Dr Jerry Chetty


Dr Jerry Chetty  is a Senior Manager of the Business Integrity Unit at Santam. Jerry has extensive experience and knowledge in the detection, prevention and investigation of economic crime.

Jerry is an admitted Advocate of the High Court and has a PHD, ND: Police Administration, BIuris, LLB, LLM, CFE and a Diploma in Victimology.

Mr Zaakir Mohamed

Deputy Chairperson

Zaakir Mohamed is a Director and Head of Corporate Investigations and Forensics at CMS RM Partners Inc.

Zaakir is instructed to assist clients with highly sensitive and confidential matters. He has extensive experience in corporate crime and forensic investigations, Anti-bribery and Corruption compliance, cybercrime, corporate crime prevention and detection, money laundering, regulatory compliance as well as working with law enforcement authorities and providing watching briefs in criminal matters.

Zaakir has assisted clients in both the public and private sectors across numerous industries. These include Financial Services, Telecommunications, Aviation, Sport, Mining, Real Estate and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).

Mr Lerato Msibi

With a formal background in accounting and auditing, paired with forensic investigations and fraud risk management experience, Mr. Lerato Msibi is a highly accomplished professional. Alongside his impressive affiliations with various professional bodies, Lerato holds prestigious titles such as a Commercial Forensic Practitioner FP (SA), a Chartered Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Lerato’s exceptional achievements have garnered significant recognition. In 2019, he was named a finalist in the SAICA Top 35, under 35 competition. This esteemed competition honours and celebrates young CA(SA) professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and trailblazing abilities. Prior to June 2012, Lerato diligently completed his accounting articles and gained invaluable experience across both the public and private sectors.

With extensive experience spanning over 11 years in the field of forensic investigations and fraud risk management, Lerato has conducted numerous successful engagements across various countries. These include South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Lesotho, Cote d’Ivoire, and Benin, establishing himself as a trusted expert in the international arena.

Ms Mary-Anne Whittles

Mary-Anne is currently a Director at Pro Iustitia Forensics with more than 24 years’ of experience in forensic investigations. She spent 16 years at the Special Investigating Unit, where her last post held was that of Programme Manager. She has extensive experience in both public and private sector commercial forensic investigations and regulatory frameworks, people development within the investigative sector and management of projects. She has obtained qualifications in law, project management, and public administration and is a PECB certified ISO 37001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor, respectively.

Mr Adriaan Beekman


Riaan Beekman is a CA (SA) and is a Specialist Investigator at Nedbank.  Riaan has extensive experience in the investigation of financial crime, ethics and fraud risk management.  He was the Forensic Audit Manager at Impala Platinum from 2012 to 2017, before joining Nedbank.  His career in commercial forensics started in 2001 when he joined KPMG as an Associate Director in the Forensics Department.

Mr Caleb Motsamai

Caleb Motsamai is a Partner/Director in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services division.  His professional experience includes handling matters related to Fraud, corruption and other financial crimes both locally and internationally.  Caleb was first exposed to forensic investigations during his tenure as a SAICA trainee accountant at the Auditor General.  He holds holds a B.Com (Hons) Accounting and also completed an Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Stellenbosh.

Mr Albert van Zyl

Albert holds a BCom (Law), LLB, and LLM degree from the University of the Free State, along with a Certificate in Money Laundering Control from the University of Johannesburg. He began his professional journey as an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, specializing in civil litigation in the High Court. Subsequently, he joined one of the renowned ‘big four’ auditing firms, where he worked as a forensic investigator.

In 2006, Albert transitioned to the academic sphere and joined the School of Accounting Sciences at the North-West University as a Senior Lecturer within the Programme for Forensic Accountancy.

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His dedication and expertise led to his appointment as the Programme Leader in July 2012. In January 2021, he expanded his academic endeavours by joining the North-West University’s Business School, focusing on areas such as corporate governance, anti-corruption measures, and integrity studies.

While actively contributing to academia, Albert continues to practice as a commercial forensic practitioner on a part-time basis, both in South Africa and several other African countries. His extensive experience also includes serving on various audit committees in the public and private sectors, as well as being seconded to a national commission of enquiry. Albert takes great pride in being a full member and past company secretary of the Institute for Commercial Forensic Practitioners since October 2012, where he serves as a board member.

With his diverse background encompassing academia, professional practice, and active involvement in the Institute for Commercial Forensic Practitioners, Albert brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the fields of forensic investigation, corporate governance, and anti-corruption efforts.




Mr Gerhard Geldenhuys

Gerhard Geldenhuys is a seasoned professional with over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, currently at the helm of PwC Consulting and Risk Services in the Central Region, encompassing the Free State, Northern Cape, North West Provinces, and Lesotho.

Education has been a cornerstone of Gerhard’s journey, beginning with a B Com in Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria. He further honed his expertise with a B Com (Hons) from the University of South Africa, complemented by a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting and Post Graduate Diplomas in Auditing and Certified Internal Auditing, also from the University of South Africa.

