PA of the Year 2019 Finalists

Hanlie Potgieter


Nominated by: Subshnie Chetty

Her nominator says of her:

“I believe Hanlie has what it takes to be the next PA of the year because she is assertive and committed.

She  keeps  things  running  smoothly,  ensuring  meetings  are  effectively organized and minuted.

She maintains effective records and administration.


Nominated by: Eva Milic

Her nominator says of her: Lize never ceases to amaze me with the ability to manage the CEO's office and his team effectively in a friendly manner which makes her very approachable to both management and their support team.

She is pro-active, always willing to assist and is constantly looking for innovative ways to ensure  smooth operational transitions, especially as we have constant change in our industry which she handles very well.


Lize Momberg

PA at Telkom


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Saffiya Ismail

PA at Investec

Nominated by: Adriaan Stander

Her nominator says of her: Saffiya Ismail is the heart of the Specialist Bank team at Investec. In a corporate environment where people are sometimes too task-oriented, it is good to have someone who brings balance.

Her dedication to her manager and her team has made her a confident, a problem-solver, a fresh perspective. In her role as PA to the CFo she deals with the senior leadership of Investec on a daily basis.

She is professional and her work ethic is exemplary.

We are lucky to have her.


Nominated by: Shalandra Gerber

Her nominator says of her: Samantha is a brilliant Assistant not only to me but to everyone in our Division.

She is the go-to person when anyone has issues and she manages to abate the issues before it reaches me leaving me free to carry on with other work.

Her admin management skills are apparent daily.

She is always in charge of thinking of things even before people know they need them. Her work is always done with excellence and integrity.


Samantha Naidoo




Shirwyn Weber

Executive Assistant at STANLIB / INN8

Nominated by: Jace Smith

His nominator says of him: I have worked with Shirwyn for the past 3 years  and over the years he has shown that he is an integral part of the team, his willingness to assist, proactive nature and never say die attitude has assisted us in scaling up our business and making every executive he supports more effective and efficient.

Shirwyn has proven that no matter what you ask him to do, he will complete the task to both your and his own high standards. Managing an office of 40 staff and looking after 3 senior execs with minimal disruptions and by taking initiative, I believe that he is a high performing assistant.

One of the best I have worked with.


Nominated by: Linsey Hulley

Her nominator says of her:  I believe that Teressa would make an exceptional PAOTY 2019 winner and be the perfect role model. She has over 25 years’ PA experience and is highly qualified. Teressa displays opassion when fulfilling and uplifting her role in the working world.

She will not walk the extra mile but rather walk however many miles necessary to ensure she continually excels in her role. She is extremely professional, and a source of encouragement and inspiration to her friends and colleagues.

She has the heart of a willing servant, and a very calming and caring personality: she is tenacious.


Teressa Wood Wright

EA at ProductONE


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