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TEAM

At Betapoint we pride ourselves on the multi-disciplinary make-up of our team, which is comprised of engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, chartered accountants, economists, communication and marketing experts, strategists, operations, property, facilities and technology specialists. 

Collaborating with our clients as part of a talented, diverse team, results in well considered and robust solutions that enhance our clients’ business performance.

Adam Sargent

Adam graduated from Rhodes University (South Africa) where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree.

Prior to establishing Betapoint in 2003, Adam worked for Citibank in the UK before returning to South Africa in 1999 to enjoy a successful career at Arthur Andersen as a member of the Energy and Utilities practice.

Given his entrepreneurial drive and strategic vision, Adam founded Betapoint and has built a high caliber and multi-skilled team which is able to provide clients with thought leadership, while maintaining the ability to roll up their sleeves and drive pragmatic solutions for critical initiatives.

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Alison Goldstuck

Alison is a seasoned strategy consultant with two master’s degrees (cum laude) and 15 years’ blue-chip experience delivering complex projects.

Her areas of expertise include strategy, research, functional solutions, governance and project management. Key projects in the risk analysis and governance space include:

  • Creating a business case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk integration into decision making processes for the United Nations;
  • Commenting and analysing the impact of King Code IV on firm’s behaviour for IoDSA and the UNPRI; and
  • Identifying risks and mitigants affecting project finance deals for Citibank and the IDC.
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Bradley Venter

Bradley spent three years as a graduate on BP’s Property Portfolio team before he became a Property Portfolio Manager over a period of two years.

His property management experience and post-graduate qualifications have given him the knowledge and insight into Sasol’s Project Thunderbolt, which he joined in 2017.

Bradley is responsible for ensuring that the project delivery aligns with Project Thunderbolt’s mandate and scope.

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Donovan Kingsburgh

Donovan has completed a BSc degree in Civil Engineering and has experience in Civil and Structural Engineering and Construction Management.

His strengths lie in project management, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining the project schedule. He also contributes to financial, budget, scope, risk, document, stakeholder and construction management.

Furthermore, he manages the procurement process across Betapoint’s projects, as well as work place optimisation.

Donovan’s management role includes the building Snag-List for the recently completed 67,000m2 global head office, Sasol Place.

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Gill Mthombeni

Gill is a consultant at Betapoint, where she applies her research and analytical skills to produce deliverables that support and inform decision-making across all levels of an organisation.

In addition, her project management skills have ensured flawless coordination among stakeholders in fast-paced, complex project environments.

Gill graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics.

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Jabulani Dhlamini

Jabulani has brought an invaluable knowledge of financial management and business practice to the Betapoint team.

He currently consults on standardisation and implementation of Real Estate Services work management processes. His focus is research and development of solutions to improve the facilities management service delivery model, as well as the enablment of associated technology solutions.

Jabulani holds a post-graduate certificate in Business Research Methods and an MBA in Strategic Planning. He is also a certified chartered accountant (FCCA).

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Julie Taylor

Julie has consulted to numerous businesses, large and small, as well as non-profits.

In the field of communications, Julie advises on strategy and project management, including internal and external communications, and public relations. Her areas of expertise include assessment of stakeholder and media relationships, reputation management, strategic communications planning, creating appropriate structures and processes for managing the media, advisory on language, tone and positioning, media training, and reactive and crisis communications.

In the field of art, and drawing on her strong network of artists, curators, gallerists and academics, Julie advises on the African contemporary art landscape, including sourcing and acquiring new art and commissions. She also advises on how to position current and new art projects to the public and media to build external engagement.

Julie is the founder and director of Guns & Rain; one of Africa’s first online art galleries.

Previously, Julie was Head of Google's Communications where she made a significant impact on internet access and internet education for Africans.

Julie holds degrees in Development Studies and Social Anthropology. Her research has been published in multiple academic journals in the fields of Anthropology, History and Political Ecology. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History.

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Lucy Truran

Lucy’s experience and training has placed her in a supportive role to Betapoint’s CEO, Adam Sargent and the Betapoint team.

She spent seven years working as an Executive Personal Assistant, and has experience as a Marketing Coordinator and Assistant Administrator.

Lucy assists the Betapoint team in administrative functions, such as recruitment and leave, contractual and legal, as well as invoicing and payment administration. She also manages multiple diaries, travel and logistics, and expenses.

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Medeine Tribinevicius

Medeine has over six years of experience in public institutions and over seven years of experience as a researcher, project manager, and educator, working extensively with academic institutions, museums, archives and publishers.

Her experience spans both the international and local market as she has worked with the National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and the South African History Archive in Johannesburg specialising in exhibition development and collections research.

Furthermore, Mediene continues to be an instructor at the University of Toronto, School for Continuing Studies where she facilitates two courses as part of the Freelance Writing Certificate.

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Michael Griffiths

Over the past six years, Michael has been at the helm of Betapoint’s Property Consulting arm during, what is undoubtedly, the most exciting period in the company’s history.

Michael completed his articles at Mazaars Cape Town, before spending seven years in London working on various HSBC Specialist Investments funds.

He graduated with a BCompt from UNISA and completed his ACCA in 2005. He is currently reading for his MSc at UCT.

Michael’s forte lies in aligning Betapoint’s clients’ real estate strategy to their corporate strategy to deliver significant, measurable value in terms of financial, cultural and brand benefits.

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Nicolene De Jong

Nicolene has completed a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning and was actively involved in most applications as a planner, from the initial consultation through the process of determining the best practices and providing sound and ethical advice.

She handled all preliminary aspects of planning, including the attendance of site meetings and compiling land use surveys. She compiled numerous detailed and comprehensive motivational memorandums for applications. This also required constant reporting to clients on the current status and development of the projects, as well as advising on future actions and role players that might need to be appointed.

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Rynhardt Schuld

Rynhardt is an experienced project manager with a specialisation in construction, fit-out and refurbishment projects and works closely with the tenant and development teams to ensure successful delivery.

His 15 year work experience both locally and in the UK spans from project managing large residential developments through to fit-out projects for major blue chip corporates such as Barclays Bank, Shell, Merryl Lynch, Vodacom and most recently Sasol.

Rynhardt’s knowledge, experience, communication skills and “can do” attitude provides our clients with confidence that their project is in good hands.

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Stephanie Botton

Stephanie joined Betapoint after completing her Honours in Bachelor of Science Property Studies at UCT. She is an Accredited Professional through the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) and was a national finalist in the 2016 Greenovate Awards Programme.

Whilst working towards her postgraduate degree, Stephanie gained valuable experience at international real estate player Jones Lang Lasalle.

Since joining Betapoint, Stephanie has been involved in a range of project management activities relating to the workplace fit-out, furniture and art installations at Sasol Place, as well undertaking strategic quality assurance and business case deliverables for Sasol’s new global headquarters, Sasol Place.

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