Reeva joins the Rand Rescue team as a business development manager for Australia. Her varied background includes working in mortgages and as a business and procedure analyst for the retirement annuity division and later the funeral planning division of a leading UK insurance company. She later moved into the field of digital marketing and brings a wealth of skills to Rand Rescue.
When she first arrived in Australia, she set up an online support group for South Africans relocating to Australia which has today developed into a very successful platform. She also writes a blog called Proudly South African In Perth, which aims to help those who are migrating from South Africa to Australia as well as those who are already living in Australia.
As someone who has moved internationally not once, not twice but three times, she knows how stressful the process can be, especially when you have to leave loved ones behind. As part of the Rand Rescue team, she enjoys being able to assist clients with transferring their annuities and finances to help ensure their secure financial future.
Based in Perth, she loves to spend time at the beach whenever she can and enjoys horse riding, reading and blogging.
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Leigh and her husband Rob, a Chartered Accountant, relocated to Atlanta GA USA in 2000. During her working career of 12 years in South Africa, Leigh gained broad experience in the banking and foreign exchange industry followed by telecommunications product development experience as the South African Product Manager for Alcatel France. For the past 15 years in the United States, Leigh has been involved in owning and running a small business that sources and imports sports novelty products solely made in South Africa, marketing particularly to resorts and pro shops, and major chains such as the PGA superstore. Leigh has extensive trade show and promotional experience managing corporate trade shows in South Africa and wholesale trade shows in the US.
With first-hand experience of what is involved with relocating to a new country and fully aware of how daunting this big move can be, Leigh’s goal is to assist fellow South Africans however she can, and provide them with peace of mind when transferring their funds safely to their new country
Leigh has extensive connections within the US who can assist with tax and accounting matters and will pool all of her knowledge and experience for the benefit of our customers
Despite obtaining US Citizenship, Leigh and her husband delayed financial immigration and the repatriation of their retirement annuities until 2014 as they did not want to face the frustrations of dealing with SARS and the SA banks. Once she learned of the services Rand Rescue offered and compared these services and associated costs with competitive companies, Leigh had the peace of mind and reassurance that Rand Rescue’s ultimate goal was exceptional customer service and that Rand Rescue’s efficient and effective team would deal with the bureaucracy and protracted process with guaranteed success at a reasonable and competitive price.
Having assimilated well and made many new friends that include SA Expats, Leigh enjoys living in Atlanta and outside of work loves gardening and spending time with her husband and 2 young sons, ages 6 years and 16 months.
Peter, a born & bred South African, relocated to the UK in 2002. Throughout his career, Peter has been involved in business management, and is experienced as an innovator, entrepreneur and business owner in such diversified market sectors such as Information Technology, Digital Media through to Corporate Hospitality. His most recent foray was in corporate serviced apartments. In his spare time, he utilises his promotional experience to help market South African related events throughout the UK and has been instrumental in assisting and running many social channels.
Having personally gone through financial immigration in 2008, he understands the frustrated and woefully protracted traditional route of dealing with banks. He wishes to assist and simplify the process for fellow ex pats living in Europe. He is heading up the European arm of the New Zealand based Rand Group, and will bring the high level of satisfaction and customer service expected to ex pat South Africans in the northern hemisphere.