The Finance Team Group (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Robson as Executive Chairman of the company effective from 1 August 2013.
Grant holds a BCom, BCompt (Hons) and is a CA(SA), having completed his articles at KPMG. Grant’s commercial experience includes roles in financial services (African Bank) and the medical industry (Medco), along with international mining experience (Petra Diamonds Plc).
Grant has also served as the CFO of MvelaMasefield (Pty) Ltd, the energy trading subsidiary of the Mvelaphanda Group, with both local and international operations. During his tenure, Grant was also responsible for the company’s operations in East Africa, specifically Tanzania and Zanzibar. Following his role at MvelaMasefield, Grant was appointed Financial Director of Whiz Property Group (Pty) Ltd, a Johannesburg based, multi-million rand, commercial property development business.
More recently, Grant was the Co-Founder of the FD Centre SA, the South African Division of the International FD Centre Group based in the UK, with specific accountability for the Johannesburg region. Grant was fundamental in building the FD Centre brand and developing his team of Principals employed in the Gauteng team and was responsible for some key clients such as Kagiso Media, RTT, ICR Electrical, Le-Sel Research, MB Technologies and Mpact, contributing significantly to making the South African division the second largest division internationally for the FD Centre.
With more and more fast-growing companies following the growing trend of employing financial staff on a part-time or interim basis, saving the considerable expense of a full-time person, businesses are increasingly turning to flexible sources of skills and expertise. The Finance Team is committed to provide companies with Financial Managers, Project Accountants and Chief Financial Officers on a part-time or interim basis – for exactly the length of time they are needed and no longer. It is with this in mind that Grant’s role at The Finance Team will be focused on client acquisition, service delivery and client retention, with Grant assuming the critical role of ensuring the fulfilment of The Finance Team’s commitment to clients.
Richard Angus, the Chief Executive Officer of The Finance Team comments, “We are excited to have such a prominent individual as Grant Robson join our team. This addition will not only add significant experience and knowledge to the existing team, but Grant’s great reputation in the industry will be invaluable in assisting with the growth of The Finance Team. This will allow us to create the South African market leader in the provision of Part Time | Interim Financial Executives.”
Grant remarked about his appointment: “I am delighted to join The Finance Team. It has always been my wish to be associated with South African companies that are passionate and that focus on excellent client service and address the needs of clients in a unique way. I look forward to working with Richard and the team in building The Finance Team into a market leader that never loses focus on its true reason for its existence – its’ clients and the team of people that serve them.”