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Gerhard’s commitment to excellence is evident through a series of professional designations, including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Professional Internal Auditor (PIA), and Principal Certified Internal Auditor (PCIA). His dedication to ensuring the highest standards in risk management is reflected in his Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). He is also accredited in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA(SA)).

In addition to his financial and auditing qualifications, Gerhard holds the title of Commercial Forensic Practitioner (FP)SA from the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP) and is recognized as a Court-Annexed Mediator through the University of the Free State.

His association with esteemed professional bodies includes being an Associate General Accountant (AGA(SA)) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a General Accountant with the Lesotho Institute of Accountants.

Gerhard Geldenhuys is not just an accomplished professional; he is also a dedicated mediator, contributing to conflict resolution in legal contexts. His expansive expertise, coupled with a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards, makes him a leader in the field of consulting and risk services.

Mr Jason Jordaan

Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Cyber Crime Investigation Specialist

Jason is a passionate Digital Forensics, Incident Response, eDiscovery, and Cyber Crime Investigation professional that strongly believes in finding the facts and solving problems, that often have a very real human cost.  He served for 18 years in law enforcement as a detective and digital forensics examiner, before moving into the private sector, which has allowed him to continue making a difference in a bigger operational area.

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In addition to actually doing the work, he loves developing people that want to get into these fields and enjoy mentoring the next generation of forensicators. I am also an active academic and researcher in these disciplines and a published author in these disciplines.

Ms Aletta van Tromp

Aletta is a dynamic CA(SA) with over 16 years of working experience. She completed her accounting and auditing clerkship with one of the Big Four Accounting firms in Johannesburg from 2004 to 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. She is an affiliated member of the ACFE and a full member of the ICFP.

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Currently, she is the Business Executive for Investigations at the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) and is responsible for overseeing the operational functions of the business unit, which entails strategic direction of the unit, budget/ finances, human resources, corporate reporting etc. as well as overseeing all investigations and deliverables.  She has led various forensic assignments in a variety of sectors and in different jurisdictions. Her fraud and investigation experience includes investigations into tender irregularities, fraudulent financial accounting, misappropriation of company funds and assets, procurement fraud, payroll fraud, cash, cheque and EFT fraud, timesheet fraud, travel claim and disbursement fraud and misappropriation of donor funding.  Aletta has been appointed as both inspector and repayment administrator by the South African Reserve Bank to investigate alleged Ponzi schemes.  Her litigation support experience includes quantification of damages and loss of profit claims and preparing expert determination reports.

Mr Jacques van Wyk

Jacques van Wyk is Managing Director of the JGL Group and is a seasoned forensic investigator, with more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors, and has investigated many high-profile cases.

He has a unique skill set with expertise in operations management and assessment, financial accounting, auditing and controls; risk assessment, information technology, and systems analysis and review.

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He holds an MBL, M. Com in Computer Information Systems.

The vision of JGL Forensic Services is to help companies develop ethical, sustainable businesses, and embed a culture of integrity so that together we can build a South Africa that we are all proud of.


Adv Lionel van Tonder

Lionel joined PwC in 1998 following a 10-year career in the Department of Justice in various roles. Lionel has also served in the Office for Serious Economic Offences as a Senior State Advocate where he investigated economic crime. Lionel has extensive litigation experience and prosecuted numerous economic crime matters in the various Courts. His range of experience includes the investigation and prosecution of economic crime, money laundering, general fraud as well as a range of other fraud/corruption-related matters.

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Lionel has extensive experience in managing large investigations comprising of various work streams across multiple jurisdictions. Lionel spent three years in Germany as a partner in the Forensic Services practice where he led multi-national teams performing forensic investigations spread over multiple territories. Lionel has been involved in various high-profile matters allowing him to bring a global perspective to a broad client base.

Mr Chris de Beer

Executive Manager

Chris is the Executive Manager of the ICFP and is responsible for operational issues and the implementation of strategic initiatives.  Prior to joining the ICFP, Chris participated and managed various forensic engagements for private and public institutions as an independent service provider.

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Chis started his career in banking and holds a BCom from Unisa.  Chris was responsible for the establishment and management of internal audit, enterprise-wide risk, forensic investigations, fraud risk and IT audits.  Chris was also a member of the Executive Committee of the bank and an advisor to other management committees.

Ms Janita Snell

Company Secretary

Janita holds an LLB from UNISA, a Diploma in Criminal Justice and Forensic Auditing from the University of Johannesburg and a Programme in Forensic and Investigative Auditing from UNISA.  She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

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Before joining the IDC in August 2014, as Forensic Practitioner, Janita worked at Investec Bank for 13 years. Her responsibilities included investigations, developing and training on Financial Crime policies, as well as driving awareness initiatives.