Mr Stephen Tennant (Managing Director of Tennant Group) 

The 1980’s saw the birth of the personal computer and Bill Gates giving a keynote speech on “Information at your fingertips”. The SA Retirement Fund Industry, like so many others at the time, was reliant on old fashioned systems and struggled to embrace the concepts of the information rich age that was to come. In 1990 I saw the need in the industry, for a nimble company which provided superior technology, service and communication and so Tennant Life Benefits was formed. From the outset we held onto traditional values which could be enshrined in modern systems that provided clients with rapid access to information and complete transparency. Financial services and advice is not as complicated as people think. We set out to make the many financial concepts as simple as possible for all to understand. Consistency in thought and advice achieves this. As an independent consulting company, with international reach, Tennant Life Benefits is able to place business with a large selection of service providers with whom we have fostered excellent relationships. This allows us to match our client’s needs with the best possible solutions. No business can be successful without a team of incredible, highly skilled employees. Tennant Life Benefits has been extraordinarily fortunate in having a longstanding professional team who have bought into the values of our company – complexity made simple and service above all else. We all love what we do.


Marinda Piek
PA To Stephen Tennant
Marinda Piek is the PA for the Managing Director, Steve Tennant. She is passionate about her work and enjoys being a part of a professional team. Marinda is well organised, super persistent, and excels in meeting tight deadlines and the high-demand environment. Marinda has a legal background of over 19 years as a Conveyancing Secretary for attorneys. Marinda attends to all matters in a very professional manner.
Mary May
Mary May joined Tennant in January 2015 as the office keeper.Through hard work and Education she was promoted as the new receptionist. Mary has a certificate in Administrative Clerk Mechanical at JHB SAPS garage, and Certificate in Personal Computing. Mary recently obtained her qualification in Office Administration through Damelin with exceptional results.

Retirement Fund Consultants 

Wayne Klose
Executive Portfolio Manager
Wayne joined the team in 2014. Since joining, he has built up an impressive book of business and established excellent relationships with existing clients. Wayne has a Certificate of Proficiency in Retirement Funding, Higher Certificate in Financial Planning as well as both the RE5 and RE1 Financial Services Board Regulatory exam qualifications. Wayne’s passions are people and client service. His goal is to ensure he has added value to each and every client he comes into contact with, ensuring that they experience the hands on and consistent Tennant experience.
Shelley Gaillard
Legal Services Manager
Shelley Gaillard has over 22 years experience with Tennant Life Benefits and serves as a central point of communication regarding all legal management aspects of the Retirement Funds, as well as other outsourced services. Shelley is the principal liaison between fund administrators, clients, and the Financial Services Board, Revenue Services and does her tasks with speed and efficacy.
Elizabeth Hulse
Executive Portfolio Manager
Elizabeth Hulse has a Bachelor of Arts degree (RAU) with a communications major, an advanced certificate in Financial Planning (NQF) 6, and a Financial Services Board Representative Regulatory Exam qualification (RE5). She has been in the Retirement Fund Industry since 2002 providing specialist advice to Fund Trustees and members of retirement funds, including legal, administrative, and ethical matters involving funds. Elizabeth is approachable, friendly and innovative. She balances the client needs with innovative solutions of the highest standards.
Yolandé Bezuidenhoudt
Branch Manager (Cape Town)
Yolandé started working at Tennant in 1998 as the front desk Receptionist. Her drive to expand her knowledge and skills across various areas of the company’s business have seen her progress through healthcare administration and consulting, employee benefits administration and consulting, and finally into her current position as Cape Town Branch Manager. Yolandé opened the Cape Town branch for Tennant in May 2017 and is very enthusiastically expanding our national footprint there. She completed her Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning in 2015 and is now in the final year of completing her BCom in Financial Planning. Yolandé is passionate about providing excellent client service and ensuring that members and employers understand the importance of sufficient healthcare cover and retirement planning.

