Alan Sutton

Alan has over 35 years’ experience in developing, deploying, customising and utilising technology to improve financial operations within large organisations.  A background in finance and business Alan saw the potential of technology to provide better controls, increase transparency and compliance, and improve resource utilisation and began digitising and automating financial functions over 30 years ago. 

Alan has worked at a number of organisations in South Africa and the UK and has both consultancy and in-house experience having worked accounting houses, large international corporates and technology companies including the likes of Deloitte, British Gas, Unidata, Dimension Data, Preworx and DNS Group.   He is a founding partner of VATSolve. 

Alan is a Chartered Accountant passing the FQE in (1988).  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Rhodes University 1984), Bachelor of Accounting Science (UNISA 1985) and Bachelor of Accounting Science (Hons) (UNISA, 1987).

Clive Rieker

Clive is a founding partner of VATSolve and has over 46 years’ experience developing and selling ICT solutions that solve business issues.  Clive established and ran a successful Software Applications business Magic Software (Pty) Ltd for a period of 15 years, which Desiree subsequently took over and ran for a further 12 years. He combines his technical background and qualifications with sound business and financial acumen to address business challenges with sound technology solutions.  He has worked with large South African organisations to introduce technology solutions to finance departments driving efficiencies, productivity and greater compliance.   Prior to founding VATSolve he worked at a number of companies in sales and management positions including Philips Data Systems, Philips Electronic Equipment, SAP recruitment, DNS Group, Dimension Data and Preworx.  

Clive holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UNISA 1974), Diploma in Technical Electronics (Witwatersrand University, 1969) and various technical certifications and qualifications in Microsoft and Cisco technologies. 

Carol Broad

Carol is a technologist with over 26 years’ experience as a developer and is a founding partner of VATSolve.   She has worked within large corporate organisations as well as the public sector as both a developer and systems analyst and is highly qualified across multiple technologies and platforms.  Prior to VATSolve, Carol held position at Eskom, Somerset Software Systems, Pin Point Software, Traces TV License Inspector, Ugandan Government, MaganStarr Entertainment and Preworx.   

Carol obtained a National Diploma in Computer Data Processing in 1989 and holds numerous certifications and qualifications, including: Flexgen, FCS-EPS, Lotus 123 MS Dos, UNIX, Windows and Microsoft. 

Desiree Edwards

Desiree has over 27 years’ experience working in the ICT industry and is a founding partner of VATSolve.   A highly qualified technologist, Desiree combines her systems analyst skills with a deep understanding of the VAT environment and business challenges to ensure clients are leveraging the full capabilities of VATSolve’s product. Desiree also co-owned and then owned a successful Software Applications business Magic Software (Pty) Ltd for a period of 12 years. Her knowledge of the finance department, its role in driving business growth and the responsibilities of VAT teams specifically enables her to ensure that VATSolve’s product is understood as a business tool driving efficiencies, productivity and compliance.   

Desiree holds an International Certificate in Computer Programming, Data Processing and Systems Analyst from Van Zyl &Pritchard and a depth of certifications and qualifications including:  Lotus, MS Dos, Windows and Microsoft Office.