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Go Skydive | Members | CEO | André du Preez

André du Preez

Founder and CEO

André du Preez has been skydiving for over 20 years, got 5600+ skydives, been coaching freefly skydiving for 18 years, worked full-time as a professional skydiver for 4 years around the USA and South Africa, and semi-professional for many more. He’s ratings include USPA Coach, AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor, PASA Jumpmaster, Tandem Instructor, AE Coach and PRO. At the 2001 World Air Games, he competed as the cameraperson for the 1st South African Freestyle Skydiving team, and also been South African Skydiving Champion in Artistic Events 5 times. Still very active in the sport, he coaches, load organize and actively train as a freestyle skydiver, being coached by the world champion freestyle team Flynamik (Will Penny and Yohann Aby) and filmed by Naomi Kotzee.

A multi-award winning software developer that specializes in deeply integrating Social Media Marketing Strategies into a brand’s online presence, and has been doing so since the start of Facebook. His awards include:

  • Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Awards 2013 – SILVER
    "Since 1954, the Cannes Lions Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in creative communications."
  • Clio Awards 2013 – BRONZE
    "The CLIO Awards is the world’s most recognized international awards competition for advertising, design, interactive and communications. CLIO maintains its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, while continuing to evolve with the industry to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work."
  • The Loerie Awards 2012 – GOLD
    "Recognizing, rewarding and fostering creative excellence in Advertising, Communication and Design."
  • The Loerie Awards 2012 – BRONZE
    "Recognizing, rewarding and fostering creative excellence in Advertising, Communication and Design."
  • The Bookmarks Awards 2012 – BRONZE
    "The Bookmarks Awards recognise the very best in Digital - the pioneers, the change-agents, the ones that make a difference and raise the industry standard"
  • The Bookmarks Awards 2011 – BRONZE
    "The Bookmarks Awards recognise the very best in Digital - the pioneers, the change-agents, the ones that make a difference and raise the industry standard"
  • The Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards 2011 – SILVER
    "The Direct Marketing Association created the official DMA Awards that would serve as an acknowledgement and networking forum for players in the direct marketing field."

For more information regarding the awards, visit www.ondesign.co.za/Home/Awards

He started Go Skydive in 2004 to transition from full-time skydiving to semi-professional skydiving to have an additional stream of income, as well to stay very active in the sport. It was a very successful business but his IT work took precedence and had to put it on the backburner. Always keenly aware of the potential of Go Skydive, he wanted to find a partner to take on the administrative responsibility of the business and found the perfect partner in Andrea Greyling. And so Go Skydive has risen from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix.

Go Skydive | Members | COO | Andrea Greyling

Andrea Greyling

Chief Operating Officer

Andi has spent the last 5 years living and working on dropzones all around the world. Spending this time learning about the elements of dropzone life and spending a few years in the position of public relations officer and manifest at her local dropzone.

Over 1300+ skydives, PASA jumpmaster rating, USPA coach and sigma tandem rating and experience dealing with day to day dropzone bookings. Her corporate background is in IT and IT project management and she has qualifications in web and application development and marketing.

Along with her partner Matt Blank, she helped start the Freefall Foundation www.freefallfoundation.org who are committed to getting people who cannot afford it in the sky. The foundation orchestrated the first tandems into Burning Man in 2016 and plan to go even bigger in 2017.

When she is not above the clouds she works as a freelance web and graphic designer and dreams about skydiving.