Cedar Connect Directors

Brendon Voogt

Brendon co-founded Cedar Connect in 2010, as a boutique information technology consultancy, with the mission of providing exceptional IT skills and knowledge to both local and global clients.

Brendon spent 12 years in the UK, where he founded and managed an IT company that grew from a start-up to a well-established business with three offices employing over 70 staff.

In 2004, Brendon was appointed UK Operations Director for 1st Contact Limited before returning to South Africa as 1st Contact's Managing Director In 2007.

Along with Cedar Connect, Brendon has co-founded and sits on the boards of Northwind Capital, Currency Partners and Merchant Partners.

Zama Khanyile
Independent Director

Zama is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University). She is currently a Fund Manager with the National Empowerment Fund, while also holding a board position at the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) Forum.

After completing her articles at KPMG, she was selected to become an Audit Manager within KPMG's Information and Consumer Markets business unit where she led audit teams, handled fee negotiations and managed client relationships.

Zama is passionate about community upliftment, especially that of young African females. She is a mentor under the Campaign for Girls, which is a holistic development initiative that identifies talented, young girls with leadership potential and empowers them.

Mark Dare

Mark serves on the board of Northwind, Cedar Connect and Sikelelo Training.

As Executive Director Mark overseas the management and business development.

Mark brings guidance and expertise in leading effective teams, improving processes and providing strong operational and financial leadership to all business units.

Mark's predominant focus has been on business development and the creation of strategic alliances having particular expertise in business transformation and restructuring.

Prior to joining Northwind, Mark worked as both CEO and COO in the print and publishing sector and was Managing Director of Trident Press a company instrumental in the growth of the prepaid cellular industry.

Over his 34-year career, Mark has overseen large and diverse staffs and multiple departments including finance, accounting, human resources, and operations.

Kobus Vermeulen

Co-founding partner of Cedar Connect (originally known as Kube Outsourcing), VB 4, 5 and 6 developer, .Net Web Developer, Dynamics CRM / 365 consultant, team leader, account manager and entrepreneur.

As Account Director and team leader Kobus builds and maintain close relationships with Cedar Connect's clients and employees.

Kobus specialises in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft CRM Industry Knowledge Integration, Business Analysis Requirements, Analysis, Software Development, ASP.NET, Visual Studio and T-SQL.

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