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About the Portfolio Team

Portfolio 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.


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.

Portfolio Consultants

Renée Vermeulen -
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!”

Wendy Dwight -
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

Raze Katz -

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 -
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.

Lauren Austin -

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.

Dani Jibrail -

Born and bred in Joburg, Dani moved to Cape Town in 2001. She comes from a film and ecommerce background and has joined Moja Media as a Digital Content Manager. She is an Aunt to adorable twins - a boy and a girl, who keep her on her toes. She loves a good book, film, food and weekends away.

Natasha Rautenbach -
Travel Consultant

Natasha calls herself a "Jack of All Trades" - and a possible Master of Many! She has 10 years’ experience in various aspects of the travel industry - as a Senior Travel Consultant, Conference Co-ordinator and Web Developer. Her husband and 2 kids (7 & 3) keep her very busy! When she finally gets a chance to put her feet up, she is a Crime Channel addict!

Angelo Van Reenen -
Online Reservations

Angelo worked in the wellness industry for 5 years before moving to travel and tourism with Moja, which he has taken to like a duck to water. He loves entertaining and is a very hospitable and vibrant young man. In his spare time he loves doing outdoor activities and generally exploring all of South Africa's beautiful scenery and surprises.


Megan Adams -

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 represents Portfolio 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’s International Partners

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

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.