Our People

Our Executives


Mark Barrett    

Group CEO

Mark Barrett joined SBV Services on the 1st of April 2015 as Managing Director, South Africa and brings with him a wealth of expertise in the cash services sector. Over the last 12 years he has held various positions at Standard Bank in senior management and executive capacities.

Mark’s most recent role as the Head of Business Transformation and Operations PBB ROA involved the overall executive responsibility for Business Transformation across 15 countries for PBB ROA and for PBB Operations for the same countries. He has also served on the SBV Board of Directors since 2006 as was elected as Chairman in March 2014.

Mark has a working history of driving change processes and in mentoring and guiding teams to lead change, he was intensively involved in re-shaping Standard Bank’s cash business in his role as Director of Cash Services. He has extensive experience in re-structuring businesses and in all aspects of outsourcing and negotiations.

Prior to serving Standard Bank, Mark’s career extends to the printing industry where he held various strategic roles in the capacities of Managing Director and Production Director.

Mark holds various qualifications including an MBA from Henley Management College and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is highly driven, hardworking and holds a successful track record. He has a passion for people underpinned by a leadership philosophy in empowering people and leading from the front.

As SBV paves the way for significant growth over the next two to three years, Mark is optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead. He looks forward to playing a key leadership role as the company faces extensive opportunities in a dynamic business landscape.

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Mark Barrett    

Mark Barrett    

Group CEO

Ravina Reddy

Group Executive: Human Resources and Corporate Relations

Ravina joined SBV Services in 2005 taking on the role of General Manager, Human Resources. In 2009 the Communications function was added to her portfolio and subsequently she was promoted to Group Executive of Human Resources and Corporate Relations. Her career at SBV Services has seen her through an interesting and challenging journey where she has had to establish the acceptance of the Human Resources discipline as an integral partner to the business. Ravina has been responsible for providing the strategic direction of the Human Resources role to align the company with Corporate Governance standards together with the marketing and communications portfolios. Ravina also acts as Company Secretary.

An extensive portfolio includes various positions held at Vodacom and Telkom as Executive Head of Human Resources North (Acting), HR Manager, and Buyer. After spending four years within procurement and finance roles, Ravina can boast a ten year successful track record coupled with progressive promotions as an HR generalist in the services sector and has been exposed to complex working environments that have been characterised by constant change and rapid growth.

Ravina has a B Tech in Human Resources Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from Technikon South Africa. She has complemented these with a Management Development Programme from UNISA and a Diploma in Labour Law from GIMT.

 

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Ravina Reddy

Ravina Reddy

Group Executive: Human Resources and Corporate Relations

Sanjay Moothiram

Chief Information Officer

Sanjay is a visionary technology professional with considerable experience in leading technology divisions at high profile companies within the corporate sector. Sanjay’s portfolio extends to Africa, Denmark and Norway and his key strengths lie in his ability to adapt technology solutions to meet business imperatives as well as his ability to transition smoothly between strategy, detailed technology and business views.

Sanjay has over 20 years’ experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics together with a Master of Business Leadership. He is a strong leader with a passion for mentoring and building high performing teams.

 

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Sanjay Moothiram

Sanjay Moothiram

Chief Information Officer

Pieter Steyn

Financial Director

Pieter Steyn is a commercially-savvy Chartered Accountant who has held key senior positions within the banking, IT, motor, property and manufacturing industries. He has also held several roles in Auditing, Risk Management and Financial Modelling and Analysis. Pieter’s portfolio extends to several countries in Africa where he has been responsible for projects within the banking sector.

Pieter holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree and a certificate in Theory of Accounting, he is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. His qualifications are complemented by several certifications with the Barclays Training Academy, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Mindcor. With over 20 years’ of leadership experience, Pieter has an excellent track record in mergers, restructures and acquisitions as well as in improving businesses’ performance and in turning around financial performance. Pieter has been a member of the Barclays Africa’s Business Banking Africa Exco and Chairing Committee and also held several key Senior Leadership positions.

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Pieter Steyn

Pieter Steyn

Financial Director

Hamilton Melane   

Chief Operations Officer

Hamilton joined SBV on the 24th November 2014 as the Executive in charge of Cash Processing and was promoted to SBV Chief Operations Officer in September 2018.

Recognised as an expert in South Africa’s cash industry, Hamilton has played a significant role within ABSA’s cash portfolio from 2008 until 2014.  During his tenure at ABSA he has contributed towards the achievement of a clean risk audit, successfully headed up the rollout of the new Mandela Note Series, achieved substantial cost savings through the implementation of various systems and also implemented cash automation and integrated management systems.

During his tenure at SBV he achieved a number of key milestones including Cash Processing revenue growth,  a reduced operational cost base and the successful ABSA Business Integration (12 Cash Centres, 600 people) into the SBV Business with ISA 6.4 integration into the back end of the bank for automated crediting of the client’s deposits. Hamilton has also actively driven a leadership development programme to build leadership capacity and conducive culture within SBV aligned to the ever changing customer and business needs.

Hamilton is passionate about people and has held various leadership roles.  In recognition of his contribution to leadership, he was awarded the SBV Chairman’s Award on leadership in 2016. He was also awarded leadership award by his management team in June 2018 in recognition for his inspirational leadership within the organisation.  As a dynamic and motivated individual he has  broad expertise that extends to new business development, customer relationship management, systems thinking, strategy development and thought leadership to mention a few. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

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Hamilton Melane   

Hamilton Melane   

Chief Operations Officer

Derek Singh

Executive: Risk & Compliance and Infrastructure

Derek has over 30 years of leadership, management and operational experience in banking operations. Prior to joining SBV Services in November 2014 he was a member of the Absa Cash Solutions Exco, as the Head of Cash Supply Chain and ATM Operations. Guided by Derek’s leadership, his team successfully delivered exceptionally high standards in ATM performance. Derek’s leadership style is motivational with a flexible outlook; he believes in working as a team in pursuit of a common cause. His success as a leader is attributed to the humility of past failures, successes and the learning that comes with experience.

Having completed an MBA with a dissertation in Change Implementation together with experience at a senior level in Change implementation, he is a firm believer in the principle that People are any organization’s greatest assets. Derek’s portfolio is extensive, he was previously the Head of Risk, Control and Conformance on the Absa Cash Solutions Exco where his team played an instrumental role in overhauling the risk management capability of the Division to industry leading levels. Prior to his tenure in the Cash space, he made significant contributions to turning around the operations of Absa Debtor Finance as the Head of Operations.

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Derek Singh

Derek Singh

Executive: Risk & Compliance and Infrastructure

Our culture and our Philosophy

SBV’s world of work is underpinned by a passionate talent pool driven to succeed in a unique and evolving business landscape. Embracing change and diversity is the norm as we pave the way for strengthening our partnerships with all of our stakeholders.

Our roots are founded on our South African heritage and we are proud corporate citizens upholding the highest ethical standards. We are cognisant of the impact that our actions have on people, our communities and our customers.

We have laid the foundations for the transformation of our company to the Top Cash Services and Solutions role player in the eyes of all our stakeholders; we are ready to take on the World.

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