Durban Head Office

The HQ permanent staff complement based in the A R Brink & Associates Durban head office is made up as follows:

Capt Allen R Brink

Chartered Master Mariner, CMMar, FNI FRIN, FCMS, Hon. FIIMS
Managing Director
Telephone +27 82 551 7890
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Allen has owned A R Brink & Associates for nearly 40 years and works from the Durban head office.


Mr John Evans

Operations Manager
Telephone +27 82 551 7891
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John attends to the daily operations as well as the appointment of the Associates in other ports and consultants when required. John is a member of The International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) and an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute. John has been involved with the company for over 21 years.


Mr Chris van Heerden

Senior Staff Surveyor
Telephone +27 71 683 3572
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Chris assists and stands in for John Evans as well as handles all disciplines of surveying, with the exception of technical matters. He is competent to assist with all types of P&I matters. Chris is a member of The International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS), and has been involved with the company for over 20 years.


Mr Juan-Pierre Ford

IIMS Student
Staff Surveyor
Telephone +27 79 616 0476
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JP has been trained up by the company and is presently reading a course in Commercial Ship Surveying from The International Institute of Marine Surveying. JP conducts all types of general cargo and container surveys as well as assisting with P&I matters. JP has been with the company for 8 years.


Mr Christopher Brink

IT Manager and Accounts
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Chris has done container and warehouse cargo surveying in his early period with the company. Chris is an experienced IT person dealing with the daily IT matters, building and restoration of computers when required. Chris attends to the daily book keeping of accounts, paying of debtors, monitoring creditors, staff payroll and the maintenance of the accounting system. He provides A R Brink with a weekly report on cash flow and the necessary information to the Company’s independent accounts.


Mrs Mary Hartslief

Office Manager – Administration and PA to Capt A R Brink
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Mary attends to the daily general office administration and management and assists with accounts, monitors debtors and creditors, and feeds the necessary information to Chris Brink. Mary attends to all matters for Capt Allen R Brink acting as his PA. She has been with the Company for 2 years after having succeeded Mrs Diane Coetzee who retired after 20 years’ service.


Mrs Debbie Parkhouse

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Debbie handles administration and general secretarial backup to the surveyors, assisting Mary as necessary. Debbie has been with the Company for 11 years.