CA(SA), RA, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Get to know Emma
Emma is a seasoned chartered accountant and the co-founder (majority shareholder) and CEO of MASA Auditors which includes MASA Risk Advisory Services Proprietary Limited and MASA Chartered Accountants Incorporated. MASA Auditors was established in 2018 and employs approximately 30 professional including CA, internal audit and IT audit trainees based at the Woodmead and Nelspruit offices. Emma believes in empowering young women and through the MASA foundation, has awarded scholarships to three female students who are studying towards the CA qualification.
Emma has extensive experience leading Internal Audit, External Audit and Advisory teams at various multinational companies both in the public and private sectors including Logistics, Mining, Financial Services (including Insurance), Retail, FMCG, Real Estate Management, Healthcare (Medical Aid Schemes and Pharmaceuticals) and Non-Profit Organisations. She started her career at Standard Bank at the tender age of 20 whilst studying part-time and later completed her articles at KPMG. After completing her articles, she worked as the Group Finance Executive for Jasco Electronics Limited and subsequently held Chief Financial Officer roles at Carl Zeiss Optronics and Masana Technologies before deciding to return to the professional services sector.
She serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Capitec Bank Limited and Tiger Brands Limited. She is the chairperson of Capitec Bank’s Social, Ethics & Sustainability Committee and Tiger Brand’s Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee. She is also a member of Capitec Bank’s Audit Committee, Tiger Brand’s Investment, Remuneration, Nomination & Governance Committees. In addition, she previously served on the boards of Famous Brands Limited, Murray & Roberts Limited as well as Total Coal SA.
Emma holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wits Business School in addition to her BCom Honours and BCompt degrees. In addition, Emma completed the Global Executive Development Programme in 2015 and the Banking Board Leadership Programme in 2020, both through GIBS. She is a member in good standing of various professional organisations including SAICA, IRBA, IIA, IRMSA, IoDSA, ABASA, AWCA and The Ethics Institute of South Africa.
In 2022, she was rewarded as the Entrepreneur of the Year at the ABASA Annual Convention. She was recognised as the “Businesswoman of the Year” at the 2021 ABASA Women Leading Conference Recognition Wards and was a finalist in the Business Women’s Association 2017 Gauteng Regional Business Achiever Awards for the Professional Category as well as the Standard Bank Top Women in Finance 2020 where she was acknowledged as “Highly Commendable”.
Get to know Brian
A hallmark of Brian’s career is his role as co-founder and Executive Director at Masa Risk Advisory Services and Masa Chartered Accountants Incorporated. This strategic leadership role underscores his capability to steer businesses towards progress, anchored in quality, ethics, and client satisfaction.
Brian’s professional journey traverses’ diverse industries, showcasing his adaptability. His over two decades of audit experience encompass a range of clients, from global multinationals to state-owned entities, listed and significant unlisted clients. With a diverse client portfolio spanning industries like Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Retirement Funds, Developmental Finance Institutions (DFI), Real Estate, Insurance, Health, Mining, and Investments. Brian’s influence transcends both public and private sectors.
Brian’s educational journey boasts distinction, marked by a Higher Diploma in Auditing and an APT, followed seamlessly by a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting, underpinned by a foundational Bachelor of Commerce degree. His commitment for continuous professional growth is eloquently evidenced through diverse certifications, including Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Financial Services Assurance (CFSA), and Performing an Effective Quality Assessment (PEQA). This comprehensive array of qualifications underscores his mastery of both theoretical principles and practical applications in auditing and risk management.
Of particular note is Brian’s active involvement in numerous prestigious professional bodies and committees. His pivotal roles within institutions such as the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA), Public Sector Accounting Forum (PSAF) and The Ethics Institute underline his dedication to leadership in the profession. Notably, his commitment to ethics is exemplified through his representation on the SAICA Ethics Committee, specifically as a voice for small and medium practices.
CA(SA), RA, CIA, CRMA, CFSA
Managing Director: External Audit
Technology Services Lead
Get to know Terence
Terence is the Technology Services Leader at MASA Risk Advisory Services. He works closely with clients helping them to leverage the power of technology to achieve their full potential and operate at their best. Terence is passionate about collaborating with his clients and teams in solving challenging business issues using data and technology. He has over 15 years’ experience providing advisory and assurance services to several clients across multiple sectors including Banking and Finance, Mining, Aviation, Real Estate, Technology, Transport and Logistics as well as the Public Sector. In particular, Terence has delivered over 280 distinct IT audit and advisory engagements to more than 110 clients across 13 industries.
Terence has hands on experience utilising several best practice frameworks and standards including Lean Six Sigma, ISO standards, Cobit, Waterfall and Agile Project Management methodologies as well as several MASA proprietary methodologies. He has worked with several multi-disciplinary teams, guiding them to apply and tailor these methodologies to overcome the unique and complex client challenges.
Get to know Kholeka
Kholeka is the Human Capital Manager. Before joining MASA she was an HR Consultant for Lawtons Africa.
She began her career with the Department of Public Works as part of their youth development programme in 2011. She has over 10 years of experience in professional services firms like Adams & Adams, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Deloitte. With a focus on professional development, graduate recruitment, mentorship, strategy and HR compliance.
She is a well-seasoned HR professional supported by her Bachelor’s degree in Community Development from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Human Capital Manager
Henriette van der Walt
CIA, CCSA, CGAP
Get to know Henriette
Henriëtte is a seasoned internal auditor and is a senior manager at MASA Risk Advisory Services Proprietary. She is a mature team worker and adaptable to all challenging situations. She is able to work well both in a team environment as well as using own initiative. She is able to work well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
She has more than 15 year’s experience in internal audit. She has extensive experience leading Internal Audit teams at various multinational companies both in the public and private sectors. Her extensive private sector industry exposure includes Transportation and Logistics, Mining, Automotive and Retail, FMCG, and Non-Profit Organisations.
Her extensive public sector industry exposure includes Housing Development, Infrastructure Development, Roads and Transport, Local Government, Agriculture, Sport, Safety, Education, and Treasury.
Henriëtte holds a BCom Honours in Internal Auditing (University of Pretoria) and BCom (Financial Accounting) (University of Pretoria) degrees. She is a member in good standing of various professional organisations including, IIA, IRMSA, and The Ethics Institute of South Africa.
Get to know Sibulele
Sibulele joined MASA as a Manager in 2019 and has since been promoted to Senior Manager at MASA Risk Advisory Services Proprietary Limited and MASA Chartered Accountants Incorporated.
Sibulele is a Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
He has over 10 years of experience providing outsourced internal and external audit services to various clients across different industries, including the Public Sector, Real Estate, Oil and Lubricants, Non-Profit, Retail, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Manufacturing and Aviation.