Meet the Team

Clive van Oudtshoorn - Director

Clive is Director of Crystal and is based in Port Elizabeth.

He has more than 30 years of experience working with large hotel groups including Southern Sun Hotels and Rezidor (Radisson). Clive started his career as a chef and worked his way up through the ranks. He specializes in opening hotels ranging from 10 bedroom city hotels to high rise 5 star 200 bedroom full service hotels.

Clive has a Hotel Managment diploma from Wits Hotel School, a diploma in Industrial Relations, a Bachelor Commerce (B.Comm) degree and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Through Clive's experience and expertize, your establishment - big or small - will gain full management services including strategic planning, structured business plans, sales and marketing strategies, budget creation, operational assistance and much more.

+27 (41) 581 72 62
+27 (0) 76 902 8865

Jaco du Plessis - IT Director

Jaco is the IT Director for Crystal and is based in Port Elizabeth.

He has 20 years experience in various fields of the IT industry both locally and internally. Jaco specializes in IT integration and leveraging available IT resources for the best possible yield.

Jaco has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a National Higher Diploma in IT and various Microsoft accredited qualificiations to his name.

Through Jaco's IT expertise, your establisment can fully utilise existing and future planned IT resources. You can have access to your latest management and decision support information allowing you to analyse and focus your efforts on where you can benefit most.


Sharon Fergusson - Sales and Marketing: Western Cape

Sharon Sharon has a wealth of knowledge in the travel and hospitality industry. She is passionate about service delivery and is a well known face in the industry with over 30 years experience.

Based in the Western Cape Sharon will oversee calls and marketing with key Corporate clients and agents.


Shandrey Schimper - Sales and Marketing: Eastern Cape

Shandrey is the Regional Sales Executive for the Eastern Cape and is based in Port Elizabeth.

Shandrey has worked in the industry for 15 years and spent many valuable years with Imperial in sales forming and building partner relationships. For the past 7 years Shandrey has focussed only on hotel sales and marketing in the corporate, conference and agent market and has contributed to ensuring many hotels in her portfolio have benefitted through significant revenue growth.

Shandrey is also responsible for sales and marketing for the Cape Hotels within the portfolio.

+27 (0) 82 441 3393

Lindsey Rissik - Sales and Marketing: United Kingdom

Lindsey is the Sales Executive for select clients in the United Kingdom.

She has in excess of 35 years hands on sales experience and worked for British Airways, Rennies and large hotel groups. Lindsey calls on her extensive database of corporate and agent clients and understands the importance of face to face marketing and sales relationships. She is able to utilise her many years sales experience to maximize her sales call returns.


Chere Munro - Office Manager

Chere is the Office Manager and is based in Port Elizabeth.

She is qualified in Office Management and data processing and has many years experience in CAD operations. Her direct portfolio is to provide a coordinating role within Crystal and ensures that all reports, web listings and online presences are carefully maintained. Chere also oversees and ensures that owners and managers receive timeous and relevant reports.