Our staff

Meet the people behind CA Financial Appointments.

Pete Whitehouse

Pete Whitehouse
Managing Director

As an ACMA qualified professional, Pete spent 8 years in the corporate market in analysis and financial management roles, before following his entrepreneurial instincts. The team values Pete’s ability to see things from a different perspective and steer us in the right direction. As an avid mountain biker he makes us foodies in the office look bad with his very active and healthy lifestyle choices. P.S. This guy created CA Financial Appointments!

Brendon Lezar

Brendon Lezar
General Manager

When Brendon is not placing tomorrow’s generation of top-notch CFO’s, he’s putting his passion for food to good use, cooking up a storm in the kitchen! With his exceptional reputation as a major player in the recruitment industry, his team is continually learning from him, as a man who leads by example.

Chantel Patrick

Chantel Patrick
Financial Manager

Chantel is our trusted and very well respected keeper of finances. She manages to balance the financial function of the business with studying towards completing her CIMA qualification. While she is always there to give us financial advice and moral support, she is also the best bargain-hunter in Cape Town! She loves shopping and is always looking fabulous!

Gill Borrett

Gill Borrett
Consultant

Gill enjoys some very long standing relationships with her candidates and clients having extensive knowledge within the financial services sector. She not only has the sweetest tooth in the office but also the sweetest personality! She is someone who is always fully dedicated to the task at hand be it at work or play.

Kelly Reid

Kelly Reid
Financial Services Recruiter

Kelly is a specialist financial services recruiter with a passion for assisting people with their careers and making a difference in their lives. Whilst you won’t get a peep out of Kelly on Mondays, her energy and sense of humour can be counted on to get us through the rest of the week.

Cathy Symmonds

Cathy Symmonds
Commercial Finance Recruiter

Cathy is one of our long-standing Commercial Finance Recruiters, who keeps us all up to date with the latest best practices within our industry, as well as being our supportive ‘wise-owl.’ As a Recruiter and Twin-Mom, she manages to bring both calm and fun to the team in equal measure. Her alter-ego, Rose, is always ready for a good time which is largely required in our industry.

Stuart Welch

Stuart Welch
Commercial Finance Recruiter

Stuart is a commercial finance specialist and has vast experience in temp, contract and permanent recruitment. He is a great handy-man, a loyal colleague and friend, who can always be counted on to help out when you are in a pickle. His dry sense of humour is the glue that keeps the team together.

Zelmari Van Eden

Zelmari Van Eden
Commercial Finance Recruiter

Having started with us as a financial services researcher, she has now found her niche as a commercial finance recruiter. She is the office’s fitness-guru, motivating us to “put that cupcake down” while also being our very own Suzelle DIY!

Shelley Barker

Shelley Barker
Commercial Finance Recruiter

As an individual with an Honours in Ichthyology, who would have known Shelley would go into the business of people instead of fish. As a commercial finance recruiter, it’s evident to see how passionate Shelley is about helping her clients and candidates. As someone who doesn’t know how to do things half-heartedly, she manages to balance being an outstanding recruiter with being a Super-Mom!

Jackie Pillay

Jackie Pillay
Financial Services Recruiter

Jackie has joined us from the JHB market, adding value to our financial services division with her ability to source and place those ever so unique financial services roles. We enjoy Jackie for her cheeky sense of humour and inability to be left out of anything.

Angie Mac Wyne

Angie Mac Wyne
Commercial Finance Recruiter

As another long standing consultant with CA, Angie can be relied on to bring a good dose of consistency to her work and builds excellent client and candidate relationships. She has a kind heart and a big love for animals, which shows in her having 9 rescue dogs (and counting) at home.

Pat Sinton

Pat Sinton
Commercial Finance Recruiter

Pat brings a wealth of recruitment experience to the table particularly in the temp and contract sector, which is her specialist area. She has been with CA for over 10 years and puts all the youngsters to shame in the office with her adventurous spirit and love for sky diving!

Vinola Jacobs

Vinola Jacobs
Office Administrator

With Vinola’s patience and multi-tasking abilities she is able to assist her team of recruiters with all their administration needs as well as being our go to office “Fix-it” person. Don’t be fooled by her softly spoken, quiet nature and sweet smile – she is a biker girl at heart who can role with the best of them.

Stephnie Lassen

Stephnie Lassen
Reception/Administrator

Stephnie is always the first person you will see when visiting our offices. We can count on her for her exceptional efficiency and ability to administer to her team of recruiters in a very organized manner. She has a hidden artistic talent of being able to draw just about anything you put in front of her and provide us with the most beautiful art work for our birthdays.

Maraine Basson

Maraine Basson
Commercial Finance Researcher

Maraine is an accomplished researcher to the commercial finance desk whilst also being the team’s unofficial wine connoisseur. She enjoys a vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle, and brings an alternative way of thinking to the table.

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