CEO | CA(SA) RA
Bernard is the founding member of HL as well as the Chief Executive Officer. He completed his articles with EY, whereby he gained extensive experience in auditing and tax, then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. Thereafter, he joined Coca-Cola Bottling in Mpumalanga before embarking on his very successful journey with HL.
Bernard is extremely involved with his clients from an audit and tax perspective, as well as providing business-related advice and assistance with mergers and acquisitions.
Audit & Assurance | CA(SA) RA
Geraldine is a director of HL; she became a valuable asset to HL upon her joining in 2016. Geraldine completed her articles at PwC in the Financial Services, Insurance and Investment Management division. On leaving PwC, she joined a specialist risk insurance company as their risk manager.
Geraldine has experience in cell captives, FAIS, TCF and the FSB. Her primary function is to serve as a SAICA training officer and to lead and manage audit teams in the provision of assurance services. Geraldine was nominated for the SAICA Top 35 under 35 Chartered Accountants award in 2019.
Accounting & Administrative Tax, HOD Johannesburg
Liezel is an admitted attorney and changed careers in 2012 when she began her articles at HL. Liezel qualified as a CA in 2019 and registered with IRBA in 2020. Liezel manages audit engagements and oversees the administrative tax and accounting departments.
Liezel currently has observer status at the committee for Auditing Standards at the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors. Liezel was nominated for the SAICA Top 35 under 35 Chartered Accountants award in 2019.
Accounting and Administrative Tax, HOD Cape Town
Ninon de Jager
Ninon joined HL in 2012. Since then she has completed her articles and Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Sciences and Financial Accounting. She is currently busy with her Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences (CTA Level 2).
Prior to joining HL, Ninon obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Viticulture and Cellar Management at the University of Stellenbosch, working in the wine industry to gain valuable experience in customer relations, product marketing, and operational management. Ninon is responsible for our Cape Town office and has primary focus on our audit and accounting clients.
Tax & Legal & Corporate Governance, HOD
Samantha is a Structured Solutions, Tax and Corporate Governance Specialist. Having completed her LLB Degree in 2012, and working in various industries including mining and corporate finance she has developed a rare set of expertise.
Samantha’s main focus is specialised structured solutions, specialised tax and providing legal commercial advisory services including implementation of mergers and acquisitions and B-BBEE related structures. She also regularly trains board members on risk and compliance, acting as Company secretary on various boards.
Corporate Secretarial Administrator
Ashleigh joined HL in 2018, as a secretarial administrator under HL Corporate Governance. Ashleigh has a Higher Certificate in Law, and is still currently studying through UNISA.
She manages the secretarial function and trust administration at HL and prides herself in client relations and assisting with Statutory Audits.
Ingrid Van Den Bergh
Ingrid has been with HL since 2008, and over the past 12 years has taken up the responsibility of being HL Groups accountant and office manager.
Ingrid is responsible for looking after client-relations and ensuring the smooth operation of all operational functions within the HL Group, such as human resource management. Ingrid is known for her proactive and flexible approach to juggling many different priorities, her ability to work autonomously, and to take ownership of all aspects of a task.