Our Vibrant Team
Andries Smit (Chairman)
Andries Smit is the Chairman of Megaphase Financial Services and has vast experience in the Financial Services and Funeral Industries. Andries qualified as a teacher in 1989 at the University of Stellenbosch, but changed his profession in 1991 playing golf professionally and coaching in Europe until 1993. From there he entered the Financial Services industry running his own brokerage and starting a Micro Finance company which he sold to the now African Bank where he served as Area Manager and Regional Manager until he joined Sterling Financial Services as Head of Micro Finance and specifically to the Union Alliance group of Unions. He ended his involvement in this industry as a Director of Operations at Affecta Group Holdings. Thereafter Andries started MS2 Online, a patent that was sold to a major Cell Phone Operator in South Africa. This was followed by PCFA, a Short term Insurance Administrator. During this time Andries also started AMC Funerals which grew in such a way that he sold his shares in PCFA and placing all his focus on AMC Funerals where he has been the Managing Director for the past 8 years. Due to Andries’ involvement in the Funeral Industry, he bought shares in Intellisol Pty Ltd, a company specializing in Funeral Administration software.
John Williams (Senior Marketing Manager)
John joined the Megaphase Financial Services team as our Senior Marketing Manager on the 1st of September 2013. Previously working for two well-known companies in the insurance Industry, with positions such as a Marketer, Regional Manager and Provincial Manager over the last 18 years; John is perfectly equipped and very well suited to our industry. John has completed the Financial Planner exam with Liberty Life and has attained a Sales and Marketing Diploma.

Coenie Smit (Company Secretary)
Dr Coenie Smit is the Company Secretary of Megaphase Financial Services, focusing on our compliancy and logistics. Coenie’s keen eye for detail combined with his people skills makes him perfect for the job. Coenie qualified as a dentist in 1990 at the University of Stellenbosch with a (B CH D)(Dip Impl) and was in private practice for 17 years before becoming a chief administrative dentist in the Medicross Group. Coenie was president of the Dental Association Northern Cape from 1995 till 1999. He left the Dentistry world in 2009 and became a shareholder and Director of Logistics for AMC Funerals in Kuruman. He soon distinguished himself in the Assistant Business market. Coenie is an avid cycler, hunter and aviator. Being the individual who challenges his fitness and himself physically enough for the rest of us combined, Coenie has completed 20 consecutive Cape Argus cycle races and completed 4 Cape Epics. He has also cycled on provincial level for several years.

Raymond Ralph (Regional Sales Manager)
Raymond Ralph joined Megaphase Financial Services in February 2013 as a Regional Sales Manager for the Free State & Northern Cape regions. Raymond started his working career at FMCG environment (Manufacturing Representatives) as a Junior Rep. During this 18 year period he worked his way up to Sales Manager and later became a Director of their company. Raymond’s next career venture was with Bakers Biscuits as a Key Accounts Manager. From there Raymond started his own construction company to develop low cost housing which he worked at for 4 years before selling the company. He then joined the Assistance Assurance Industry where he worked for 8 years as a Regional Manager in the Free State area.

Connull Liddell (Chief Executive Officer)
Connull Liddell is the Chief Executive Officer of Megaphase Financial Services and started his working career as a Salesman and Debt Collector at Arrow Furnishers. After 12 years in the SA Navy, he joined Wingfield Technical College in 1997 where he became lecturer in Maths, Engineering Science, Logic Systems, Electronics and Heavy Current Electrical. In May 2000 Connull continued his lecturing career for a further 3 years in the IT environment. Connull’s qualifications range from a Teaching Diploma to being a MCSD (Microsoft Developer). His next challenge commenced in the Insurance Industry where Connull worked for 5 years holding the position of Senior System Analyst/Developer. During this time he developed and maintained the administration software for use by the underwriter’s clients and their own internal administration software, both are still in use to date. Connull identified the lack of software which was available to Funeral Parlours / Administrators of group schemes and in October 2008 after input from companies and colleagues within this business segment he started an independent IT company, Intellisol Pty Ltd, holding the position of Managing Director. With his knowledge of being in the industry for over 10 years and his insistence on superior client service it was found fitting that he should hold the position of CEO of Megaphase Financial Services.



Wishing all the mothers a wonderful Mothers Day. We are extremely grateful for all of you!