ROCCI President and Exco Members

ROCCI’s full Executive Committee and Portfolios as follows:

  • Quintus Lottering – SDG Hotel (President &Tourism)
  • Leon Marinus – ATKA SA Cross Channel Marketing Specialists (Vice President & Marketing)
  • Marietjie Esterhuizen – Huizen Accounting Professional Accountants SA (Financial)
  • Yolanda Janse van Vuuren – LabourNet West Rand (HR & Labour)
  • Gerard Culhane – Gerard Culhane Attorneys (Legal & Legislation)

Ex-Officio Representatives:

  • Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs – SAPS Honeydew Cluster (Safety & Security)

ROCCI is indeed proud to announce that its Vision going forward is “ROCCI Makes a Difference” and that the Values that uphold our Vision and Mission statements are:-

Honesty – in all we do and in all we expect
Transparency – display openness
Integrity – displayed in all our actions
Effective service – to all our members
Diversity – strength through diversity
Developmental – assist with growing business for mutual benefit.

ROCCI’s President stated that the Vision of the Chamber remains the same:

  • Ensuring that the needs of our business partners are satisfied through regular interaction and collaboration of all stakeholders.
  • To be seen and to serve as the Guardian of Business.
  • To assist with the development and growth of sectors in need through the required interventions.
  • To create and maintain a climate in which Business can grow and flourish through timeous and appropriate interventions and engagement with all stakeholders.
  • To deliver to all our members an enabling service that results in a win-win situation for all.

ROCCI PRESIDENT

QUINTUS LOTTERING

Quintus Lottering has been involved in various businesses, from the financial services sector, construction and hospitality and tourism. His ability to recognize opportunity has been his key to success. He is hands on from planning to implementation.

His passion to grow SMME’s and to create employment became an obsession.

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ROCCI VICE PRESIDENT

LEON MARINUS

From the spotlight of stages globally to the television screens of South Africa; Leon Marinus is widely acclaimed for his Cross Channel Marketing Expertise and motivational talks.

Leon is passionately comfortable in every sphere of his professional life; whether he finds himself on the set of Carte Blanche scrutinising the impact the Oscar Pistorius saga has had on social media globally, or working hands-on with his staff to take his marketing firm, ATKA SA, to new heights.

His most recent accomplishment, being appointed as Vice President of the Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and industry, only speaks of great things to come.

Although he had only introduced himself as Cross Channel Marketing Specialist in 2010, his accomplishments to date paint a picture of utmost value that is recognised by everyone who works with him as well as by those who attend his seminars or talks.

Marietjie Esterhuizen

Accountant on the West Rand where I was born and bred.  (This is where my heart is). 

Serve on the advisory boards of NG Welfare – Emanang Nokeng and Roodepoort branches

Exco – ROCCI, President May 2015 to April 2017. (- Treasurer before that)

Served on the regional committee of the South African Institute of professional accountants (SA) – 2 year  as the chairperson of the region.

Qualifications: BCompt. Hons. (KZN); BCompt. Accounting (UNISA)
Memberships: Professional Accountant (SA), Tax Practitioner (SA)
Industry experience: excess of 30 years industry experience, Founder of MJE Accounting Services CC (2006) and  founder and director of the Huizen Group. (2014)

Passion for education: Part time Lecturer @ SBS since 2015.

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Yolanda Janse van Vuuren

Since joining LabourNet 5 years ago, I have grown from strength to strength holding positions within Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Training and Development and finally as an HR Manager within the LabourNet West Rand branch.

Within my role as HR Manager I strive to mentor and manage my team in such a way to constantly increase our branch revenue, expand personal networks and grow as professionals. We also pride ourselves by our community outreach initiatives where we always aim to give back to the community.

I am currently also part of the ROCCI Executive Committee where I aim to positively contribute with my expertise within the Labour Portfolio.

I aim to be part of an organisation where I have the autonomy to carry out tasks to the best of my ability. I would appreciate an experienced mentor so that I can continue to grow and learn as a professional.

GERARD CULHANE

Gerard has been practising as an attorney in Roodepoort since 1994, having previously served as a Public Prosecutor and a Magistrate.

Gerard specialises in civil litigation and has the rights of appearance in the High Court as well as being admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

Although Gerard spends most of his time dealing with civil litigation and appearing in Court, his preferred field of work is Alternative Dispute Resolution, namely Mediation and Arbitration, since litigation is not only extremely costly, but also having regard to the congestion in our civil courts at present.

During 2000 after qualifying as an Arbitrator with the Gerard founded the West Rand Mediation and Arbitration premises at No. 28 Rex Street, Rodepoort which is directly across the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court.

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Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs

I joined the South African Police Services in 1992 after matriculating from Afrikaans Hoerskool Kroonstad. This had always be a dream to serve the people of South African. I completed my police training at Pretoria College and was then sent to Roodepoort Police Station as Constable in the Detective Branch.

Over the years I have been posted in various departments/units within the SAPS, including the Detective Branch, Client Service Centre, Crime Prevention, Social Crime Prevention, Sector Policing and Communications (Media Liaison Officer).

I have been involved in numerous projects (creating crime awareness, social upliftment etc.) over the years including working with the CPF, NGO’s, churches, schools and other stake holders.

I strive to uphold the Vision and Mission of the SAPS and to assist in creating a safe and secure environment for all.  

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