Executive Team

Anton Crouse

Anton founded Cosmopolitan Projects in 1992 and the Central Developments Property Group in 2002.
As Managing Director with a B.Com Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria, he provides strategic direction and ongoing hands-on management throughout the various business functions of the group.

Suzanne Coetzee

Suzanne is responsible for the group’s financial control and project finance. She joined the group in 2004 and was appointed director of Cosmopolitan Projects and Central Developments in 2010. She holds a B.Comm in Actuarial Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Pretoria and previously held positions at Momentum Advisory Services and Van der Linde de Villiers Actuaries and Consultants.

Johann Vorster

Johann holds a B.Comm Honours in Accountancy from the University of Pretoria. Prior to joining the team in 1996, he was an audit manager at Russel Wolpe Auditors and did his articles at Lloyd Viljoen Auditors. As director, Johann is responsible for the operational management of Cosmopolitan Projects Johannesburg including its marketing and administrative functions, liaising with banks and attorneys and specialising in people development.

Pierre Ludick

Pierre joined Cosmopolitan Projects in 1994. As director, he is responsible for the operational management of Cosmopolitan Projects Tshwane including its marketing and administrative functions.

Kgothatso Meka

Kgothatso started his career in corporate finance at Macquarie and Rothschild and prior to joining the Cosmopolitan Projects and Central Developments Property Group in January 2019, he spent five years at Old Mutual Alternative Investments as asset manager. He holds a B.Com degree in Finance, a B.Com (Hons) degree in Investment Management and is currently busy with his MSc in Property Studies through the University of Cape Town.

Jaco Slabbert

Jaco studied B.Com Marketing and completed his B.Com Honours in Business Management and Management Accounting in 2005 when he joined Cosmopolitan Projects’ Johannesburg division as a sales agent. In 2009 he spread his wings, gained more business experience, and rejoined the group in project marketing. From 2019 to 2021 Jaco was the Head of Project Management at Cosmopolitan Shared Services and at present, he is the Commercial Director at Central Development Project (CDP).

Wouter Brouwer

Wouter holds a BSc in Building Science from the University of Pretoria and has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He first joined the Cosmo Central Group in 1999 and as director, he is jointly responsible for the operational management of Central Development Projects.

Riaan Claassen

Riaan obtained his NHD Civil Engineering from Nelson Mandela University, his CMP qualification from the University of Stellenbosch and is a registered Pr. CM with the SACPCMP. His more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, includes mega commercial, hotel, hospital, residential and civil projects. He served as director and managing director in two JSE listed companies before joining Central Development Projects in 2018. As director, he is jointly responsible for the operational management of CDP.

Danie Moolman

Danie joined our group in October 2022. He has proven himself as someone with excellent technical knowledge in the construction industry. In his role as Commercial Manager, he has already made a huge impact for CDP. He has excellent leadership skills which is invaluable for any Director.

Gerrie Odendaal

Gerrie has served our group in the construction business since March 2019. He has extensive knowledge and experience in quantity surveying, estimating and construction management. During his employment, he has developed various employees on multiple levels in CDP. We are happy to have him continue his excellent service as Director of CDP.

Leon Botha

Leon, who has been employed by the group since September 2015, has been appointed as Director for Central Developments North. During his employment as Project Manager, Leon has successfully managed the delivery of 11 projects. We believe that his expertise and managerial skills will be greatly beneficial to the group at Director level.

Riaan Joubert

has built a reputation of being the marketing and sales expert when it comes to retirement developments in our group. Riaan joined us in February 2007 and has since managed the successful marketing and sales process of 7 projects. He has shown great leadership and development skills which we believe is a good trait of any Director.

Carel Wentzel

Carel completed his Project Management Diploma through UNISA, and obtained an NQF4 for real estate. After studying, he started his marketing career with our group in September 2007. Over the years, he has successfully delivered and managed sales on 12 projects. He has become a marketing and sales specialist in our group and has helped develop the potential of a number of young marketing and sales employees under his mentorship, supervision, and guidance. We are happy to have Carel as a director for the group to continue with the good work he has done thus far.

Rupert le Grange

Rupert has successfully developed and delivered various projects since he joined our group in January 2013. We strongly believe that his expertise and skills make him a great asset to our group. As Director, he will take responsibility for new developments which the group is planning for the Western Cape province.

Ian Janse v Rensburg

Ian has been appointed as Director for Central Developments Western Cape as well as Central Developments Waterfall. Ian joined our group in January 2013. Ian has proven himself to be an exceptional leader and solution-driven manager and has gained vast experience in the property development field. As Director, he will continue to lead and supervise the delivery of projects in the Western Cape as well as Gauteng through the utilisation of his excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills.

Schalk Eager

Schalk, who started his career with our group in March 2005, has successfully developed, managed, and delivered 8 projects over the years and is currently in progress with 3 more. He is expertly skilled at multi-dimensional levels in Project Management and Sales. Under his leadership and mentorship, many of our top sales and marketing managers have come through the ranks in the group. As Director, we look forward to seeing his continued effort and contribution to the success of our company.

Johan van Staden

Johan, legal expert for our group studied LLB at the University of Pretoria, obtaining his degree in 2002. Before joining the group in August 2021, he spent approximately 17 years practicing law as an attorney. He currently holds the position as Director of Central Development Holdings and Cosmopolitan Projects. In his short tenure, Johan has helped to establish a successful legal department that has done exceptional work on several matters for the group. Johan’s expertise is crucial to our business, and he has proven to be an invaluable asset to our group.

Barend Groenewald

Barend, holds a B.Com Honours in Accounting science, which he obtained from UNISA in 2013, and a Bachelor's degree in Chartered Accounting, which he obtained from North-West University in 2009. Currently head of finance, he joined our group in August 2018. Before joining the group, he worked in several industries, including FMCG and telecoms, and held positions as Africa Finance and Operations Manager, and Senior Reporting and planning analyst, bringing in-depth knowledge in financial planning, operations and strategic analysis. Barend brings a diverse background in finance and operations, with a proven track record of leading teams and projects to drive financial robustness and strategic growth.
Currently appointed as Head of Finance, he has a good understanding of the workings of the group and has played a crucial role in the procurement of development finance.

Tawanda Magaya

Tawanda has been with the group since 2015, and is currently appointed as the director of CAM. Before joining the group, he held positions such as Logistics manager and Operations Manager in the hospitality industry.
He completed and Advanced Programme in Sourcing and Supply Chain Management from UNISA, Btech Hounours in marketing from DUT, and BSocSci in Marketing, Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies from UKZN.
He has been an invaluable asset in the rental division for the group. As individual, Tawanda has grown into a level-headed, calm manager who gets results while uplifting and recognising those around him. He has shown exceptional leadership skills which makes him the best person for this position.