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About the Portfolio Collection Team

Portfolio Collection is fortunate to have a dedicated and dynamic team who accomplish an unbelievable amount every year serving our member establishments. We’re in Cape Town, Joburg, George and Durban, with international partners based in the UK. Apart from the team below, we also have part-time experts in design, SEO, web and app development working on specific projects through the year.

Owners


Ian Solomon - CEO

Ian is a qualified CA who was always going to turn entrepreneur! He has 15 years business experience in various sectors and has modernised and expanded the family publishing business both on-line and with new products. Ian has a vast network in tourism and is also involved in facilitation and developmental work. He spends time away from work fathering his two girls, surfing, mountain-biking and trail-running in the Cape mountains.

James Delaney - Creative Director

James is the creative spark behind Moja, an artist who brings his creativity and flair to tourism and publishing. He’s a UCT graduate in Business Science with 15 years marketing and strategy experience, has done 12 tourism Indabas, and even built a cultural village. He enjoys exploring the African bushveld, travelling the globe and painting in his Joburg studio.

Portfolio Consultants


Renée Vermeulen - renee@portfoliocollection.com
KwaZulu Natal, Transkei Wild Coast, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Free State and Swaziland

Renée joined Portfolio in 2009, after 15 years in the travel industry. “I’ve been fortunate to visit many beautiful and interesting places, but I always love coming home to South Africa. Apart from travelling I love spending time with family and friends, surfing, reading, music…and adventure!”

West Coast, Winelands, Overberg Northern Cape to Upington, Garden Route and Eastern Cape

Wendy’s been with Portfolio since 2004, has two boys, one working all over the world and the other studying Civil Engineering at Stellenbosch. Wendy reads a lot in her spare time and goes to the gym a lot. Cubby the cat rules her house - and Cubby has also starred on the Portfolio Travel Blog.

Publishing: Online | Guidebook | Apps


Business Development

Raze has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Creating unforgettable experiences is what drives her soul. Initially involved with Portfolio Collection for 8 years, she moved into the world of private consulting and launched her own company, PlanPerfect. Now Raze is back doing what she loves best – marketing positive and profitable experiences with Moja Media and Portfolio Collection.

Kirsty Anderson - kirsty@portfoliocollection.com
Relationship Manager

Kirsty started working for Portfolio in 2007. Born and raised in Joburg, she found her way to Cape Town in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. Two kids, one a pre-teen and the other a toddler keep her busy if not a little crazy at times. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, scary movies, live music and taking the dogs and kids to the beach.

Marketing

Lauren is a media and events expert who went to London for a working holiday in 2005 and accidentally lost 8 years of her life there! Recently returned to Cape Town, she brings to Moja 6 years of international experience in event sponsorship, media campaigns and client account management. Her passions are her husband, her future staffie puppy and the outdoors - including beaches, festivals and anywhere she can be barefoot.

Liesel Corker - res@portfoliocollection.com
Online Reservations

Liesl loves interacting with people and enjoys a challenge. She has a one year-old son who keeps her on her toes 24/7. For the past 14 years she has been working in the entertainment and events industry. Her hobbies include music, dancing and making chocolate.

Online Reservations

Nicki is an energetic and bubbly person who is always up for a new adventure and challenge. She has over ten years experience in the hospitality sector from events to catering, hotels and conferencing. She loves hanging out with friends, old and new, and is always keen for a glass of wine and a meal over-looking anywhere in nature. She is the go-to person with most things, because even if she has no clue on how to help, she will try her best to assist, and at least give you a chuckle whilst you wait!

Joy-Anne Bromilow - joy@portfoliocollection.com
Online Copywriter and Travel Blog Editor

Joy has worked as a chamber maid, house painter, au pair, PA, bar maid, wedding planner and freelance copywriter. As editor of the Portfolio Travel Blog she gets to share her passion for the people and places of SA with readers each day. She has a teenage son who keeps her busy and entertained. Her must-haves are the ocean, her camera, her husband and beer!

DTP and Web

Shae is a bubbly, upbeat, spiritual and passionate woman - when she’s not chasing a deadline! Shae has been married for 3 years now – no children (yet!) and has been working for the company for nearly six years. During this time she has worn many hats from web updates, bookings, accounts to finally layout and design. Shae is based in the Cape Town office.

Web and Social Media

Heidi enjoys socialising, cooking and spending time with her family. She has had experience in many industries, but in media she has finally found her niche — learning new things every day! “My colleagues in our beautiful Cape Town office are great.” Her roles and responsibilities include communications/client liaison, setting up mailers and updating web pages.

Accounts


Accounts

Megan is a vibrant woman who enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. She has been working for the past ten years within the retail, building and property industries but her strength has always been finance related. She is currently furthering her studies, when she is not too busy with her family life. Her hobbies include reading, writing, playing violin and piano.

Local Representation


African Synergy

African Synergy

African Synergy represents Portfolio Collection to their extensive network of tour operators, travel agents and the corporate market. Comprising dynamic duo Anke Paterson and Liesel Visagie, African Synergy is passionate about South Africa and committed to enhancing and stimulating tourism. They see themselves as South African ambassadors both locally and abroad; as the bridge between product and client.

Portfolio Collection’s International Partners


Portfolio has an excellent partnership with Africa Collection in the UK.

Africa Collection
James Westrip
Joint CEO

James has worked in the travel industry in the UK in many sectors & capacities since 1987, and has been involved with tourism to Africa since 1993. James considers himself a 'travel junkie' and unless he has a holiday booked or being planned he feels as though he is going 'cold turkey'. He now travels with his family, encouraging his children to be citizens of the world! James is a founder member of the Africa Collection team (from July 2000) & is a director of the company.

Chris Fortescue
Joint CEO

South African born and bred, Chris has lived and worked in the UK Travel Industry since 1994. He loves travelling, sport, fishing, cooking (especially hosting braai's where he and his faithful tongs can be found in all weather!!), all accompanied by another of his passions, fine wines! Chris is married with three children, which although chaotic at times keeps him young! Chris is a founder of Africa Collection and enjoys the dynamic nature of the travel industry as a director of the company.