CUSTODIAN OF A DYNAMIC OPERATING PLATFORM

that offers exceptional service providers an opportunity to deliver world class events.

Private Conference Organisers | Venue Finders | Professional Event Planners

We offer great commission rates for PCOs and other professional event planners. Once you have signed on as a preferred PCO we will have a designated account manager and reservationist dedicated to getting those all-important quotations out to clients within the specified deadline.

Directors

Maree Brink – Chairman

Maree was born in Quebec, Canada in 1963. He completed his schooling at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. He attended Stellenbosch University where he obtained honours degrees in Commerce and Accountancy. Maree qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. After five years with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Maree founded the Village n Life Group of Companies in 1994. Maree is a keen tennis player and can often be found either on the court, off-road enduro motorbiking or kitesurfing.

Email : maree@villagenlife.com
Cell : +27 (0)82 554 3220

Jo-Ann Strauss – Non-executive and Independent Director

Jo-Ann was born and raised in Cape Town and attended Stellenbosch University where she graduated with a B.Comm (Law) degree in 2002. She has gone on to become one of South Africa’s top TV personalities and is a media entrepreneur who has produced and hosted various shows and online properties. She serves on the boards of the University of Stellenbosch’s Graduate School of Business as well as Media24 and M&C Saatchi Abel. UNICEF appointed her as Goodwill Ambassador in 2016. She is an international speaker who has hosted over 200 events across the globe and has travelled extensively with her work in media. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with them to fun destinations. She has a keen interest in social media and has produced one of the world’s largest social media competitions.

Email : contact@jo-annstrauss.com

Meet The Team

Melisia La Cock – Sales Manager

Melisia brings 10 years of Sales and Marketing experience in various sectors of Travel and Tourism. Melisia graduated in 2000 at the Travel Learning Centre, were she completed her diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Email : salesmanager@villagenlife.events
Cell : +27 (0)63 695 9414

Dan Thomas – Events Manager

Dan was born in Cape Town; she has been involved in the events industry for nine years. Her passion for events stems from her love of working with people and creating the perfect love story.

Email : manager@villagenlife.events
Cell : +27 (0)60 431 3073

Carel Brink – Events Coordinator

Carel is from Port Elizabeth and matriculated at Framesby High school. He obtained his Logistics Diploma at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and is currently working as the Events Coordinator at Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa. Carel loves spending time outdoors and is passionate about paddle boarding and kayaking.

Email : coordinator@villagenlife.events
Cell : +27 (0)82 378 9482