Our Leadership

Our operating model is designed to deliver faster decisions.
Learn more about our Directors, Senior Corporate Officers and the Blake Leadership Executive.

  • Howard Blake
    Howard Blake

Howard Blake

Founder and Chairman,
The Blake Group

Howard has risen from Sole Proprietor of Blake Holdings in 1990, to the Managing Director, CEO and finally, Chairman – the position he still holds today. He and the Blake leadership team are driving the digital transformation of Blake to ensure sustainable, balanced growth and value creation for the company.

  • Mike Miller
    Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Chief Executive Officer,
The Blake Group

Holding a Bachelor of Accounting Science, Mike joined Blake & Associates in 1993 as Financial Manager. Since 2000, he has performed the role of CEO, motivating fellow employees to achieve the goals set for themselves and the company as a whole.

  • Andre Bezuidenhout
    Andre Bezuidenhout

Andre Bezuidenhout

Chief Operating Officer,
The Blake Group

With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Andre has an eye for detail and mind for refining operations. After joining Blake, Andre worked his way up to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Today, he administers and coordinates the internal operational activities of the Group, to ensure that they are in line with organisational objectives.

  • Tracey Swart
    Tracey Swart

Tracey Swart

Global Head of Sales,
The Blake Group

Tracey has a strong management background. After spending 20 years at a leading Bank, mainly as a Global Account Executive in their Corporate Banking Division, she joined the Blake family in 2009. Here, she has been actively involved in ongoing client relations, product development, the overseeing of tender opportunities and development of sales and group strategies. Tracey is Director of BPeSA KZN and ADRA.

  • Dave Holding
    Dave Holding

Dave Holding

Managing Executive,
Blake Collections

With multiple qualifications that include a BCom in Management, a Diploma in Banking, a Specialist Banking Management Program, and a Certificate in Legal Debt Collecting, Dave has strong academic credentials. Dave joined Blake & Associates in 2002 as Senior Collections Manager.

  • Dewaal Muller
    Dewaal Muller

De Waal Muller

Chief Information Officer,
The Blake Group

Following the completion of a B Juris, De Waal joined Blake & Associates in 1994 as a Legal Clerk. Since 2000, he has held the position of IT Director. De Waal brings a logical approach to Blake. With his legal backing, he is also able to add valuable input in relation to regulatory matters.

  • Mischa Naidoo
    Mischa Naidoo

Mischa Naidoo

Operational Director,
The Blake Group

Mischa joined Blake & Associates in 2001 with 14 years of experience in Software Development, Management, Business Processes, Telecommunications, Database Management and Design, Data Analytics and Dialer Platforms. He specialises in product development for niche markets, software development, data analytics, statistical analysis and systems analysis. He now manages all operational aspects of Blake.

  • Jonathan Hawker
    Jonathan Hawker

Jonathan Hawker

Finance Executive,
The Blake Group

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), majoring in Accounting and Auditing, Jonathan is a registered chartered accountant specialising in finance and commercial management. At Blake, he coordinates and implements all finance procedures and contributes to financial reporting to the Blake Group’s Board of Directors.

  • Jody Blake
    Jody Blake

Jody Blake

Business Executive,
Wi-Fire

With a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Jody has a strong understanding of psychology. Following various positions within the Blake Group, Jody now leads Wi-Fire, the Group’s own developed Wi-Fi solutions that can be tailored to brands to deliver a measurable ROI. Today, he handles elements of account management, business development and technological innovation.