Executive Directors

Mark Josman
Chief Executive Officer, CA(SA)

Mark joined the group in September 2017 and is a director of Transaction Capital Risk Services Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Recoveries Corporation Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Mason Black Lawyers Pty Ltd.

On arrival in Australia in 1993, Mark joined Macquarie Bank’s M&A team, before founding international BPO services company Speedscan Group in 1997, which he led as CEO until its sale in 2014.  Mark qualified in South Africa as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross, before founding strategy consulting firm SMC Monitor South Africa.

David Hurwitz 
B.Acc (Hons), HDipTax (University of the Witwatersrand), CA(SA)

David is a chartered accountant, having served his articles at Grant Thornton, Johannesburg. He has been active in debt capital markets since 1997, holding employment at both a specialist structured finance organisation and a large local bank.

In 2005 he joined Transaction Capital’s founding shareholders to acquire African Bank’s Commercial Vehicle Finance division (now SA Taxi). Shortly thereafter Transaction Capital was formed, where David established and led the capital markets team for a period of five years, and later served as the CFO of SA Taxi for 18 months. He was appointed to Transaction Capital’s main board as Group Chief Risk Officer in April 2012, thereafter served as the group CFO and in January 2014 was appointed as the group CEO of Transaction Capital Limited.

David McAlpin

David McAlpin, also known as Dave,  is the Chief Executive Officer of PIC Solutions. Mr. McAlpin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Risk Services Division at Transaction Capital Limited since October 01, 2014. Mr. McAlpin serves as an Executive Director of PIC Solutions. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Principa Decisions at Transaction Capital Limited until October 01, 2014. He has over 15 years’ experience both in South Africa and international retail. Mr. McAlpin is involved in the strategic and operational aspects of the business. He served as the Chief Executive of Forza Group Limited for four years. He held various senior positions within the Massmart Group Limited and the Wooltru Group Limited.

During David’s  7 years with the Massmart Group, where he served as Commercial Director and was responsible for IT and Systems Management and Managing Director of Dions Stores. He served as Managing Director of CNA for 3 years, where he was responsible for the turnaround and repositioning of the CNA. He has extensive international and local business experience and held senior executive positions Lewis Group. He served as an Executive Director of Lewis Stores Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Lewis Group Limited since October 2005. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (A.C.M.A.). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Rhods University and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Nicholas Harrak

As Chief Executive Officer of recoveriescorp, Nicholas works in association with the Board of Directors to shape the future direction and underlying strategies of the Group brands, products and services.

In his role, Nicholas leads, inspires and empowers a diverse C-suite and highly specialised Executive Team across Australasia. He is responsible for the development and implementation of an industry-wide business strategy, working closely with government, the community and key business industry groups to continue to grow the Government, Insurance and Commercial sectors, in order to reach our company vision of building a sustainable future for the community at large.

Having held six management and executive roles within recoveriescorp spanning 18 years, most recently as Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas is an experienced and successful strategic communicator, a committed leader, and  a trusted change agent.  Adaptive and agile, he brings an outcome-focused and collaborative approach to the role and is invested in continuous improvement and technological advancements for the business, human capital and clients alike.

He holds a Bachelor of Legal Studies from La Trobe University and has undertaken post-graduate studies in Business and Legal Practice.

Niels Von Hase
MCom, BBusSci (Hons), BCom (Hons)

Niels joined RCG in July 2018 with a mandate to support the ongoing growth of the business and assist in leveraging synergies between the Australian and South African groups.

Having previously joined TCRS in April 2015 as the Group Chief Financial Officer, Niels’ strong commercial acumen and his drive for profitability led the group to achieve significant growth.  Over the past four years, he built and led various group finance teams and was a member of the team who set the current TCRS Vision.  Niels began his career in audit at KPMG where he served from 2004 to 2009.  Between 2009 and 2015, he was a Partner and Group Financial Director at Trium Investments, a boutique private equity fund.  During this time he led several acquisitions as the Group Managing Director of Solsquare, a portfolio company of Trium Investments, between 2011 and 2015.

Niels is a chartered accountant and holds a number of degrees from the University of Cape Town including a Masters in Commerce, Postgraduate Diploma in the Theory of Accounting, a BBusSci (Hons) in Finance, as well as a BCom (Hons) in Accounting.