Leadership Team

Willem Bruwer
Managing Director

Willem Bruwer holds a qualification as a qualified Health Inspector and has vast knowledge and exposure to Occupational Health and Safety through his studies.

He started his career in the security industry joining Gray Security Services in 1998 where he specialized in security operations up to 2006 before leaving to join Thorburn Security as operations manager. Willem resigned from Thorburn in 2010 to join Holbert Integrated Technologies, where he gained valuable knowledge and experience of the operational applications of the technical security industry, which today stands him in good stead offering customers a holistic security solution.

Willem is married to Magda and has two beautiful daughters, Megan and Emma-Jean. He enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with his family.

Adriaan Louw
Executive Director

Adriaan Louw started his career in the security industry in 1988 when he joined Gray Security Services in Cape Town. He progressed to the position of Managing Director in 1998 and thereafter also served as Coastal Regional Director for Chubb South Africa, and Managing Director of Thorburn Security between 2004 and 2010.

He describes himself as a people's person, and embraces the Gardier Values of treating all employees with dignity and respect. He is married to Evelyn and has two children. Adriaan is a keen golfer and DIY enthusiast, and recently also took up road running to keep himself in shape.

Bernardo Maralack
Human Resources Director
Bernado Maralack started with Gardier Security in March 2020 as the Human Resources Manager.

Prior to joining Gardier Security Services, Bernado held several senior positions within World Vision South Africa, with the most recent role being Operations Director with oversight across all 9 provinces. He also held the position of Executive Councillor within the Drakenstein Municipality and held various leadership roles within the municipality. He also served on the Cape Winelands District Municipality Council. Bernado is also the Senior Pastor of Paarl Baptist Church.

He has substantial senior executive experience where his responsibilities included human capital, operations and financial management. He also played a leadership role in the development of strategic and chance management procedures of numerous institutions.

Bernado's qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MPhil in Science and Technology, Bachelor of Theology, National Diploma in Local Government Management and he also have a Certificate in Project Management. He is currently enrolled for a Doctorate in Business Management.

Thinus Theron
Marketing Manager

Thinus Theron started his career in the security industry in 2004 when he joined SecuriplanUK after he finished his studies in marketing management. Upon his return to South Africa he joined Thorburn Security Solutions as a contract manager in 2007, a position he held up to 2011 when he was approached to join the newly established Gardier Security Services as an Area Manager.

The challenges of having to operate in an environment where you are “not following the old”, but “establishing the new” provided Thinus with invaluable experience in the security industry, and 3 years later in 2014 he was promoted to the position of Operations Manager responsible for Western Cape Operations. In 2019 after a successful 5 years as Operations Manager he moved into the position of Marketing Manager.

Thinus is a dedicated and methodical manager, and regards the principles of Planning, Leading.

Johan Pieterse
Operations Manager

Johan Pieterse started his career in the security industry in 2000 when he joined Enforce Security Group as an area manager. From 2001 he form part of the Risk and Security Management teams of one of the most upmarket Wine destinations in the Stellenbosch region. Experience in various fields of security related industries e.g. Corporate, Hospitality, Logistics Warehousing and Industrial.

In 2013 he was approached to join Gardier Security Services as a contract manager and later promoted to operations manager for overseeing Imperial Logistic Clients in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape region.

In 2019 he joined the team at head office as the operations manager for the business.

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