Our Team


Bob Lees FCIS FCIBM Professional Accountant (SA) – Managing Director

Bob started the practice in September 1991 and is the Chairman and Managing Director in overall charge of LDC Accounting and Tax Consultants Inc. He has three professional business qualifications and holds practicing certificates issued by Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and South African Institute of Professional Accountants and for many years served on Committees and the Board of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and the International Council of the Institute from 2006 and as a vice president from 2009 to 2011.

Hughie Dittberner GTP (SA) – Director – Taxation 

After a lengthy career at South African Revenue Service, Hughie joined the practice as Tax Director in 2009 and administers an extensive portfolio of clients, corporate, trusts and individuals. He holds a practicing certificate issued by the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, He is well versed in South African tax law and communicates regularly with clients to agree their tax obligations before submitting information to the Revenue Office.

Paddy Crichton CA(SA) – Director – Accounting

Paddy completed his CTA at the University of the Witwatersrand and articles at Aiken and Carter (now KPMG) where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Prior to joining LDC in June 2017 he was employed as Financial Manager and Company Secretary in manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies, most recently as Financial Director of a leading international kitchen appliance distributor. Paddy oversees the full accounting function of LDC

In addition to the three directors above our team includes:

Lisa Sampson – Senior Bookkeeper

Lisa, a Certified Bookkeeper joined LDC in 2008 and oversees the bookkeeping role of all LDC clients. She has extensive Pastel Accounting and Payroll experience and prepares all client files for year end annual financial statements. She also ensures all statutory returns are completed and submitted to the various governmental departments.

Hendrietta Soafo – Statutory Clerk

Hendrietta has been with LDC since 2004 and oversees the entire statutory function of LDC. She communicates regularly with the Regulator – CIPC and ensures that all of our clients are in good standing in respect of annual returns, company registers, share registers and directors and officers registers. She also attends to all new company incorporations, director appointments, share transfers and minutes of meetings.

Chris Johnson – Trainee Accountant

Chris, studying for his Chartered Certified Accountant [ACCA] qualification joined the practice in February 2016 and maintains a portfolio of clients attending to the write up of client general ledgers to trial balance, completion and submission of client statutory returns and management accounts.

Chantel Wilbers – Tax assistant and Bookkeeper

Chantel has been with the practice since April 2017 and is studying towards her ICB examinations. Chantel assists the Tax Directors in preparing all client tax files as well as attending to a number of return completions and submissions to SARS.

The Practice has an audit arm but due to SAICA’s requirement that such has to be a company incorporated and registered with the Regulator – IRBA - we have incorporated a personal liability company: RDL Chartered Accountants Inc.

Michael Phillips CA(SA) Registered Auditor – Director

Mike is the director of RDL Chartered Accountants Inc. and as a Registered Auditor has the knowledge and ability to comply with the latest auditing standards and financial reporting requirements and he completes all the statutory audits required by our clients.