Current position: Leo was previously a director in one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms, specialising in risk and internal audit services. He retired in 2013 and is now an independent professional consulting in the areas of Governance, risk management systems and internal auditing.
Length of employment: Leo worked at his previous firm for 44 years, being a partner/director for 33 of these years. He started his own consultancy in 2013.
Residing office: Pietermaritzburg.
Professional qualifications: M Com. CA (SA).
Institute of Directors: Fellow of the Institute of Directors (F.Inst.D).
Institute of Internal Auditors: Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors SA.
Language skills: English, Afrikaans.
Country experience: Southern Africa and the United Kingdom.
Experience: Leo has a background in auditing, financial management and administration, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal audit services and risk and corporate governance consulting. He also has experience in conducting internal audit quality assurance reviews. He has a passion for good governance and ethical business practices. He is currently a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees in a company in the private sector, as well as being a trustee of several trusts.
Leo’s market segment experience includes: Insurance, Industrial, Education, Agricultural, Local Government, Retail and the Motor Industry.
Professional membership: SA Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Leo is the current Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business having served as President for four years.