About the Green-Co
The Green Co is a purpose based company founded in 2012 and built on the key premise that we can make a positive difference to our precious planet, while reducing costs and our reliance on natural resources, being environmentally compliant and creating sustainable change. The Green Co has a highly qualified, diverse and experienced team who are passionate about changing the world in which we live and work. We are an outcomes-based managed services provider that focuses on offering outcomes that are measurable, relevant and cost effective with a guaranteed return on investment. Our primary focus is and has been the business market in South Africa, although we do have some activities on the rest of the African continent.
The South African Economic challenges coupled with intensified competition and the need to reduce one’s carbon footprint in addition to increasingly demanding customers, technological advances and labour uncertainty have all added to the cost and complexity of managing the modern enterprise. The Green Co has a proven track record in managing these environmental challenges and thus helping enterprises to focus on their core business activities.
South Africa’s Energy, Water and landfill Waste crisis has resulted in strong demand for environmental services. While the need to move Information Communication Services (ICT) from just being an enabler to a true value-based partner has resulted in increased customer demand for our managed ICT services.
The Green Co has partnered with some of South Africa’s leading blue chip companies, and we have delivered and installed sustainable cost cutting Green and ICT Outcomes Based Solutions in factories, hotels, mines, shopping centre’s, etcetera. Our strategic alliances with leading Energy, Water, Waste Solution and ICT Solution Providers means that as a Managed Services Provider we are compliant and up to date with all the latest prevailing legislation such as ISO 1400, ISO 18001, The Waste Act of 2012, etcetera.
As a fast-growing South African environmental managed services company, The Green Co is committed to being more than just a corporate player.
Part of The Green Co mission is to provide previously disadvantaged South Africans with meaningful access to the green environmental revolution. This commitment is substantiated by The Green Co’s involvement in several upliftment programmes, such as creating employment by placing people on our customer’s premises in the waste sorting areas.
A highly experienced and qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) who is a member of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants and associate Member of The Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – London) in 2005.
A career in financial management and leadership development that spans many years and includes companies such as BNP Paribas (IBSA), Ellerines Ltd, Teljoy (Pty) Ltd and Super Group Ltd. Has also performed consulting work in large and small businesses at various levels. Expertise in Strategy, Business Modelling, process engineering, Accounting and Tax services. Extensive experience in the field of strategy conceptualization and implementation, He has vast retail, FMCG, logistics and Telecommunication experience.
Deeply introspective of social responsibility issues and passionate about youth development in the DJ and associated Music Industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Legal, Training, Compliance and Passionate Environmentalist
Bradley is an accomplished legal advisor, facilitator and a specialist in legal and compliance training. Bradley has an undergraduate bachelor of commerce (B.Com Law -Wits) and 4 years of postgraduate legal studies (LLB). He is a Qualified Assessor, has passed the Estate Agent’s Board Fidelity Fund Certificate Exams, the FAIS Regulatory Exam and studied Wealth Management (NC FS). He has 25 years of Training and Facilitation and corporate experience.
Bradley is Chief Commercial Officer and director of the GREEN CO, and co-founder of the GREEN CO.
He has gained significant experience in the corporate world , has held management positions at several companies, and his experience spans ISO 9001 compliance consulting to that of legal advisor of a multinational.
Bradley has SETA training and course development experience and has authored the course material and exam questions for several courses. He has a wide general knowledge in business ,and is a formidable generalist with a significant ability to place himself in the shoes of the situation and the client.
Bradley has worked and facilitated across several industries and in particular Financial Services and his clients include ABSA, FNB, Standard Bank, Bank of Taiwan, Wesbank, Allan Gray, Zurich, Old Mutual, Prime Meridian, Santam, MiWay, ASSUPOL, UBank, Brolink, Toyota Financial Services etc.
Bradley is passionate about preserving the environment, and enjoys hiking, cycling, travelling and spending time with is family.
His key areas of expertise / focus include, but are not limited to:
- Legal and Compliance Specialist.
- Training, Training Coordination and Course Design and Development
- Human resources
Michelle Leigh Allschwang
Michelle is the Chief Operations Officer and an Executive Director of the Green Co.
Michelle has over 15 years experience in the Information and Communications Technology Sector in the disciplines of Product Management, Solution Development and IT Management. Michelle held the positions of Head of Cloud and Hosting Solutions at Telkom South Africa, Product Development Manager at Internet Solutions and Senior Product Manager in Cloud and Hosting at Vodacom.
Michelle has travelled extensively. Whilst abroad, Michelle deployed web farms, performed database administration and network configuration and implemented security policies for Teletext Ltd. She gained most of her qualifications and hands on technical experience during this time.
Michelle qualified as a Medical Technologist, (ND: Med Tech) and worked in the disciplines of Haematology, Chemistry and Microbiology for the period of 4 years prior to her move to the Information and Technology Sector.
Michelle has a passion for scuba diving, cycling, the outdoors and is a keen nature enthusiast. She decided to join the Green Co, a purpose based company in a bid to educate and assist in the creation of a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future for her children.
Michelle Leigh Allschwang
- Michael was appointed as Executive Head of Sales for Vodacom Service Provider Company in February 2001.
- Michael was appointed as Corporate Sales Director in 2004.
- Michael was appointed Managing Executive of Vodacom Business in 2007.
- Michael holds an International Graduate Diploma in Marketing and AEDP from the University of SA.
- He was asked to join the Young Presidents Association in 2002
- Michael enjoys golf, reading, and Karate and has black belt first dan from the Japanese karate Association.
- Michael is an active member of the business community and held the position of Principal Officer of the Vodacom Group.
- Michael is the Group Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of The Green Co.
- In addition to the board roles that Michael has occupied he has consulted to the Netsurit Exco team in the role of Business Executive. Michael has advised major telecommunications companies such as Liquid Telecom who purchased Neotel South Africa where he performed the role of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
- Michael has been invited as a keynote speaker at several conferences and international gatherings including the Future leaders and Sales academy.