Judy Goddard – Founder & DirectorBorn in Zimbabwe and based in South Africa, Judy is your quintessential African Entrepreneur who is passionate, dedicated and determined to make a difference on the continent of her birth. Having obtained an honours degree in Hospitality Management in Switzerland she was awarded Outstanding Student of the Graduating Class of 2007 and the Swiss Hospitality Touch for Leadership in the Graduating Class of 2008. She's worked and travelled across the globe including Australia, United Kingdom, the United States & Europe mastering a vast knowledge of different expertise in Human Resource Management, Sales, Marketing and Project Management. With ten years of management experience, Judy has enjoyed a successful career. She has worked with world class establishments internationally and locally namely Marriott, Hyatt and the African Sun Hotel Group as well as the Multichoice Group. Being the founder of Masiwela, her hard working and determined demeanour has seen the company grow from strength to strength. Along with her ambitious, compassionate and enthusiastic nature, the opportunities for the business are endless.
Brandon Clifford - DirectorBrandon Is a corporate events professional with extensive experience in managing business events and conferences. Brandon’s career is founded on over ten years of experience in Senior Corporate Sales Management positions, backed with his prestigious qualifications (Honours degree in Hospitality and Events Management) obtained from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland & The University of Derby), Brandon has accumulated expertise and proficiency through leading numerous conferencing and events planning strategies of high-capacity organisations. Brandon ventured into the entrepreneurial world after a ten-year streak in the corporate world thus launching Evenza and partnering with The Rand Club.
Ashleigh Rowley – General Manager: EventsAshleigh started off her marketing dream at the University of Johannesburg studying a BA degree in Corporate Communications. The 3 year course cemented her love for the creative world of marketing. She is passionate about the industry and its every aspect, from events to activations and creating brand experiences. After completing her degree, Ashleigh was given an opportunity to explore her passion in the industry as an assistant to a marketing manager. She gained invaluable experience, dealing with different aspects of marketing- from customer relations to dealing with suppliers and brands. Ashleigh then pursued a next step in her career which led her to Masiwela, where she is thriving, building relationships, pushing the boundaries of creativity and bringing excitement to the team.
Thabo Jones Mathe – Senior Operations ManagerThabo started his hospitality career in 2002 when he was doing Food and Beverage internship with Theta. His love and passion helped him join the prestigious Blue Train as a butler. He then moved to Sandton Convention Centre as a Floor Supervisor and in-house staff trainer. Thabo has trained more than 300 casual staff for Bidvest Events and Sandton Convention Centre during the period of 2005 and 2009. He then moved to HSC as a site manager. He looked after well-known hotels such as the Hyatt Regency, Blue Train, Gallagher Estate and Carnival city and had the opportunity to manage Banqueting Department at Carnival City under Fedics. He later moved back to Sandton Convention Center as a Senior Contract Manager. His dedication to achieve in life landed him in the Northern part of the country at Tzaneen Country Lodge as a Junior Food and Beverage Manager. He then moved to KievietsKroon Country Estate as a Junior Food and Beverage Manager/Assistant Banqueting Manager. In January 2017 he joined Rand Club as the Senior Operations Manager. One of the highlights of his career at Rand Club was planning and executing the successful 130 years Celebration of the club. He feels that this is the great opportunity that he has been waiting for to use his skills and his professionalism to give every client at Rand Club a personal service together with his team.
Ross England – Operations Manager
Ross graduated in Marketing and Business management in 2014 thereafter undertook various part time jobs and job shadowing at KPMG and ABSA. Later in 2014 he managed a branch for a software company gaining experience in the main fundamentals of business management. In August 2016, Ross decided on a new career path, which led him to becoming a Banqueting Coordinator at the Rand Club for Masiwela. He was later promoted to Operations Manager and looks forward to a fruitful career with the business.