Risk Claims 

Pat Tennant
Risk Claims Manager
Patricia Tennant is the manager of the risk claims division and has recently joined the Life Department to assist with retirement planning. She boasts over 30 years experience in the Employment Benefit Industry and has acquired an IISA Diploma in Retirement Funding Management.
Joy Nkambule
Client Liaison Officer
Joy Nkambule is qualified in HRM, HR Hiring Practice, System Administration and Call-Centre management. Joy administers death claims, disability claims, educational policy claims, beneficiary trusts and liaises with multiple insurers to ensure the efficient disposal of benefits when they become due.
Marvin Mashwayi
Risk Claims Administrator
Marvin Mashwayi joined Tennant in March 2015 as a part of a learnership program. , he was able to impress management who offered him full time employment starting from March 2016. Marvin also assists with the filming of Tennant’s vernacular videos for the company as well as translating for member presentations.
Mbali May
Mbali May joined Tennant in January 2016 as a a learner through our learnership program. She works in the risk claim department, dealing with death claims. Mbali is very hard working and strong in character always working to the best of her ability with professionalism and excellent work ethic. Mbali has a bright future at Tennant Group .



Healthcare Consulting 

Alison Hansen-Watkins
Executive Portfolio Manager
Alison Hansen-Watkins has been working in the healthcare industry since 1991, and is accredited with the Council for Medical Schemes. Alison is proficient in her intermediary role between Medical Aid plans, employers and individual clients, and functions professionally in assisting the expedient payment of claims, member queries and concerns in all healthcare matters, arranging and managing of workplace wellness days, member presentations and training, as well as assistance in new member applications.
Jaco Van Staden
Healthcare Consultant
Jaco Van Staden started working at Tennant in October 2015. He has 8 years health industry experience and is currently busy with RE5 and FAIS which places him in the perfect position to provide administrative support to multiple brokers, often handling details of a confidential nature. He is responsible for prioritising projects to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Jaco is well spoken and offers respect and empathy when dealing with clients healthcare administration.
Marcel Viljoen
Healthcare Consultant
Marcel Viljoen joined Tennant in August 2016 as a Healthcare Consultant. Marcel has 5 years of experience in the healthcare industry including corporate health management. He holds a qualification in Marketing and is looking into studying towards a CFP.



Individual Life 

Eugene Oakes
Executive Portfolio Manager
Eugene Oakes joined Tennant in March 2016. He is an Executive Portfolio Manager. Eugene obtained a BCom Econometrics, Honours in Investment Management, Post Graduate Diploma in financial planning and is a Certified Financial Planner. Eugene has 16 years experience in the financial industry.
Terence Bouwer
Executive Portfolio Manager
Terence Bouwer started his career in the Financial Industry in 1970 and joined Tennant Group in June 1999. He has 46 years of experience in the Financial Industry (Administration and Sales) and he is a Certified Financial Planner. Terrence is a major asset to our industry
Chantel Piek
Portfolio Assistant
Chantel Piek has been with Tennant since 2010 working in the administration department for 3 years gaining knowledge and experience in the industry. Since then she has worked in the Individual Life department in the consulting division, and is studying towards a qualification in Wealth Management.



Tennant Groups Financial Manager 

Courtney Male
Financial Manager
Courtney Male is Tennant Group’s Financial Manager. She is currently completing the Strategic Level of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). This qualification is an extension of her BCom Financial Management degree that she obtained at the University of Pretoria. As a keen learner, she is excited to broaden her knowledge in all aspects of business so as to add value in the Financial Sector.



