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Meet the team

Get to know the faces that steer the ship
of your favourite Internet Service Provider.

Derek Hershaw

Derek Hershaw

CEO

Derek is the CEO of MWEB. His career began in the financial services industry and since joining MWEB in 1998, he has had over 10 years of general management experience in various areas of the business. In this time MWEB has evolved from a dial-up provider focused on the residential market to a fully-fledged telecommunications company operating in both the consumer and small business markets. He took over as CEO of the ISP business in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Rhodes University.

 
 
Rochelle Gabriels

Imraan Parker

CFO: Finance & Legal

Imraan was appointed as CFO of MWEB in June 2016. He has over 14 years of experience, gained in both the audit and commercial environments. Before joining MWEB, Imraan spent eight years at Naspers, initially joining the team at 24.com to oversee the shared finance services of all the 24.com businesses including News24, Sport24 and Health24. He later joined MIH Internet where he headed up the finance team for various businesses in the Middle East, Western, Eastern and South Africa. Imraan's expertise lies in implementing various financial systems, managing the transition of acquired businesses and overseeing the finances of start-ups, mid-phased and matured businesses. He has a diploma in Financial Information Systems from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, a Postgraduate diploma in Management from the University of Cape Town as well as a Postgraduate diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. He is a qualified programmer, internal auditor and Chartered Accountant. He completed his articles at PwC.

 
Carolyn Holgate

Carolyn Holgate

GM: Product, Sales & Marketing

Carolyn Holgate is General Manager of Sales, Product and Marketing at MWEB. Before taking over as GM in 2009, Carolyn held the position of Marketing Manager at MWEB. During her time at MWEB Carolyn oversaw the launch of Uncapped ADSL and then more recently MWEB’s partnership with Fon, the world’s largest user-generated WiFi hotspot network. Carolyn holds a Diploma in Marketing from Wits Technicon.

 
Ettiene Cloete

Ettiene Cloete

GM: Operations

Ettiene is General Manager of Operations at MWEB and is passionate about ensuring customers receive the best experience and care. He joined MWEB in 1998 as Billing Manager and in 2000 took up the position as Billing, Collections and Risk Manager. He was appointed as the General Manager of MWEB Operations in December 2009.

 
Eugene van der Westhuizen

Eugene van der Westhuizen

GM: Enterprise Systems, Service Level Management, IT Security & Risk

Eugene is the General Manager of IT Security and Risk at MWEB. A software developer by training, Eugene joined MWEB in 2004. He was initially responsible for integrating MWEB’s Tiscali acquisition and in 2006 was appointed as General Manager of New Business Projects and in 2010 was appointed General Manager of Voice Services, with the goal of developing Voice into a full commercial division of MWEB. Eugene holds a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business.

 
Brandon Gillham

Brandon Gillham

Head of HR

Brandon is the head of Human Resources at MWEB. His portfolio includes recruitment and talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, leadership development, as well as change management and succession planning. Brandon joined MWEB in 2006, coming from an FMCG background with experience in various disciplines across customer, category and supply chain human resources. Brandon has a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.