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127: Bradley Wentzel

‘SA Needs More Business-Focused CFOs’

A passion for numbers, people and retail drives the innovative thinking of Douglasdale Dairy’s CFO, Bradley Wentzel. Now this studious executive is embarking on a new challenge to complete his doctorate, with particular focus on reducing wastage in the food supply chain.

126: Matthieu Rivart

‘If you want to succeed, you have to be curious.’

Matthieu Rivart is the consummate CFO (SA), this Frenchman’s passion for Africa has enabled him to adapt with agility to business on the continent and lead teams across seven countries in Africa as CFO for Brands Consumer Group.

125: Ignatius Sehoole

‘I think public trust is key.’

Tasked with turning the proverbial ship around at KPMG, Ignatius Sehoole, is doing so, having replaced senior management and instilled a culture of trust and integrity, the firm has now regained distinguished clients and is the first of the big four to no longer offer non-audit services to audit clients.

124: Khaya Gcobo

From Raw Survival to Success

Orphaned and the sole breadwinner at the age of 14, Khaya Gcobo has risen above every challenge to successfully work his way up to Financial Director at CirroConnect, he shares his remarkable journey with CFO Talks.

123: Bryan Groome

Verimark’s Sagacious FD

Responsible for quadrupling Verimark’s share price over a three-year period, Bryan Groome also achieved a substantial tax saving for the company within his first three months on the job. He is committed to active involvement in all business operations to ensure business efficiency and profitability.

122: Prosperity Zondi

A Winning Strategy to Work for Winning Companies

Prosperity Zondi always aimed to work for some of the most elite companies and through hard work and determination, she achieved her goal. Now this finance executive has a love for technology and a heart for giving back to her community.

121: Prosper Mpofu

‘The best way to achieve is always to remain curious.’

Providing affordable rental accommodation for the ‘missing middle’, the Johannesburg Housing Company strives to tackle housing challenges in cities across the country. CFO, Prosper Mpofu, explains how JHC have pioneered a model for developing social housing.

120: Liam Costello

Value Creation is Key for the Modern Finance Executive

Liam Costello has returned to South Africa after gaining diverse financial management experience in Switzerland and the UK, and he now has his sights set on opportunities within the Southern African market.

119: CALVIN MOGAU SEHLAPELO

Good teaching, no matter where, can foster great leaders in science and industry.

Calvin Sehlapelo was raised in a township in Polokwane where CAs were virtually unheard of, and rose to head the National Metrology Institute of South Africa in 2017.

118: CHRISTINE KRUGER

Successful former finance executive breaks new ground in engineering startup.

‘We’ve built the world’s brightest long-lasting flashlight.’

117: Niamh Brennan

‘Auditing and accounting is not a science, it’s an art.’

A chartered accountant with a PhD, Professor Niahm Brennan has had a distinguished career glittered with accolades, and in this riveting discussion shares her insights on the accounting profession and the fact that stricter accounting standards don’t always lead to better outcomes.

116: Henk Venter

Holistic Consulting Services for Farmers and New Projects

Henk Venter obtained his MBA and decided to pursue his passion for the agricultural sector by offering a consulting service focusing on the starting of new projects in the agricultural sector and supporting CFOs with financial models and making investment appraisals on green energy projects.

115: Zanele Ngwenya

‘I’ve always had a passion for education.’

A specialist in strategy turnaround and sustainable performance, Zanele Ngwenya’s diverse career experience has equipped him for the role as CFO at Unisa Enterprise.

114: Paul Stedall

King Price’s Master of Coin  

‘We like to think of ourselves as a serious insurer who doesn’t take ourselves too seriously.’ CFO Paul Stedall recently celebrated a year of working at King Price, where they aim to make a notable impact in the market just by doing insurance differently.

113: Donald Nieuwoudt

Making Businesses Work by Adding to the Bottom Line

Donald Nieuwoudt has 22 years of experience at executive management level at various JSE listed and multinational organisations, now this strategy thinker and process changer is scanning the horizon for new opportunities.

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