Garreth Du Preez
Martin Jacobs - Executive Director
Martin Jacobs has been active in the solar industry for numerous years. He has experience both designing, planning, and installing of solar systems. His experience ranges from Solar Farms, poultry farms, guest houses and the conventional household. Added together, the sum of all systems designed and planned by Martin is in excess of 35 megawatts. It is fair to say that Martin continues to run and manage the projects for Solar Cluster.
Robert Jacobs - Chairman & Executive Director
Having extensive experience in finance and accounting, Robert brings that knowledge to the team. After many years in accounting, Robert founded an investment fund aimed at generating profits on behalf of its investors on the stock exchange and other investment vehicles.
After 10+ years’ experience in the investment field, Robert decided to bring his experience over to Solar Cluster where he continues to add to the growth and expansion of the company.
Gareth Du Preez - Non-Executive Director
- Master Electrician Certificate
- Higher National Heavy Current Electrical Engineering Diploma
- Ensures that Solar Cluster is able to provide professional workmanship according to the SANS regulations.
- Currently the preferred contractor for the high mast lightening at:
- Wanderers Cricket Stadium
- SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium
- Ellispark Rugby Stadium
- Past Work: Eskom (last year of service: 1996) , Gosforth Park Raceway , Ermelo Municipality , Ekurhuleni Municipality , Installation of a 315 kWA mini Substation.
Ian Miller - Non-Executive Director
Ian specializes in general conveyancing and represents an increasing number of leading Developers. Ian was involved in a number of large property developments and has a great interest in this field. He has also proudly represented certain financial institutions like Investec, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Absa.
Having served on the Board of a number of Homeowners Associations and Body Corporates as Director and Trustee, such as Irene Corporate Corner HOA, Southdowns Estate HOA, Silver Lakes HOA and Sunset View Body Corporate, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the company and is actively involved in Solar Cluster’s corporate strategy.
Ben Havenga - Non-Executive Director
Ben started his professional accounting and finance career with KPMG in South Africa working in assurance and advisory, performing tax compliance and consultancy to large corporate firms.
Ben then took his adaptable skill base around the globe to Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands fulfilling various inline and advisory roles within financial management and accounting.
Additionally, Ben was also Director with Deloitte in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Ben established and managed the first Deloitte office (the first of the Big 4) in the Solomon Islands. Prior to joining Deloitte Ben was an International Public Financial Management and Audit Adviser working with foreign governments and international aid donors in the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.