Jean Wessels Partner


Jean completed her articles with Enslins Inc. in Bethlehem at the end of 2003 and joined Mazars (then Moores Rowland) as a supervisor in 2007. She was promoted to manager in 2008 and senior manager in 2012. She was admitted as a partner to the Cape Town practice effective 1 March 2015.


Jean’s experience varies from listed and public interest entities to owner managed businesses and start-ups. She was the lead group manager on a listed group listed on the JSE Mainboard for 6 years.

 Her industries of expertise include:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing & biologicals
  • BPO (Contact Centres)
  • Agriculture (Co-operatives, Farming)

She is a founding member of the Renewable Energy Sector team in Cape Town, and has been instrumental in developing strategies for the various service offerings within the sector.

Jean is familiar with the RFP requirements and REIPPP process, having worked as part of a project team involved in a Round 4 REIPPP bid submission in 2014. Her current portfolio consists of the full range of entities in the renewable energy sector - from developers to owners, SPV entities and EPC Contractors.

Jean also heads up the Mazars Strategy Project with final year B.BusSc students from UCT on Business Strategy.

She is passionate about transformation and serves as chairperson of the Cape Town Employment Equity Forum.

Professional memberships

  • SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors)
  • Registered SAICA Assessor
  • Registered Tax Practitioner

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