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Heads of Market

Trevor Luyt

MD (SA)

Joined SQS: February 2004

+27 - 82 455 7123 View Profile

Managing Director of SQS South Africa. B.Comm degree specialising in Information Systems & Industrial Psychology. Background in software & systems development in the retail and financial sectors, initially in South Africa and then in England. Provided IT Consultancy services across Europe, mostly in the banking & financial sector, before returning to South Africa to set up the South African operation of SQS in 2004.

Focus Area & Responsibility: SA Market Unit P&L: Clients, Strategy, Sales, Marketing, HR & Service Delivery.

Gary Nicholson - Head of Operations (SA)

Gary Nicholson

Head of Operations (SA)

Joined SQS: May 2004

Tel: +27 - 82 455 7855

Chief Operating Officer of SQS South Africa. B.Sc Honours degree specialising in Computer Science. Started career in software development in the retail and financial sectors but moved into the field of software testing and quality assurance with the worldwide focus on Year 2000. Having worked extensively in England and the USA, returned to South Africa in 2004 to establish the South African branch operation of SQS. 

Focus Area & Responsibility: SA Operations: Resourcing & Recruitment, IT Infrastructure, Offshore Test Centre, Services Portfolio, Training.

Sales & Account Management

Ingrid Burton - Sales & Account Manager

Ingrid Burton

Sales & Account Manager

Joined SQS: October 2013

Tel: +27 - 82 455 7920 View profile

Sales and Account Manager for SQS SA. Extensive experience in the IT industry spanning software, services and quality assurance across all industries, with special focus on the Automotive, Manufacturing and Retail industries. Extensive training in value selling with a specific focus on ERP systems. Known for building strong relationships with customers and being a good listener which proves an asset in correctly capturing customer requirements.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Managing accounts closely in order to ensure that customer objectives are being met. Focus on QA Services for SAP projects in the SA Market.

Ryan Greenwood - Sales & Account Manager

Ryan Greenwood

Sales & Account Manager

Joined SQS: March 2006

Tel: +27 - 71 613 0224 View profile

Manage Offshore/Nearshore, Performance & SV test centres & Solutions Architect for SQS South Africa. High Diploma in Education, Diploma in Software and Information Systems. Sun Microsystems Certified Java Developer. Background in software & systems development in the retail and manufacturing sectors, in South Africa. Specialist in Software Testing and Quality Management since 2006. Worked as an IT consultant across the UK and South Africa, in multiple sectors. 

Focus Area & Responsibility: Managing accounts closely in order to ensure that customer objectives are being met. 

Belinda Westwood - Account Management

Belinda Westwood

Account Management

Joined SQS: November 2015

Tel: +27 - 82 826 4541

Account Manager at SQS – ITC Resource and Account Management specialist. A solid IT foundation with over a decade’s worth of onsite Account Management. Background in both the Financial Services and Banking Industries. Working with both local and offshore staffing solutions, as well as outsourced IT solutions.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Managing accounts closely in order to ensure that customer objectives are being met.

Client Engagement Managers

Paul Barrett - Client Delivery Manager

Paul Barrett

Client Delivery Manager

Joined SQS: May 2006

Tel: +27 - 82 455 8856 View profile

Client Delivery Manager at SQS South Africa. B.Comm degree specialising in Information Systems and Business Information Systems. Background in software development in the defence sector, in South Africa and Germany. Specialist in Software Testing and Quality Management since 2006. Load and performance specialism delivering projects in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Current focus on Test and Delivery Management in the Retail sector.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Assuring client service delivery. Pre-sales support. Supporting the operational growth of SQS SA.

Ryan Laatz - Client Delivery Manager

Ryan Laatz

Client Delivery Manager

Joined SQS: August 2006

Tel: +27 - 82 456 0613 View profile

National Diploma in Information Technology. Certified as an ISEB Test Manager and iSQI Certified Agile Tester. Background in software project management and web development within the financial services industry. Consulted on various SQS projects in Europe & SA before relocating to Johannesburg in 2011.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Assuring client service delivery. Pre-sales support. Supporting.

Martin Knox - Head of Service Management

Martin Knox

Head of Service Management

Joined SQS: February 2015

Tel: +27 - 81 387 9391 View profile

Diploma in Comprehensive Programming, and is certified in ISTQB Advanced Test Manager. Has 15 years testing experience mainly in the financial, retail and telco industries. 

Focus Area & Responsibility: Areas of speciality is test process & QA assessments, improvement plans and implementation. Head of Service Management in SA.

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