Head Office, Johannesburg, South Africa

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STEVEN KARK CEO: PAYCORP
STEVEN KARK
CEO: Paycorp

Steven is the co-founder and Group CEO of Paycorp, a South African based international payments company. Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wits University (Johannesburg) and a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from London’s Thames University (now University of West London).

Steven co-founded Paycorp and the group’s main operating subsidiaries – ATM Solutions in 1999, DrawCard in 2004 and EFTPOS in 2005.

In addition to his role as Paycorp CEO, Steven is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, a founding member of ATMIA Africa, and currently the Vice Chairman of the Association of Payment System Operators (ASO) – and was Chairman from 2006 to 2020.

GERT VORSTER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PAYCORP
GERT VORSTER
CFO: Paycorp

Gert is a Chartered Accountant with a BCom degree (Accounting) and BCom (Honours in Accounting) from RAU. After completing his articles at PWC, Gert worked as an Internal Auditor at JCI and SABC before becoming the Manager of Actuarial Information at Momentum Life. Following this, he was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Executive Officer of RMB Unit Trusts & RMB Investment Services.

In 2001, Gert was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer of RMB Asset Management before moving on to become a shareholder and executive director of the Riskscape Group. He joined Paycorp as Chief Financial Officer in January 2014.

STEPHEN HOCHSTADTER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PAYCORP
STEPHEN HOCHSTADTER
COO: Paycorp

Stephen holds a B Acc. CA (SA) and joined Paycorp as CFO in March 2008. Having worked in both listed and unlisted groups including Metro Cash and Carry, W&A/FSI Group, Forza/CMH Group and CMH Marine and Leisure, Stephen has worked at a senior management level in the retail, distribution and services industries.

Through various roles including Group Financial Director, Commercial Director and Managing Director, Stephen has extensive experience in all financial, operational and corporate aspects of business.

Wayne Abrahamson
WAYNE ABRAMSON
CEO: ATM Solutions

With a BCom (Cum Laude) and a BAcc from Wits University, Wayne qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 after serving his articles at Arthur Andersen. Following this, he worked on mergers, acquisitions and in corporate finance within the investment banking division of Gensec Bank, all while completing his CFA.

Wayne joined ATM Solutions in February 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and took on his current role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2007.

Ali Mazanderani
ALI MAZANDERANI
Non-executive Director (British)

Ali has a Masters degree in Economics for Development from Oxford University and in Economic History from the London School of Economics, as well as a BCom (Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria. Ali represents the investors’ interests of Actis, the global private equity fund and majority shareholder of Paycorp. He joined in 2010, and has been instrumental in several transactions across emerging markets. He is also the Sector Lead for financial services transactions in Africa and a Director of Upstream.

Prior to Actis, Ali worked for OC&C Strategy Consultants in London and New York before becoming the lead Strategy Consultant for FirstRand Bank in Johannesburg.

david lawrence
DAVID LAWRENCE
Non-executive Chairman

David worked at Citibank South Africa as an economist and foreign exchange trader before being appointed Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Following the acquisition of Citibank by First National Bank, he was appointed Managing Director of the newly formed FirstCorp Merchant Bank.

In 1996, David joined Investec as Managing Director of Corporate and Investment Banking. Today, he is Deputy Chairman as well as the director of several companies including the JSE, WWF South Africa and African Oxygen Limited.

Lawrie Brozin
LAWRIE BROZIN
Non-executive Director

Lawrie has a BCom degree and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Wits University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has a superior working knowledge of business management, mergers and acquisitions in particular.

Lawrie is the Chief Financial Director of Brimstone Investment Corporation and holds various directorships at companies including Nando’s.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

STEVEN KARK CEO: PAYCORP
STEVEN KARK
CEO: Paycorp

Steven is the co-founder and Group CEO of Paycorp, a South African based international payments company. Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wits University (Johannesburg) and a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from London’s Thames University (now University of West London).

Steven co-founded Paycorp and the group’s main operating subsidiaries – ATM Solutions in 1999, DrawCard in 2004 and EFTPOS in 2005.

In addition to his role as Paycorp CEO, Steven is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, a founding member of ATMIA Africa, and currently the Vice Chairman of the Association of Payment System Operators (ASO) – and was Chairman from 2006 to 2020.

STEPHEN HOCHSTADTER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PAYCORP
STEPHEN HOCHSTADTER
COO: Paycorp

Stephen holds a B Acc. CA (SA) and joined Paycorp as CFO in March 2008. Having worked in both listed and unlisted groups including Metro Cash and Carry, W&A/FSI Group, Forza/CMH Group and CMH Marine and Leisure, Stephen has worked at a senior management level in the retail, distribution and services industries.

Through various roles including Group Financial Director, Commercial Director and Managing Director, Stephen has extensive experience in all financial, operational and corporate aspects of business.

GERT VORSTER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PAYCORP
GERT VORSTER
CFO: Paycorp

Gert is a Chartered Accountant with a BCom degree (Accounting) and BCom (Honours in Accounting) from RAU. After completing his articles at PWC, Gert worked as an Internal Auditor at JCI and SABC before becoming the Manager of Actuarial Information at Momentum Life. Following this, he was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Executive Officer of RMB Unit Trusts & RMB Investment Services.

