The first DCASA meeting took place in December 2006 and now five years later DCASA has announce the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer.
Wikus Olivier has been appointed as CEO of the Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa with effect from 1st November 2011.
Wikus has been part of the growth of DCASA and has practiced as a Debt Counsellor in the Free State from 2008 to 2011. Until recently Wikus was the Chairman of the DCASA Free State Provincial Branch and also served as a DCASA NEC member for many years. He has a strong technology background which is a key requirement for the CEO of DCASA.
The National Executive Committee of DCASA has mandated Wikus to commence with a special project which will be his main focus until the middle of January 2012. After this he will begin assuming and taking over the CEO functions and duties from those NEC members who have been assisting DCASA in this regard.
According to Tony Richards the appointment of the first CEO for DCASA is a proud moment in the history of DCASA. The need for a CEO has been identified long ago but the maturity of the organisation and the ability to afford a CEO are never easily achieved. The only source of income is membership fees and DCASA has recently agreed a number of ambitious projects to generate additional income.
There are still many challenges facing DCASA and the appointment of a CEO can only assist the organisation to reach their goals.According to Wikus Olivier there are a lot of work to be done in order to get DCASA where we envision it to be. He also said that he is looking forward to the challenges lying ahead and hopes to add value to DCASA and its members.