Synergy

Management Team

Francois Herbst, CA(SA)

Fund Manager

Francois is one of the founding members of House of Growth. From a young age, Francois has stimulated his entrepreneurial spirit through his involvement in numerous projects and businesses. At the age of 16, he founded and managed his first business, which was profitable from inception. He soon realized that a good financial foundation is a cornerstone for financial success and sustainable growth, and he decided to pursue a degree in accounting. In 2017 he won SAICA Top 35 Under 35 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Dirk Herbst

Head of Finance

After being in the corporate environment as a financial director for more than two decades, Dirk decided to transition into entrepreneurship and founded numerous businesses. With his strong financial background, and his structured mindset, he transformed these start-ups into glowing businesses, creating jobs and contributing to local communities.

De Wet De Villiers

Non - Executive Director

De Wet holds the prestigious BAcc.LLB degree from Stellenbosch University. During his time at PWC, and other listed companies, De Wet attained experience in the roles of legal and tax specialist. He has a demonstrated history of working in the field of Taxation and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). He is skilled in Tax Structuring, M&A, and Legal Operations. He also has strong attributes in business development and management capabilities.

Christine Buys

Head of Compliance

Christine has been actively involved in the practical company secretarial field for the last 15 years where she has gained valuable experience in the field working at Audit and Accounting firms. She is passionate about compliance and enjoy learning and implementing processes to improve the compliance framework.