In 2001, Gert was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer of RMB Asset Management before moving on to become a shareholder and executive director of the Riskscape Group. He joined Paycorp as Chief Financial Officer in January 2014.

Wayne Abrahamson
WAYNE ABRAMSON
CEO: ATM Solutions

With a BCom (Cum Laude) and a BAcc from Wits University, Wayne qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 after serving his articles at Arthur Andersen. Following this, he worked on mergers, acquisitions and in corporate finance within the investment banking division of Gensec Bank, all while completing his CFA.

Wayne joined ATM Solutions in February 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and took on his current role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2007.

GAVIN REUBENSON
GAVIN REUBENSON
CIO: Paycorp

Gavin joined Paycorp in 2000 having previously worked for First National Bank. Holding various positions within Paycorp over the last 20 years he is now the Group CIO and is also responsible for the group’s business development functions which is focused on product and regional expansion. He has gained experience across multiple payments streams over the last 24 years, including ATMs, merchant acquiring, issuing, and other value added services.

He prides himself on delivering the best customer experience across Paycorp’s various payment solutions, ensuring that people always have convenient and safe access to their money.

BRONWYN WATT
BRONWYN WATT
Marketing Executive: Paycorp

With a BCom in Marketing from the University of Cape Town, Bronwyn has extensive experience in design, branding, communication, marketing, advertising and strategy.

From 2001 to late 2004, Bronwyn was instrumental in the global rebranding of both Barloworld and Sasol. As the Group Marketing Manager for Sasol, she was responsible for Sasol corporate and retail branding, advertising and sponsorships. After six years she left the corporate world to form Brand Wisdom, a strategic brand and marketing consultancy. Bronwyn joined Paycorp in July 2011 as Marketing Executive.

JILL COLLING
JILL COLLING
Human Resources Executive: Paycorp

After gaining a BCom Honours in Industrial Psychology from the University of Port Elizabeth, Jill began her career in the recruitment industry before focusing on organisational development at Lodge Holdings. While there, she was promoted to National Human Resources Manager, before joining ATM Solutions as Human Resources Manager in 2005.

Jill manages the HR Department of Paycorp, where she focuses on talent acquisition, retention, performance management, leadership and skills development.

GARY LEVIN
Gary Levin
ATM Solutions Divisional Director: Direct Operationss

Gary, a qualified Chartered Accountant, completed his  articles at PKF, following which he stayed on in the role of Group Audit Manager. He has been involved with ATM Solutions since January 2005, during which time he has been responsible for various operational parts of the business, including Customer Support, Cashing , Field Services, Treasury, Risk Management and Investigations as well as managing key banking, CIT and insurance relationships.

Currently, Gary oversees the Core Operations of the company.

DEAN TUCKER
Dean Tucker

Sales Executive: ATM Solutions

Dean holds a BCom Finance Honours from Wits University. He started his business career at Investec and RMB Private Bank before joining Paycorp in 2006.

He has been responsible for various departments including Customer Relations, Sales and Business Development for ATM Solutions.
With over a decade of experience in the payments services industry he has a sound knowledge of the various processing and market requirements for ATMs.

ROB ROGAN
Rob Rogan

ATM Solutions Divisional Director: Commercial

With a BA in Law and Economics from WITS, a PDM in Business Administration from WITS and a MBA from UCT, Rob began his career at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank (SCMB). He then moved to ICommerce, the business development and consulting arm of Dimension Data.

Previous roles include Global Manager of Acquisitions and Integration, and Global Manager of Sales and Marketing at Dimension Data, as well as being the Commercial Director of Dealerships at Super Group. Rob is currently the Commercial Director of ATM Solutions, where he oversees the company’s sales optimisation, key accounts and marketing portfolios. He is also responsible for managing ATM Solutions’ customer and banking relationships, as well as managing the performance of regional branches.

JOANNE WARRINGTON
Joanne Warrington

ATM Solutions Divisional Director: Finance

With a B.Com from UNISA, Joanne started her career at Consolidated Share Registrars, a subsidiary of Anglo American. Following this, she became Group Financial Manager of EDS (South Africa) for eight years, where she gained extensive experience in finance by working in new business analysis and costing multi-million Rand deals, including the Standard Bank Card Processing and FNB Item Processing accounts. She joined ATM Solutions in 2001 with the task of establishing the company’s Finance Department. In 2007, Joanne became ATM Solution’s Financial Director.

FRANS SWANEPOEL
Frans Swanepoel

ATM Solutions Divisional Director: Indirect Operations

With a B.Econ from UFS and a B.Com Hons in Logistics from UNISA, Frans joined ATM Solutions as the General Manager of Indirect Operations in 2008. Currently the Operations Director at ATM Solutions, Frans oversees the company’s national ATM operations including installations, maintenance, repairs and upliftments. He is also responsible for warehousing and distribution, procurement, security services and customer support. Before working at ATM Solutions, Frans was the General Manager of Logistics and the General Manager of Supply Chain Management at City Power Johannesburg from 2001 to 2004, the Head of Procurement at Standard Bank from 2005 to 2007, and a Procurement Executive at Transaction Capital from 2007 to 2008.