Fund Administration Team 

Desire Verkerk
Executive Administration Manager
As the Fund Administration Manager, Desire Verkerk boasts over 17 years of impeccable service to Retirements Funds. Her experience includes ICT, Fund Accounting and Administration. Desire’s multi-level skills ensure our clients receive professional attention to meet their unique circumstances at every transaction.Desire manages Tennant Administration services with utter passion!
Brilliant Chiloane
Fund Administrator Team leader
Brilliant Chiloane joined Team Tennant in March 2014. Her skills are valuable in her role as a Fund Administrator Team Leader and her efforts to the team has already impacted positively on her clients. She is applying herself towards a Bachelor of Science degree (UNISA) with a major in Informatics. She believes in showing up with a good attitude, being consistent and having integrity.
Vicky Fraser
Fund Administrator Team Leader
Victoria Fraser is the holder of a Certificate of Proficiency in Retirement Funds and is working towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree. With over 8 years of commendable services as a Pension Fund Administrator, she is meticulous and proud of her impeccable record-keeping skills. Vicky was voted the Employee of the first quarter in 2012 and enjoys working with her clients and colleagues alike. Vicky is a perfectionist by nature and thrives in the “zero-defect” zone.
Eldrin Stamboul
Fund Administrator
Eldrin Stamboul has been a part of the Tennant team since March 2011, progressing from scanning to Claims Administrator, and finally Fund Administrator. Eldrin’s dream was to become a Fund Administrator, and through hard work and perseverance she achieved her goal. She is striving to study further and broaden her knowledge in this field but most importantly she loves her job, and is grateful to be part of a dynamic winning team.
Margaret Lethwane
Fund Administrator
Mabulelani Margaret Lethwane holds a Diploma in Media Studies majoring in Strategic Advertising. She is one of our Fund Administrators. She started working for Tennant in 2013 as a Receptionist. Her passion is to expand her knowledge and skills. She is currently studying towards her advanced Certificate in Retirement Funding and is planning to study Insurance and Risk Management.
Ronald Mapokgole
Fund Administrator
Ronald Mapokgole has been working for Tennant since November 2015 as a Fund administrator. He has a Diploma in Police and Traffic Law, Certificate in Wealth Management NQ level 4 and is currently studying Retirement Fund Management for trustees via UNISA. Ronald is a team player with a passion for service excellence and he has the ability to work independently and proactively.
Mzwakhe Dela
Fund Administrator
Mzwakhe Dela has been working for Tennant since March 2016 as a fund administrator. Mzwakhe has a Certificate in Wealth Management and a Certificate in Business Administration. He has experience as a servicing administrator, retirement fund administrator, employee benefits administrator, employee benefits surplus administrator as well as compliance administrator. Mzwakhe is hardworking and dedicated to his job at Tennant.



Fund Accountant Team 

Gabriel Nyamushamba
Fund Accountant Team Leader
Gabriel Nyamushamba boasts a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree (UNISA) and has fulfilled his role as a Team Leader for over 6 years. He previously worked for Old Mutual as an Accounting Officer and for Equity Aviation as an Assistant Finance Manager. Gabriel is very analytical and regularly receives client praise for resolving client queries with care and diligence.
Nobuhle Masuku
Fund Accountant
Nobuhle Masuku has been working at Tennant since November 2015 as a Fund Accountant for Tennant Administration Services. She studied a short term course in Insurance, a RE for Representatives and is currently doing her 3rd year BCOMPT accounting and finance. Nobuhle does her job professionally and efficiently. She has high praise for customer service and she always puts the customer first.
Tyler Thomson
Fund Technical Specialist
Tyler Thomson is a driven and motivated employee. She loves her work and believes that a fun work environment is a happy work environment. She has been with Tennant since April 2015 , and wants to learn more about the retirement industry.Tyler has a short course Certificate in Public Relations and a Certificate in Business Management as well as Pension Fund Law and is currently doing a BCom Economics with UNISA.



Tennant Groups Marketing Professional 

Chad Allon
Marketing Professional
Chad Allon has been part of the Tennant team for over 1 year as our marketing and media professional. He is in charge of running the Digital Marketing including our website, online advertising , social media platforms and video productions. Chad has a higher Diploma through IMM GSM and a qualification in Video Production through Boston Media house . Chad too believes that consistency is key, and positions Tennant as the friendly , homely and supportive company that it is.



Software Development 

Annelie Gerber
Software Developer
Annelie Gerber started working for Tennant in March 2014 as Tennant Groups Software Developer. As of 2016 She has grown and lead the Software Development Department. Annelie has been a Software Developer for many years and always puts her experience to the benefit of the company by ensuring that all our software is fully functional and up-to-date with the most recent software technologies in our industry .
Christo Lombard
Software Developer
Christo Lombard is a Software Developer at Tennant. He has been part of the Tennant team since April 2016. Christo studied Web Development and is currently busy with his MCSA SQL Server Certificate. He is looking in to studying BSc Computing in 2017. His passion is to learn as much as he can in his career path, and is always hungry for knowledge and how to use it practically.



In-house Support 

Isaac Ledwaba
Isaac Ledwaba joined Tennant in February 2005 and has been exceptional for all these years. Isaac helps the company with delivering a wide variety of items to different addresses, collecting medical aid bills, collecting important documents for different departments, operating the company vehicle and following route and time schedules.
Susan May
Office Keeper
Susan May joined Tennant in March 2016 and has done an excellent job in office keeping and ensuring that everything is in order in terms of cleanliness and assistance
Jane Dudu
Office Keeper
Jane has recently joined our team. She works hard , has a good attitude and is very helpful with office keeping duties .