The Team

Directors

IAN GROBLER Pr Eng

Director
BSc Eng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1977
Registered Professional Engineer | Since 1983

Prior to joining VGI, Ian gained experience while working as Civil Engineer for the Department Water Affairs, from 1981 to 1985 for Van der Merwe Kroon and Venter, and since 1985 as a partner (director) for VGI. Ian has 36 years’ experience as a civil engineer and a project manager.

Jan Venter Pr Eng

Managing Director
BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1989
BEng (Hons) Transportation Engineering | University of Pretoria | 1993
Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) | Since 1996

Jan joined VGI in 1992 as a civil engineer. In 1996 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 1997 as director. Prior to joining VGI, and worked for Jordaan & Joubert Consulting Engineers and was a member of the SA Defence Force, Core of Engineers.

Jan has 22 years’ experience with petrochemical projects, specialising in overland gas and fuel pipelines, petrochemical storage facilities and firefighting systems at petrochemical facilities.

Leon van Wyk Pr Eng

Director
BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1993
Registered Professional Engineer (Civil)

Leon joined VGI in 1997 as a civil engineer. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Leon has 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry. Prior to working for VGI, Leon worked for KBK Consulting Engineers and Project Managers and J Van Wyk Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers.

Johan L Pretorius Pr Eng

Director
BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1997
Registered Professional Engineer | Since 2002
Intro to Visual Basic.Net Programming | Centre for Software Engineering, University of South Africa | 2003
SAIM Programme in Business Management | Centre for Business Management, University of South Africa | 2006
Programme in Total Quality Management | Centre for Business Management, University of South Africa | 2009

Johan started his career as civil engineer at VGI in 1998. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Johan has 17 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry.

Stefan Grové Pr Eng

Director
BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1997
Registered Professional Engineer | Since 2015

Stefan started his career as civil engineer at VGI in 1998. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Stefan has 17 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, specialising in overland gas and fuel pipelines.

Mothusi Motsilanyane Pr Tech Eng

Director
BTech Mechanical | Tshwane University of Technology | 2005
Registered Professional Engineering Technologist (Mechanical)
Programme in Project Management | University of Pretoria | 2007

Mothusi joined VGI in 2005 as a mechanical engineering technologist. He became a shareholder in 2007 and in 2010 he was appointed as a director at the firm. Prior to working for VGI, Mothusi worked for Anglo Platinum Mines Ltd. Mothusi has 10 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and project management, specialising in petrochemical projects.

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