This management force, which carries and drives the company’s vision, includes the following individuals:

Divisional Heads
Ken Newport – Fiduciary Technical Advice and Trusts (National)
Lesley Coetzee – Broker Consultant Distribution (National)
Grant Fietze – Direct Consumer Marketing (National)

Chantele Malan – Fiduciary (Johannesburg)
Winnie Mahlangu – Fiduciary (Johannesburg)
Debby van Wyk – Fiduciary (Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal)
Ryan Thomas – Estate Consultants (National)
Cloe Gentz – Sales and Distribution (Johannesburg)
Yolanda Botha – Sales and Distribution (Johannesburg)
Justin Pakes – Sales and Distribution (Western Cape)
Nicholas Stead – Sales and Distribution (KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape)
Rupert Fourie – Sales and Distribution (Outlying Areas)
Sheri Meyer – Booking Agents (National)
Danyella Spies – Marketing and How2Wow (National)
Nicola Beukes – Admin and Operations (National)
Craig Techow – Tech and Systems Development (National)
Kendra Scheepers – People (HR) (National)
Natasha Thysse – Customer Care (National)
Walter Mogane – Finance (National)

Simeonides said that Capital Legacy boasts the most cost-effective Wills and Testaments, Estate Administration and Legacy Planning Products in South Africa, and its growth plans will see it more than double in the next five years.

“Our solutions save Clients millions in legal fees and associated deceased administration expenses. But beyond that, our Estate Administration service is exemplary. For example, on average, Estates administered by Capital Legacy are wound up sooner than the industry standard, with distributions taking place within six to nine months. This is a huge achievement for a company that was only started in 2012,” he said.

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