Chris de Jager CA (SA) RA
Chris is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Registered Auditor and studied at the University of Stellenbosch. He completed his SAICA training contract at Greenwoods in Cape Town, whereafter he worked at Arthur Young (later Ernst & Young) in Paarl. He worked at Hoek & Wiehahn in Bethal for another three years, and in 1983 he became a partner at Swiegers & Smith in Malmesbury, which later amalgamated into the PwC group. In 1989 he bought the Malmesbury office from PwC and it became BGR Chris de Jager and Partners. In 2011 the firm evolved into a new identity with the name change to BGR De Jager Boshoff, when his daughter joined the business.
His experience over the past three decades is wide and deep, and is he a specialist particularly in the areas of audit, tax, estate planning, trusts and business advisory. He is frequently requested to give expert advice in dispute resolutions, legal matters and the like. He is also an accredited Black Economic Empowerment verification analyst and consultant.
Chris currently serves on SAICA’s tax committee in the Western Cape. He is also serving on a number of boards as a non-executive director, as well as serving on the audit committee of a number of municipalities. Previously he served among others as vice-chair of regional board of directors for Saambou, and as audit committee member of a medical aid fund.
Hester Bestbier CA (SA) RA
Hester is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Registered Auditor. She completed her B.Acc degree at the University of Stellenbosch and her BCompt (Hons) at the University of South Africa. She joined BGR De Jager Boshoff in 2006 as a SAICA Trainee Accountant. Her natural leadership skills, professionalism and initiative quickly resulted in her becoming an integral part of the firm. In 2009 she was appointed as an audit manager, became an associate in 2016 and was appointed as director on 1 March 2019.
Hester has a diverse set of skills, specialising particularly in audit, tax and business advisory services. Her love for her profession, her integrity and her superior technical proficiency not only enables her to provide exceptional service to her clients but also to continually move our firm forward in both thought and delivery.
Kayla de Beer