The Getlocal Team

Getlocal is lead by a strong team with years of experience

Getlocal is lead by a strong management team with many years of innovation and experience building scalable web platforms in sectors such as travel and finance.

James Elstob

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

He has over 20 years of information technology and business development experience and has completed a Project Management MBA through Edinburgh Business School and is now one of the primary stakeholders of Getlocal Africa (Pty) Ltd. James loves golf, fishing, hiking and is also a local on our platform, so to find the best golf courses or fishing spots in South Africa ask James for some advice!

Einar Þór Gústafsson

Business Advisor

As part of his role leading product teams in the tourism and finance industries, Einar has flown more than 600.000 km and visited over 80 cities in 30 countries in the last few years. Everywhere he goes he tries to discover new and local experiences and can easily provide you with a list of the world’s best coffee shops and dining experiences. He has also visited South Africa on various occasions and loves the food here so be sure to look at his profile for his favorite restaurants. ​

Brandon Clack

Digital Marketing Consultant

Brandon is a graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He graduated with a BA Honours degree in International Tourism and Events management. He is passionate about travel and how tourism effects host communities/ countries. Throughout his degree he worked with various businesses in related fields from marketing and business development to further his knowledge within the industry. As an avid athlete he joined the University athletics team and ran for Cardiff Met University. After graduating he decided to return to South Africa to promote SA tourism by using his degree, knowledge and experience.

Barry Saxton

Strategy and Business Development Advisor​

Barry Saxton, PMD (Harvard) has extensive business experience in starting up and running large multinational companies, recently serving as Marketing Director of Logistics of Barloworld Limited. Barry was also a founder and CEO of UTI & Sun Couriers. He also has extensive experience in the tourism industry having chaired The Gundelfingers Group for 5 years based out of Vienna Austria.

Thandiwe Dube

Booking and Administration Consultant​

With a BA Honors Degree in Development Studies, Thandi has 6 years’ experience in the Tourism Industry. Her career began at a renowned Travel Agency giving her the right experience to join the Getlocal Africa team as a Booking and Administration Consultant that our clients love. During her spare time she loves doing Voluntary work because she believes in what it takes to make a difference in someone’s life. Thandi loves giving back to her community. She is passionate about what she does and is always looking forward to challenging herself and embracing new opportunities in the travel and technology industry.

Juandre van Dyk

E-commerce and Bokun Technical Expert​

Juandre is a proud member of the Getlocal Solutions team and serves our clients as an ecommerce and Bokun technical expert. He is a recent Graduate from TPTT Academy with an International Travel Management diploma and STCW Cruise liner license. His role in the team involves creating CMS Demo Sites for our clients. Juandre also communicates with our suppliers, supporting them to load and box their products onto the Getlocal Platform. He is passionate about what he does and enjoys improving his skills to help our clients and Getlocal Solutions grow. When Juandre is not playing rugby, he rocks three-piece suits like a gentleman.

Natasha Steele-Smith

Communications Consultant​

Natasha graduated from Monash University South Africa, with a BSS in Marketing and Media Communications. She is passionate about life and learning. In her free time, she can be found trying to capture the beautiful Joburg sunset with a camera in hand, or outside mountain biking. Here at Getlocal Solutions, Natasha is involved in the communications side of the business and makes stuff happen!

Mischka Kruger

Jnr UX UI Designer​

Mischka is a Jnr UX and UI Designer at Getlocal Solutions and an all original Pretoria Girl. She is currently busy with an online diploma course in Child Psychology while also developing her HTML and CSS skills as part of the web design team. As an all-rounder Mischka also administrates product development by engaging with clients and boxing their products onto our powerful Getlocal Solutions Platform, ensuring you have access to the world’s greatest experiences. When Mischka is not working at Getlocal Solutions she spends her time curled up in a blanket with a good book, or on the road exploring beautiful places and spending time with family – she also likes to braai.

Leandi Streeter

Project Management Office

Leandi has over 16 years’ experience in marketing communications, business development, business strategy, innovation and project management as a consultant, business owner and Snr Management team member. She has worked in a diverse range of high growth, high impact sectors and has travelled extensively. She loves connecting with people, having real conversations, problem solving and creating solutions. Her favourite thing is building businesses and helping people to thrive while activating creative ideas and processes. At Getlocal Solutions she holds the PMO (Project Management Office) and loves hogging the white board space. She has an MBA from GIBS and likes to braai and break bread with special humans.

Vincent Oosthuizen

Architecture and Integrations IT Manager​

Vincent is an energetic, analytical and driven team member with an IT skill set and experience combination that enables him to execute his assignments like a Ninja, regardless of the complexity of the project. He can roundhouse kick a cyber security solution or be the architect a complex technology solution, in no time. He is a valuable Senior team member who loves to Braai - as much as possible – and enjoys watching rugby. Drinking Coca-Cola during works hours, is one of his productivity super weapons.

Karen Gouvelis

Snr Development Consultant

Karen Gouvelis started out her working life as a rare creature in the 90s, i.e. a female software developer. Those were heady days in the last throws of the tech bubble. Although challenging and extremely taxing on her brain, Karen is grateful for this time as coding taught her a whole new way of thinking, planning and problem solving. While some people can speak many languages, Karen has coded in many languages: C, C++, Visual C++, Delphi, Java, HTML, CSS & JavaScript. She is at her happiest creating websites, designing and coding and learning all the new-fangled technologies (Karen is now middle-aged so has embraced the use of terms like ‘new-fangled’ proudly).