Programme of Courses Personal Financial Life Skills Financial Planning and Wealth  Creation  for Young Professionals Advanced Financial and Investment  Planning Innovative Financial and Retirement  Investment Planning Delivery of Courses Registration Course Calendar to 2010
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Michael Westcott

Michael holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of the Free State and an International Capital Markets Qualification from the London Securities Institiute. He is a practicing Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Financial Planning Instutute of South Africa.

He started his career in the Financal Services inductry working for a Boutique Stock Brocking firm and Asset Management company in 1998. This was then bought out by the Appleton Group and  subsequently  listed to become a private client Asset Management, Stockbroking and Financial Advisory Company. Shortly after the listing he transferred to the Asset Management Divison, where he held the position of Investment Manager , responsible for private client funds [ R750Million].

In mid 2002 Appelton was sold to the PSG Group and in early 2003 Michael joined the Liberty Life Management Academy as an Agency Manager.
 In January 2004 Michael started his own Financial Planning practice - Absolut Wealth Management. Absolut Wealth Management was founded in the new regulatory enviroment of the FAIS and FICA Act’s,  allowing it to be positioned using best practices and new financial thinking in the industry.
Absolut Wealth Management has grown into  a successful Financial Planning Practice specializing in Investments, Financial planning, Risk Management, Tax advise, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning to high net worth individuals and medium size companies.

Len Pretorius

Len Pretorius holds a BSc (Electrical Engineering) (University of Pretoria) and is a registered professional engineer (Pr.Eng), a certificated engineer (Electrical) and a registered professional construction project manager (PrCPM).

His engineering training was undertaken at De Beers (Consolidated Diamond Mines) and after this Len developed his engineering skills and, especially, expertise in project management within the Anglo American Group, serving in various senior positions at Anglo Coal, JCI, Amplats and Anglo Platinum.

He also was employed by O’Connell Manthe’ and Partners, a SAACE registered firm of multi-discipline Consulting Engineers. Between 1984 and 2004, Len finely honed his project management skills at JCI, Amplats and Anglo Platinum, where he was responsible for a large number of high value and complex mining and metallurgical capital expansion and refurbishment projects.

At this time he also developed a keen interest in training and initiated the highly successful eLearning Project Management training programme within the Group.

He has also developed a keen interest and expertise in technology-based project management and engineering design and business support software systems. 

A highlight of his career was his appointment as the Chairman of the Technical Consulting Mechanical and Electrical Committee of the South African Chamber of Mines and the Mining Apprentice Training Board for a number of years. 

On retiring in 2004, Len has continued with his interests and is currently very active in project management related training, coaching and mentoring and ERP/CRM system development and implementation.

He is also currently a practicing Project Manager responsible for the implementation of the R830million Pilanesberg Water Scheme which plans to deliver 70Ml/day of potable water to the Pilanesberg region in the North West Province, scheduled for completion in 2011.