Meet the team that embodies our values.

Having the right people on hand is critical to the successful delivery of any project – and never more so than in construction.


Happy Ntshingila

A founding member of Washirika Design Build, comes with a long line of experience in both the corporate sector and entrepreneurial space. He has brought structures and systems into the business and continues to lead the board of directors as chairman pushing the strategic agenda required of his position.
Gavin Morrow

Gavin, a founding member of 3 Oaks, has nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of the construction industry - from starting the fledgling company that it was to its current form. His previous experience in the finance industry played an important part in ensuring the company was built on solid financial principles, while tapping into his love for anything concrete and building design that stretches the limits.
Sean Roberts

Sean, a founding member of 3 Oaks, has nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of the construction industry.  He currently heads up the Design & Build division, whilst also focusing on growing the company’s property portfolio.
Chris Jiyane
Non-Exec Director

With 30 plus years as a construction industry practitioner, Chris brings key experience, board expertise and governance to the board of directors. Coupled with that his experience as a Growth Strategist, Managing Key Relationships and Stakeholder expert he compliments the existing team at W3O.


Hans Bodemer
Head Commercial Department Associate

Hans started his career with CES before moving to 3 Oaks as a junior QS where he has progressed through the ranks to head up the department. He is responsible for the overall Commercial aspects of the organisation.
Trevor Hill
Cape Regional Head

Trevor has a National Diploma in Architectural Technology from the Witwatersrand Technikon and over 20 years of experience in design, construction, procurement and project management. Trevor’s international and local experience is combined to bring a planned and ordered approach to your project.
Wayne Law

Wayne has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and industrial relations management and is an Associate Director of the company.
Delene Moonsamy
Company Secretary

Oversees the legal compliance of the board of directors

Management Team

Karabo Pitseng

With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Karabo brings a wealth of expertise in project estimating, project coordination, relationship building, and civil construction. His strengths lie in his ability to build strong and lasting relationships and the belief that collaboration and open communication are essential for achieving outstanding results. By fostering a culture of teamwork and positive relationships with stakeholders, Karabo has consistently achieved exceptional outcomes for both clients and colleagues in the past.
Thando Mbhele

Thando started his career in 2006 when he joined Basil Read as a document controller while working on the Chris Hani Baragwanath Main Entrance building. Through his onsite interactions he developed a passion for HSE and has since dedicated well over 14 years’ of his life towards the implementation, management and improvement of the HSE Profession.
Tim Scholtz

After graduating from UCT with a BSc Honours in Property Studies, Tim started his career in property rentals and property management (residential and commercial) before moving into the market's redecoration and construction segment and falling in love with the larger-scale construction market. Tim's career moved towards Business Development, where he found his deeper love for construction. Tim brings a strong network of clients, professionals and colleagues who have trusted and supported him along his journey thus far. Tim has been involved in many exciting and complex projects and seeks to build on this experience at W3O. His core function is to head up the New Business department to fulfil W3O’s goal of increasing its footprint in the Cape Town & Gauteng markets, while also being intricately involved with the group’s ongoing strategy planning and social media content creation.
Jackie Barnett

Jackie, is a proven Quality Manager who is rich in diverse experience. Results orientated with expertise in implementation of ISO 9001 compliant systems, root cause analysis and ability to maintain and improve production efficiency all while still ensuring that the group Quality standards are met and exceeded. Jackie has a National Diploma in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. Before joining W3O, Jackie was the Quality Engineer for Group Five Western Cape.
Claudi Bodemer

Claudi started her career at KPMG and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 2011. She has 13 years accounting and management experience. She adopts a hands-on approach as a manager, with expertise in accounting systems and procedures development and implementation; cash flow management; budget management and financial reporting.
Rudi Van Der Westhuizen

With over fifteen years of experience in the residential, commercial, industrial, retail and healthcare construction sectors as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and Estimator I have successfully managed various projects from R3mil to R850mil. I have been involved in various dynamic companies from developers to main contractors where I have gain experience and a wealth of knowledge in all commercial aspects of the construction industry. The projects that I have been involved in ranges from 20,000m2 warehousing, new hospitals, new shopping centres, renovations of existing building, new residential developments and multi storey office buildings.
Brad Watts

Brad began his Construction career in 2007, starting and running his own business for 15 years, primarily in the Residential construction space, ranging from New builds to Alterations and Additions / Renovations. Recently he joined Washirika 3 Oaks to start a business unit focusing on the above, with the inclusion of small Commercial works.
Herman Labuschagne

Contracts/Project Manager with more than 25 years experience, working in the Construction, Rail, Hospitality & Health industry. Managed contracts of a value of R416 million (2015) Highly skilled in construction, earthworks, concrete, contractors, rail and bridge. Strong operations professional who excels at managing large-scale projects & assisting organisations to reach their strategic objectives. Education: Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons), Construction Management - University of Pretoria (1995). SACPCMP (Pr. CM) - Registration No.: C/880/2009

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