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Executive Committee

Etienne Visser
Managing Director
Etienne Visser

Etienne is no stranger to the stationery and furniture industries and has been working in this sector for more than 20 years, 7 of which was with Waltons. He joined Waltons in 2009 as the Superstore Manager. His tertiary qualification includes a degree (B.Soc.Sc Social Work) from the University of the Orange Free State. Etienne is married to Sanett and has two children, a 12 year old son Eghard and 8 year old daughter Elné.

“People are my passion and seeing people grow and develop is the ultimate reward for my efforts”

Dewet Botes
Information Technology
Dewet Botes

Dewet has been in various IT related industries for the past 19 years including consulting, service delivery and lecturing on behalf of Damelin College and North-West University. He joined Waltons in January 2015 as IT Manager. He is responsible for the complete IT infrastructure. Dewet is married to Belinda and has two children, Markus and Kayla.

Elzaan Nel
Supply and Demand
Elzaan Nel

Elzaan is the supply and demand manager for Waltons.  She has 7 years retail experience and joined Waltons in 2014.  Her tertiary qualifications include an MBA with Regent Business School at the University of Regent in Kwazulu Natal, a Degree in Marketing and Sales management with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and MDP with The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  Elzaan is married to Ian and has two children Craig and Zanè.

“To truly enjoy summer you have to experience the diversities of winter”

Heidi Greyvenstein
Financial Manager
Heidi Greyvenstein

Heidi has been part of the Bidvest family of companies for the past 6 years and joined Waltons in March 2017 as Financial Manager. She obtained a B. Com Financial Management degree through UNISA. She is married with two boys.

Janine Briedenhann
Marketing
Janine Briedenhann

Janine received her B.Com Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria and has more than 15 years of Sales and Marketing experience in different FMCG industries. She joined Waltons in January 2016 as Marketing Manager. She is responsible for all Marketing related responsibilities which includes corporate branding, advertising, sponsorships and promotional activities. Janine is married to Timo and has a 5 year old son, Timo Jnr and 2 year old daughter, Janike.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

John James
Retail Category
John James

John started his career as a training manager with Shoprite in Germiston. He opened the first Shoprite and Checkers in Namibia. He has several years of retail management, retail development and procurement experience. Throughout his life he has been involved with many of the big retail names in Namibia. He joined Waltons in 2012 where he managed Superstore Branch. In 2016 he was promoted to Retail Category Manager where he is involved with shop development.

Marika Bruns
Executive PA
Marika Bruns

Marika has been working as PA and Office Administrator for the past 13 years. Prior to this she was in various retail businesses where she reached retail manager level. She is also experienced in debtors, creditors, sales and HR. She joined Waltons in 2016 as Executive PA and will assist the marketing team to build the brand.

Robert Caspary
Human Resources
Robert Caspary

Robert is the Head of the Human Resources Department. He obtained his B-Tech Degree in Human Resources from the RSA Technicon. He adds 25 years’ of experience in various fields of HR. He joined Waltons in 2015.

Vicky Kangandjera
Retail Operations
Vicky Kangandjera

Vicky has been with Waltons for the past 15 years. She joined the company right after school and worked her way up to a managerial level that she holds currently. She started out as a filing clerk, moved to creditors and then became a sales consultant. After this she was promoted to furniture manager and later became the Government liaison officer. She holds the position of Retail Operations Manager since 2015.