November 1 2017: NPI Governance Consulting is pleased to announced the appointment of Francois Pretorius as Chief Financial Officer to manage the full strategic operations and ensure the delivery of excellence to its clients. NPI CEO, Israel Noko said ‘I am excited about our new appointment as Francois brings many years of corporate experience in Audit and Financial Leadership into the business. Our clients will also benefit from his experience as well.” As CFO, Francois will be responsible for implementing financial and strategic objectives that enable NPI to meet its shareholder and clientele demand.
As a UNISA Accounting BCom (Hons) Graduate, Francois qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and completed his articles at KPMG. He spent 10 years at KPMG in a number of roles, primarily in the IT Audit arena, dealing with major clients in the banking sector. He has also managed the IT Audit department of Iscor and was a director at Arthur Andersen. Francois also passed the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam during this time.
Following from his time at Arthur Andersen, Francois spent time in the SMME environment as a business owner before moving into the consulting field as a consultant to SMME’s on both sales and finances and accounting. He has assisted a number of SMME’s with funding applications to financial institutions and Government Departments.
More recently Francois has acted as the Financial Director of a listed company and has assisted with the listing of the company on the JSE, drawing up the Governance Pack and assisting with establishing the company infrastructure, including the IT environment before moving back into the consulting world. Francois has assisted SMME’s with ERP package implementations and resolution of post implementation issues.
“I have tremendous respect for NPI Governance Consulting and the work they do in the transformation and SME space, and I am excited to join a company that is successfully delivering on its mission of “Pioneering Equitable Growth in Africa” said Pretorius. “I look forward to continuing NPI’s commitment to its core values, and financial and operational discipline, and am honored to be part of the team”.
For more information contact:
Casandra Kruger, NPI Executive Assistant to CEO
Tell: (+27) 011 259 4018