Over 20 years’ experience in retail and investment bankingI’ve worked in both the financial services and capital markets industries, and have also dealt with the mining and petrochemical industries. I have been extensively involved in systems implementation projects ranging from retail core banking deployments to centralized general ledger implementations for large banking institutions. The projects I’ve been involved in have spanned various countries throughout Africa including South Africa, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Nigeria. This has given me significant insight into those markets and the challenges of conducting financial services throughout Africa.
Analysis, development, project management and moreAlthough my focus has predominantly been within the finance function of business, I’ve also had considerable exposure to the IT, operations and trading areas.
Dec 2022 - ...
Senior Business AnalystWorking as data analyst at Discovery Bank in South Africa to ensure data delivery for new banking products being developed.
Apr 2019 - Nov 2022
Feature AnalystWorked as a feature analyst at Standard Bank South Africa, on the analysis and design of a new rolling forecast and budgeting solution for the retail banking finance division, using SAP Analytics and Microsoft PowerBI tools.
Oct 2015 - Mar 2019
Senior Business Systems AnalystWorked at Deutsche Bank South Africa as lead business analyst and project manager responsible for a long-term project to replace the debt trading business’s local back-office and finance systems with the group’s global systems and also maintained many of the local branch's legacy systems.
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Principal ConsultantWorked on the Finacle Core Banking system implementation for Standard Bank Africa's Retail division.
The project involved the deployment of full core banking systems to several African countries including Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Nigeria.
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012
Project ManagerManaged various projects that were part of the bank's expansion into Africa including the launch of new offices, new products and the implementation of new systems.
May 2004 - Oct 2010
Rand Merchant Bank
Financial Systems AnalystDeveloped a new financial reporting system for the Equities trading division, thereby transforming a labour-intensive, spreadsheet-based reporting process into an efficient, automated, data-rich environment.
Implemented a new trading platform for the division’s overseas trading branch.
Part of the project team responsible for the planning and deployment of a major new financial reporting and general ledger platform for the entire bank.
Jan 1999 - Apr 2004
Senior ConsultantWorked as a consultant and project manager on a wide range of IT focused projects in industries ranging from Retail Banking and Financial Services to Petrochemicals and Mining.
Also completed accounting articles outside of public practice (TOPP) during this period.