Meet the Team

Conrad Pretorius

Conrad is the CEO and founder of Padroni Web-Hosting. After completing his studies in 1996 he went on to start Short Circuit Computers, his very first endeavor in the IT industry. Over the years his career path diverged from IT and he has owned and run business’ in both the property and bath and body industries. His passion for IT was re-ignited while employed as a support engineer by a hosting company. It was during this time that he began to entertain the idea of starting his own hosting enterprise and shortly after leaving his employer, Padroni Web-Hosting was conceived. Having worked in the hosting industry he is aware of the issues that really matter to customers. His hands-on approach keeps him involved at all levels of the business from product development to technical support and it is not uncommon to find him on the phone assisting customers with inquiries. When not focused on business, Conrad enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his family.

Catherine Pretorius

Marketing Manager   Her responsibilities range from online marketing to the production of written content for both Padroni Web-Hosting and our clients. Having worked in the marketing, public relations, training and customer care sectors, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Her interests outside the office include scuba diving, reading and spending time with the family.      

Kelly Kotze

Design Assistant Kelly is responsible for assisting with web-site and graphic design. She also provides valuable input to online marketing by means of e-mail and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. She is an avid reader and loves to travel.  

Duncan Roberts

Web Developer & Junior Support Engineer Duncan is a member of our Customer Support team.  He is responsible for assisting clients telephonically, via e-mail or live chat with all inquiries pertaining to web-hosting.and web development Duncan has a passion for animals and is an avid gamer.