|Chris Beukes - Chairman
Chris is a former member of the South African Police Services. He was a member of the South African Police Special Task Force. He was involved in the planning and execution of numerous operations. He left the unit in January 1999 and started TSU Protection Services (PTY) Ltd in February 1999.
His security experience includes working as a Security Advisor too many fortune 500 companies, tasked with the protection of many CEO's and other VIP clients. He has consulted many corporate executives and corporate companies with security plans. The company has been involved in protection and security work for clients during the Soccer World Cup in South Africa, as well as overseeing the execution of the security plan.
He has brought many high caliber experience security specialists into TSU Protection Services. Many were previous colleagues from the SAPS Special Task Force, Presidential and VIP Units. Not only are services rendered to local companies but TSU Protection Services provides services to some of the largest companies in the world; mobile, law firms, mining industry, IT companies, retail companies, bank groups etc.
With 26 years of experience in the security field he has built the company to 1700 full time permanent employees. He is also on the Board of Directors of TSU International SA, TSU Protection Services Namibia, TSU International UK, A.M. Security, TSU Protect and TSU Training Solutions which all form part of the TSU Group of Companies.
Coenraad J. Beukes - Non-Executive Director
He is a former member of the South African Correctional Services where he served with distinction for 14 years. This time included a period on Robben Island, the famous prison where Madiba was held for most of his time in prison during the apartheid regime. The majority of his time he spent in the more rural areas where he was responsible for the management of the human resource and logistics at the correctional institutions he was deployed. He also managed the correction services house arrest management divisions at these institutions.
He joined TSU in 2004 and built the guarding division to what it is today. His responsibilities here include not only managing the guarding division, but also overseeing the administrative management at the companies head office in Cape Town. His experience in managing human resource and his uncompromising approach has been a large asset in ensuring that our service levels have stayed above the accepted norm in the market.
Clayton Dennis – Chief Operations Manager: South Africa
Clayton is well-organized and professional in the fields of Security Management, Executive Protection, Medical Intervention and Maritime Security Operations with a 7 year military career servicing South African Special Forces. He has extensive experience in Security Management having worked on many international contracts as a Security Contract Manager in Angola; Project Security Manager in Iraq and an EMT-Lead for the United Nations Emergency Crash and Rescue programs. He has 5 years military medical experience with Special Forces and further high risk Close Protection experience in Iraq.
He furthered his career in the Maritime Security Industry as a Team Leader on a Maritime Security Team in the oil and gas industry off the East African coast. His medical qualifications are current and he is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Clayton joined TSU in 2010 and operated as Team Leader and in 2015 he was appointed as Operations Manager.
With years of experience in management he has brought a wealth of knowledge to TSU. His experience working across various operations in different countries has provided invaluable as we continue to grow the TSU business.
Chris Coetzee - Technical Director
Chris was a Senior Colonel in the South African Police Services where he served for 15 years as an Information Security Specialist relating to technical / electronic surveillance and – countermeasures. As a Chief Industrial Technician he was actively involved in the day-to-day workings of a technical support business. He is responsible for all management functions, including project management, supplier liaison, design and build of electronic circuits, technical investigations and information protection surveys. In 1998 he entered the private sector and has since been working with International companies.
Louis Nel - Head of Polygraph Division
Louis served in the South African Police Service for over a decade and left the SAPS in 2000 with the rank of Detective Warrant Officer. He started working in the private security industry in 2000 as security Adviser and Close protection officer. He served for more than 3 years as the Security Escort Team leader for the Commanding officer of the USARMY core of engineers Gulf Regional Division (USAGE GRD). Louis also served in Iraq as sector manager GRD and GRD South. He joined TSU Protection Services (PTY) Ltd in late 2007 and performed the following duties: High profile investigations and Close protection. During his career Louis acquired various skills in the following fields: Forensic psycophilology (Polygraph Expert), Detective, Public prosecution, Surveillance, counter surveillance, Interview, interrogation, Close protection, Emergency diver, High-risk and SWAT instructor. Louis served in the following unit in the SAPS: Detective branch commander, Public Prosecutor Waterval Boven, Equestrian patrol unit, Special guard unit, and Flying squad Pretoria, Pretoria Diving Unit, Highway Patrol Gauteng, Area Pretoria Training, Eastern Transvaal decentralized training and various Police Stations.
