From left to right
Back: Garth Hamilton (Managing Director); Mike Rossiter (Director); Richard Vries (Director); Mohammed Ameen Mayat (Director). Front: Nyami Mandindi (Chairperson); Fatima Essa-Morojele (Non-Executive Director).

Our Board

Garth Hamilton (Managing Director) is a professional architect with 22 years of experience in a range of large scale developments including retail, convention centres, waterfronts, industry and low-cost housing.

Nyami Mandindi (Chairperson) is a quantity surveyor by training with firm foundations in property and consulting with experience in leadership at Intersite, Nedbank and Royal Haskoning DHV.

Mike Rossiter (Director) is a professional architect with over twenty years' experience in commercial, retail and industrial projects in South Africa and Africa.

Richard Vries (Director) is CEO of GIBB Holdings (Pty) Ltd and an experienced civil engineer, having been with the company for 17 years. He serves presently on the advocacy committee of Consulting Engineering SA.

Mohammed Ameen Mayat (Director) is Chief Financial Officer of GIBB (Pty) Ltd and a chartered accountant with 27 years’ experience encompassing finance, operations and project management.

Fatima Essa-Morojele (Non-Executive Director) is a business strategy and development specialist with extensive experience in property development and facilities management.

Our People

We value our staff of more than 120 skilled and talented people from diverse backgrounds. We foster an informal yet professional working environment to enhance collaboration and sharing of ideas, innovation and team participation.

As part of continuous development, employees are encouraged to attend conferences and courses to stay updated with industry-related developments. We support employee memberships to the leading industry associations including SACAP, SAIA, SAPOA, SACSC, UDISA and GBCSA.

SVA International’s Practice Manual, developed in 1970 and revised regularly is a compendium of professional procedures and standards.

Practice partners take responsibility for national portfolio committees and ensure efficient liaison between offices and consistency in approach, training and client service.

We actively create opportunities for previously disadvantaged staff in the South African context. SVA International is a majority Black-owned company and holds a qualified B-BBEE rating. Download our B-BBEE Certificate here.

Careers: We are always keen to interview talented, enthusiastic people. If you are interested in working for SVA International, please get in touch with our office nearest you. Details are on the Contacts page.