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Amé Thwaits promoted to partner at EY

In an exciting development, EY Africa has announced the promotion of Amé Thwaits to the position of partner.

Amé is currently the EY Africa Innovation and Digital Leader in Assurance heading a division of 50+ people. She is a registered auditor (IRBA), signing audit opinions of various significant subsidiaries of listed entities. She has over 14 years of mining and financial services industry experience and SEC (PCAOB) and JSE experience.

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Nomthandazo Chule appointed partner at EY

Nomthandazo Chule has been appointed Partner at EY, promoted from the position of Associate Director which she held since since March 2022. Her journey at EY began as a Manager in November 2018 and her exceptional performance and leadership skills quickly propelled her to the position of Senior Manager by October 2020.

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Ashona Kooblall appointed CFO of Natura &Co – Africa

Ashona Kooblall has been appointed CFO of Natura &Co's Africa division effective June 2024. Based in Johannesburg, she will oversee the financial strategies of a company renowned for its award-winning global beauty brands like Avon, which spans across make-up, skincare, fragrance, personal care, hair care, fashion, and home products.

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Rikus Visser appointed Group CFO at Finex Money

Finex Money has appointed Rikus Visser as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Starting April 2024, Visser has taken on his role at the company’s headquarters in Paarl in the Western Cape marking a pivotal shift towards fortifying the company’s financial foundations amidst its expanding global operations.

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Elodie Fourie appointed CFO of Dotcom Group

Elodie Fourie has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer at Dotcom Software Solutions effective May 2024. She has quickly established herself as a key player in the company's strategic planning and financial structuring. Her recent appointment marks a significant milestone in a career characterised by rapid advancement.

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Interview with Rebecca Pole, new Southern Africa VP of Finance at Dimension Data

Rebecca Pole moved from her native Australia to South Africa in 2007. At the time she was working with PwC. She was seconded to Barloworld in 2017 and she subsequently joined the listed company as an employee in the same year as general manager of finance. Three years later she moved to EOH as finance director of NEXTEC and she has left the company to take up a role as VP of finance southern Africa at Dimension Data, effective January 2024.

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Interview with Harry Kellan, FNB’s new CEO

Harry Kellan joined First National Bank (FNB) in 2005 and spent seven years as CFO, after which he was appointed FirstRand CFO in 2014. He returns to FNB as CEO effective 1 April 2024.

Harry would have spent a lot of time behind swivel chairs if he had stuck to the family tradition, both his father and grandfathers were barbers, in Durban and Johannesburg.

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Stephen Ntsoane was born and raised in Soweto, Johannesburg where he matriculated at Fonsluminis High School. He went on pursue a 3-year National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting at Technikon Witwatersrand. Navigating his way to a Chartered Accountancy qualification, he did a 1-year bridging course at the University of Johannesburg (previously RAU) and completed CTA at the University of Kwa-Zulu- Natal through distance learning.

Amé Thwaits promoted to partner at EY

Amé Thwaits promoted to partner at EY

In an exciting development, EY Africa has announced the promotion of Amé Thwaits to the position of partner.

Amé is currently the EY Africa Innovation and Digital Leader in Assurance heading a division of 50+ people. She is a registered auditor (IRBA), signing audit opinions of various significant subsidiaries of listed entities. She has over 14 years of mining and financial services industry experience and SEC (PCAOB) and JSE experience.

Nomthandazo Chule appointed partner at EY

Nomthandazo Chule appointed partner at EY

Nomthandazo Chule has been appointed Partner at EY, promoted from the position of Associate Director which she held since since March 2022. Her journey at EY began as a Manager in November 2018 and her exceptional performance and leadership skills quickly propelled her to the position of Senior Manager by October 2020.

Ashona Kooblall appointed CFO of Natura &Co – Africa

Ashona Kooblall appointed CFO of Natura &Co – Africa

Ashona Kooblall has been appointed CFO of Natura &Co’s Africa division effective June 2024. Based in Johannesburg, she will oversee the financial strategies of a company renowned for its award-winning global beauty brands like Avon, which spans across make-up, skincare, fragrance, personal care, hair care, fashion, and home products.

Maverick mentality: How CFO Charl Keyter thinks outside the boss

Maverick mentality: How CFO Charl Keyter thinks outside the boss

Outside of work, Charl Keyter, the CFO of the publicly traded mining company Sibanye-Stillwater, is highly competitive. He has been actively engaged in sports throughout his life and is currently aiming to compete in the 2025 Comrades Marathon. In 2022, he set himself the goal of finishing an Ironman triathlon before turning 50. He achieved this milestone in September 2023, crossing the finish line at the Emilia-Romagna event in Italy.

CFO Bright Amisi explains how laziness can inspire success

CFO Bright Amisi explains how laziness can inspire success

‘Daddy, I think you should get a job at this building so that you can walk across the street and come watch me play sports at school,’ Bright Amisi’s six-year-old daughter said as he dropped her off at her school, sometime in 2008. The building she was referring to was the headquarters of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in Pretoria.