Metrum Team

Directors

Our Directors are passionate about the industry and committed to the success of your business as well as their own. They are personally involved in every single project, whether big or small, either as a lead consultant or in an overseeing capacity.

Sven Retzlaff

Sven Retzlaff

Director

Sven has almost three decades’ worth of experience under his belt, and there are few people who understand the clients’ needs better than he does. And even fewer who are willing to fight so actively to fulfil those needs. He has been involved in the development and project management of numerous prestigious projects and aside from building a wealth of experience, he has also built an excellent reputation in the industry for his unerring integrity, leadership prowess and hugely successful projects. He is both trusted and respected by his many valued clients as well as his peers. Sven specialises in Professional Project Management and currently holds the position of Director at Metrum Project Management.

Paolo Onofri

Paolo Onofri

Director

Paolo a truly hands-on director and expert at resolving his clients’ challenges. During his over-20 year career in contracting, development and project management, he has headed many illustrious and vastly successful developments both locally and internationally, including Dubai and Mauritius. He has a wealth of experience across all fields in the industry which he willingly shares with clients and staff through his personal, direct involvement with each and every project. Generous with his time, uncompromising when it comes to maintaining standards, and highly regarded by his fellow professionals and project managers for his candor, problem-solving abilities and passion. Paolo specialises in Professional Project Management and currently holds the position of Director at Metrum Project Management.

Associate Directors

Greg Schuurman

Greg Schuurman

Associate Director / Senior Project Manager

Greg joined the Metrum team in 2013. He has a National Diploma in Construction Management from Pretoria Technikon and has worked on numerous residential, commercial and leisure developments. He gained international experience working on several major hotel development projects in the UAE and Mauritius as well as property development projects. He was made an Associate Director at Metrum in 2016 and specialises in Professional Project Management.

Planning, Technical and Administrative Expertise

A project is only as good as the people who work on it. At Metrum, we are very careful to assemble a specific management team for your project based on your particular requirements and deliverables. This includes a project director as your direct contact for the duration of the project, supported by a number of senior project managers and our in-house planning department, depending on the project scope.

Thebe Modisakeng

Thebe Modisakeng

Project Manager

Thebe joined Metrum in 2012 as a Senior Project Manager and has over 25 years’ experience in the industry. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering from Wits Technikon and has extensive experience managing projects on a wide range of developments. He currently manages a number of high-value and complex projects at our Steyn City development and has proven to be an invaluable member of the team - for both the client and his fellow professionals.
His Professional Memberships and Affiliations include Corporate Membership with the ACPM, Corporate Membership with the GBCSA and Corporate Membership with SAPOA. He is also an accredited SACPCMP professional.

Keith MacGillivray

Keith MacGillivray

Project Manager

Keith has over 10 years’ experience as an architect and joined Metrum in 2014 to start his career in Project Management. He has a B-Tech Architecture from the University of Johannesburg and achieved professional status through the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP). He is on his way to becoming an accredited professional with SACPCMP and with his experience in architecture, construction and now project management, Keith has proven to be a valuable member of the team.
Over the past few years with Metrum, Keith has successfully managed a number of high value contracts for the company and continues to go from strength to strength.

Rowan Bryant

Rowan Bryant

Project Manager

Rowan holds a BSc in Construction Studies, an Honours in Quantity Surveying and has completed a number of professionally recognised project management courses. He joined Metrum in 2015 and is a valuable member of the project management team.
His extensive experience in both construction and professional project management includes medium to large-scale projects covering retail, commercial, education facilities, government offices, civils, renovations and salvage.
Rowans’ strengths lie in strong budgeting and financial management skills, which have directly impacted the successful outcome of the diverse range of projects he has managed. These strengths, coupled with his extensive experience reinforces his proficiency as a Professional Project Manager.

Andre Slingerland

Andre Slingerland

Project Manager

Andre joined Metrum in 2016 and is currently managing a number of contracts at our prestigious Steyn City Development. He holds two BSc degrees in Building Management from the University of Pretoria. His experience in the industry – both in Building / Construction as well as Commercial Construction – spans 20 years and includes the management of a diverse range of projects from large scale residential developments, to various high-value commercial and industrial developments including hotels, shopping centres and hospitals.

Shaylagh Thiel

Shaylagh Thiel

Project Manager

With a BSc (Civil Engineering) and over 22 years of experience in the industry, Shaylagh has performed a wide variety of roles from construction project management (design management to implementation) through to development management.
Shaylagh has been responsible for successful delivery of numerous large-scale projects and precinct developments. He has a broad base of project experience covering the majority of the industry sectors, including mixed use, retail, commercial, leisure, industrial, refurbishments and public sector projects. Shaylagh has delivered projects in various countries including Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and in most of the African countries. He holds the position of Senior Project Manager at Metrum, and is responsible for some of the company’s high-value projects.
He holds a number of Professional Memberships and Affiliations namely with the ACPM, SACPCMP (PrCPM) and GBCSA.

Gavin Sleater

Gavin Sleater

Project Manager

Gavin graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1991 with a BSc in Quantity Surveying.

His career in the construction industry spans 23 years, and includes positions from Contracts Manager and Senior Facilities Manager, to Senior Portfolio Manager, Development Manager, Senior Project Manager and finally Projects Director.

He joined the Metrum team in 2017 and his successful management of high value and complex developments in the Commercial, Retail, Leisure and Industrial sectors has added immense value to the Professional Project Management position he holds in the company.

Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton

Project Manager

Anthony earned his Honours Degree in Construction Management from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and is registered as a Candidate Construction Project Manager with the SACPCMP.
Anthony joined Metrum in 2017 and has added great value to our team with his qualifications and considerable experience in the construction industry. This experience includes retail fit-out, facilities management and project and construction management in a variety of sectors, specifically financial, retail, and commercial.
His previous employment with property developers and a commercial construction company, has provided intrinsic value to his understanding of our clients’ needs, as well as those of his fellow professionals.

Danya Pearce

Danya Pearce

Planning Manager

Danya has over 17 years’ experience in the construction industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Construction from the University of Bath in the UK. Further, she is an accredited member of PMI South Africa as well the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Danya has worked for various construction and project houses including working abroad for a planning consultancy firm in Australia. She is passionate about the local industry and developing younger people via skills transfer.
Danya joined Metrum in 2016 and is currently heading the company’s in-house Planning Department.

John Haefele

John Haefele

Project Manager

John graduated from Wits University in 1999 with an Honours Degree in Building Sciences, Construction Management and Economics. John’s superior qualifications are partnered by his 15-years’ experience on some of South Africa’s largest commercial projects, in positions ranging from Residential Development Manager, National Projects Planner, Contracts Manager, Project Manager and is currently Senior Project Manager for Metrum.
John’s exposure includes a strong contracting background, and through this experience, has gained a solid understanding of the importance of communication and networking as well as the logistical, planning, procurement, tender procedure, QA and management challenges on large scale projects from the feasibility stage all the way through to post completion.

Dario Souto

Dario Souto

Project Manager

Dario has over 10 years’ experience in project and construction management and currently manages a number of Metrum’s high-profile projects in Mozambique. He has a BSc Construction Management degree from the University of the Witswatersrand and has managed a diverse range of projects including apartment blocks, offices, clinics, community centres, hotels and schools. His strengths lie in project co-ordination, development management, contract administration, programming and time management and project controls. He has Corporate Membership with ACPM and is registered with the MOBH.