Our Management Team
Having completed diplomas in Public Relations & Marketing and Business Computing, Kitty followed her passion for the tourism industry where she developed her business acumen. In 2008 Robin called on Kitty to join the family business and to open the Douglas Jones operation in Mauritius. After a successful 3 and a half years establishing the brand on the island, Kitty moved to Johannesburg to open the boutique showroom in Rosebank. She moved to Cape Town in June 2013 and took over the business of marketing and operations of the company.
In July 2020, Kitty became Managing Director of Douglas Jones.
When Bev married the founder, Robin, she decided to leave her pharmacy degree to support his entrepreneurial skills full time. Being the driving force behind Robin, she focused on allowing him the freedom to grow and develop the many successful companies he set up by managing the accounts of these enterprises with her loyal and committed control.
Bev has been the Financial Director for Douglas Jones since inception in the year 2000 and together with Kitty, remains a critical part of our Board of Directors.
Martin van Niekerk
National Sales Executive
Martin joined Douglas Jones in 2007 as a Relationship Manager in the Gauteng area. From there he took charge of various retailers in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. His knowledge of the swimming pool industry serves Douglas Jones well and he has developed many strong and important relationships for the company.
His loyalty to Douglas Jones has never faltered and Martin’s dedication to Douglas Jones is unwavering. Loyalty is a key attribute of who I am as a person and Douglas Jones holds this same ethic in their business”.
Jetro joined Douglas Jones in 2005 as a driver at our Head Office. After building a reputation for a good work ethic, he was offered the quality controller position in the warehouse. In 2012 Jetro was promoted to our customer support service centre, and at the beginning of 2020 he accepted the position of Assistant Warehouse Manager.
With an outstanding reputation for good customer service and an excellent knowledge of our warehouse operations, Jetro started assisting Nina in a management capacity in February 2020.
Jetro was promoted to Warehouse Manager after Nina retired at the end of October 2022.