National Team

CHAD THOMAS


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF IRS FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

Chad has over 25 years' experience in law enforcement. He was a member of the Special Investigations component of the South African Corps of Military Police before transferring to the intelligence corps.

Chad worked during the CODESA period leading up to the 1994 first democratic elections in an intelligence and investigative capacity. Chad received the achiever of the month award in April 1994, the month of the first democratic elections, for his investigations that led to the successful arrest and conviction of persons wanting to derail the elections. Upon leaving the South African Corps of Military Police, Chad received the prestigious Officer Commanding Merit Award for outstanding service to the Witwatersrand Command Provost Unit.

Chad is an Associate of the Arbitration Association of Southern Africa (AASA). He is a graduate of The South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management and a graduate of the South African Institute of Security.

Chad has completed the following courses:

  • Diploma in Security Management – DMS – 1994
  • Certificate in Combating Fraud & Corruption in South Africa – University of Pretoria – 1999
  • Certificate in Managing Threats & Challenges – University of Pretoria – 2000
  • Certificate in Managing Political Risks – University of Pretoria / RAU – 2001
  • Programme in Corporate Fraud Investigation – South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management / Gordon Institute of Business (UP) - 2002
  • Certificate in Corporate & Ethics Governance – University of Pretoria – 2009
  • Certificate in Protection of Personal Information Act – University of Pretoria – 2017
  • Professional Development Certificate in Threat Assessment in Forensic Context – ICFP 2018
  • Certificate in International Criminal Law – University of Witwatersrand – 2019
  • Registered with PSIRA registration number 190891
  • Employed in industry since 1992.
  • Security Industry Bravery Award Recipient (2019) - Awarded By SASA, TAPSOSA, SANSEA - Supported By PSIRA.


He is the recipient of security industry Gold Medal of Valour 1998 and was nominated for Mail & Guardian "Drivers of Change Award" in 2008. Chad is recognised as a fraud investigator by the South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management and has a grade A recognition from the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.


GLENDA PAUL (FP)SA


CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER OF IRS FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

Glenda has over 20 years' experience in investigations. Glenda is an ex SA Police member having completed her training in 1995. Her last posting was in the Elite JHB Flying Squad. She has received an Outstanding Performance Award from SAPS (1996), amongst others, for her contribution to policing in the Umkomaas district (award issued from the KZN Minister of Safety & Security, Mr N Singh MEC).

She has 10 years' experience in fraud and financial restitution duties at two of South Africa's largest retail banks and for South Africa's largest private bank. Glenda is recognised by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators as a law enforcement and credit card fraud specialist.

Glenda has full Forensic Practioner status from the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practioners.

Glenda has the following qualifications:

  • National Training Certificate in Policing – SAPS Police College – 1995
  • National Training Certificate in Public Order Policing – SAPS Police College - 1995
  • Certificate in Corporate & Ethics Governance – University of Pretoria – 2009
  • Programme in Finance & Accounting – WITS University – 2011
  • Programme in Anti-Corruption & Commercial Crime Investigation – UNISA 2012
  • Programme in Forensic & Investigative Auditing – UNISA – 2015
  • Programme in Investigation and Management of Cyber & Electronic Crime – University of Pretoria 2017
  • Professional Development Certificate in Threat Assessment in Forensic Context – ICFP 2018
  • Registered with PSIRA registration number 2418047
  • Employed in industry since 1995.
  • Security Industry Bravery Award Recipient (2019) - Awarded By SASA, TAPSOSA, SANSEA - Supported By PSIRA.


Glenda is registered with the Private Security Industry Authority as a private investigator.


NTSHUXEKO MASINGI

PORTFOLIO:
Senior Investigator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Anti-Corruption & Commercial Crime Investigation - UNISA - 2019 at NQF 6
  • Commercial Forensic Law - University of North West - 2019
  • National Diploma Policing - Tshwane University of Technology - 2012 - NQF 6
  • Registered with PSIRA registration number 2621019
  • Employed in the law enforcement industry since 2014 - 6 years
  • P-SIRA Registered

PAUL FARROW

PORTFOLIO:
Manager
Special Projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • P-SIRA Registered
  • Graduate of RAPS
  • Security Industry Bravery Award Recipient (2019) - Awarded By SASA, TAPSOSA, SANSEA - Supported By PSIRA.

15 years’ experience.


ANDRE VAN WYK

PORTFOLIO:
Senior Specialist Ivestigator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • P-SIRA registered
  • 3 Month Investigation in-house training: RAPS
  • Programme in Protection of Personal Information Act: (UP)
  • Security Industry Bravery Award Recipient (2019) - Awarded By SASA, TAPSOSA, SANSEA - Supported By PSIRA.

20 years’ experience in investigations.


BRYAN BAILEY

PORTFOLIO:
Client Liaison Officer

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certificate in Health and Safety
  • Certificate in Fire Fighting
  • Certificate in First Aid
  • P-SIRA Registered
  • Security Industry Bravery Award Recipient (2019) - Awarded By SASA, TAPSOSA, SANSEA - Supported By PSIRA.

Currently member of SANDF Reserve Force


LAUREN ANAEKWE

PORTFOLIO:
Investigator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in Legal Practice and Civil Litigation - Gawie le Roux
  • PSIRA Registered

MELISSA MENESES

PORTFOLIO:
Accounts Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • VIP Accounting System - VIP Personnel and Payroll Systems - 1997
  • VIP Accounting System Phase 2 - VIP Personnel and Payroll Systems - 1997
  • QuickBooks - Brilliant Business Systems - 2000
  • VIP Training Course - Softline VIP - 2007
  • Essentials of Payroll Taxes - VIP Payroll - 2013
  • Vision Unique Management Training - Uniclox Technologies - 2014
  • Sage 1 Accounting - In-House - 2019
  • Taly Payroll - In-House - 2019