Steven Heilbron
Group Chief Executive Officer
Steven is registered as a chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He has two decades of financial services experience, having spent 18 years working for Investec in South Africa and the UK. Previously, he served as Global Head of Private Banking and Joint Chief Executive Officer of Investec Bank plc. He played a major role in a private consortium that acquired the Cash Connect business in 2013 and was subsequently appointed as the CEO. In 2018, Steven was instrumental in developing an alternative business financing solution, enabling business funding to SMEs in just 24hrs, Capital Connect. Following acquisitions in the beginning of 2020, the Connect Group was formed and now has two new divisions namely Kazang Connect and Card Connect. Steven currently fulfils the role of the Group CEO of the Connect Group of companies.
Neil Davis
Chief Financial Officer
Neil holds a B Com Accounting and an Honours degree in Taxation from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) as well also being a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has worked both locally and internationally fulfilling a number of roles and positions across a range of industries spanning from investment banking to technology and education.
Martin Wright
Chief Executive Officer (Kazang & Card Connect)
Martin began his IT career in the early 1980s, working for large blue chip companies such as Old Mutual and Barclays Bank. With experience in both Europe and the US, he co-founded Emerald Solutions, which specialised in developing large-scale internet applications for companies such as Nike, Intel and AT&T. As the CEO at Emerald, Martin raised approximately $40 million in venture capital funding. When he returned to South Africa in 2001, Martin was involved in a number of technology businesses before becoming CEO of Psitek, the founding company of Kazang Connect. Martin is now the CEO of Kazang Connect which was acquired by Cash Connect Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd in 2020.
Mark Templemore-Walters
Operations Director (Cash Connect)
Mark has an M.B.A. Marketing, from Oxford - Brookes University in the U.K, and an impressive 30 years of operations and logistics experience behind him, which includes working for SAB - and many years of consulting within the logistics, sales and marketing sectors. He has been with the company since 2009, earning him in-house awards of recognition for exceptional commitment and outstanding performance.
Ivan Epstein
Non-Executive Chairman
Ivan - Co-founder and CEO of the Softline Group. His current role is that of CEO of Sage AAMEA which includes Sage in Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia. Ivan is a serial entrepreneur and the 1999 winner of the “Ernst & Young SA’s Best Entrepreneur Award”. Ivan actively participated in the consortium acquisition of Cash Connect in July 2013.
Richard Phillips
Non-Executive Director
Richard Phillips, founder of Cash Connect, is a career industrial and commercial security specialist with over 25 years' experience in cash security and logistics. He is a graduate of the South African Institute of Security and was made an honorary life member of the Security Association of South Africa (SASA) in recognition of his contribution to the industry. He was the founding chairman of the Cash in Transit Crime Prevention Forum and a director of the S.A. chapter of Banknote Watch International.
Amrish Narrandes
Non-Executive director
Amrish Narrandes is a qualified Chartered Accountant with close to a decade of private equity experience. He is head of Unlisted Equity Transactions at Futuregrowth Asset Management, overseeing the origination and exiting of investments across a wide range of industries. He also serves on various portfolio company boards.

Before joining Futuregrowth, he completed his articles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition, he has an entrepreneurial background, having successfully started and exited a number of his own companies.