Anton Lume - Chief Executive Officer
He is a former member of the South African Police training college in Pretoria with 8 years of training experience. Here his duties included training students in many skills including musketry, self-defense, drill and equestrian disciplines. He then progressed into the private security industry where he focused on the rural and agricultural areas. Here he progressed from training manager to general manager operations within the short period of 4 years. Here his duties included client liaison, planning and implementation of new contracts, financial and human resource management. He joined TSU in 2006 and is now the general manager of our guarding and executive support divisions. He has proven to be an asset to the company through his professional approach and experience that he brings to the table.
Xanti Bam - Director
In 1995 he co-founded Aza Day & Night Security, initially this was a small company that was turning over less than R50 000 a month in an industry that was at that time, controlled by a few dominant role-players. At that time, very few black people had ventured into this highly competitive and cutthroat industry and fewer still possessed the necessary experience or qualifications to guide us. During this period the company employed a secretary, one administrative assistant and twelve security personnel. By 2000, the business boasted a personnel compliment of over 500 with an annual turnover of approximately R28M per annum. At this time, his company was also the third largest, black-owned and operated security firm in the Western Cape.
During this period he consulted, advised and rendered security services to the following fields: Retail, Commercial and Industrial Guarding, Closed Circuit TV systems (CCTV), Risk and Threat Analysis. In 2005, he started a new and much smaller security company (Azania Security Coastal CC) which is focused on servicing niche institutional as well as private clientele in the Western Cape. In 2007 he completed a Postgraduate Qualification in Business Management (PDBA) at the UCT Graduate School of Business. He has served on the boards of The Security Association of South Africa (SASA – Western Cape) as well as on the Western Cape Black Security Association (WECSA).
He currently serves on the board and is a director of TSU Protection Services as well as on the board of A.M. Security. Whilst he has accumulated 16 years of industry knowledge, skills and experience, he still finds the industry fascinating, particularly the ways in which software and technology have increased our ability to add value to our clients.
Johan Fryer – Head of Training & Education
Johan joined the South African Police Service in 1985. He was stationed at the SAPS Tshwane College itself and was utilized as a Musketry Instructor. In 1993 he did the Special Task Force Training course. He did his entire advance training courses during that same year and was utilized as a Special Task Force Operator during his time stationed at the unit. He was also intensively involved in developing courses for the SAPS, specialised units within the SAPS and other units. In 2006 he was transferred to the STF Operational Unit where he was utilized as a subject matter expert in the presentation of Rural Survival and Sniping courses presented as elective training for the unit’s first tier operators.
His operational experience involved numerous operations which have included the release of hostages from buildings the release of kidnapped hostages, apprehending armed and dangerous criminals, joint cross-border operations to destroy arms caches, deploying in a counter sniping during the protecting and visiting of numerous Heads of State and foreign dignitaries on official visits to South Africa, protecting the President of South Africa and numerous high risk operations as well. Johan joined TSU International in 2016 as Head of Training & Education.
Marthin Botha - Head Instructor
Martin joined the SAPS in 1991. In 1993 he joined the SAPS Special Task Force where he received training in Executive Protection, Emergency Diving, Improvised Explosives and Devices, Sniper, Advanced Driving and other specialized training. Over a period of 13 years in the SAPS he gained a lot of experience and knowledge in Executive Protection and Tactical Operations, being in charge of many operations as team leader.
Marthin spent 7 years in Iraq where he gained even more experience as an Operational Manager and Team Leader. Marthin worked for TSU from 2012 as a Operations Manager and Training Instructor. With over a decade of experience in management, and his experience working across various operations in different countries will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the TSU business.