Executive Search Status:



Nature of Business:


Group Executive Director, Audit

Major Projects environment

Johannesburg (Global Operations)

Company Background:

Major Projects environment


Position Summary:

Board level role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer with responsibility and authority for the delivery of:

  • A group wide internal audit function - strategy - planning - implementation - recommending improvements
  • Working with Managers on improvement plans
  • Reporting to Board Sub-Committees of Audit, Health, Safety & Environmental and Risk Management

Key areas of activity:

  • Operational business background with audit experience at a senior level
  • Experience in strategy formulation, implementation and delivery
  • Experience in designing, implementing and reviewing corporate governance, risk management processes and internal controls
  • Some experience in the implementation and workings of information systems
  • Experience in a project related operational environment is highly desirable
  • Board level experience would be advantageous
  • Up to date knowledge of both local and international auditing standards, risk practices and ISO ratings

Key Attributes Required:

  • Must be a graduate, ideally a Chartered Accountant or Engineer with deep financial, risk and Business Management Systems experience and literacy
  • Able to interact with executive and non-executive directors as well as management, rapidly developing a high level of credibility and respect for opinions provided, integrity and a commitment to change for the better of the group
  • Able to stand his/her ground and vigorously debate issues despite adversity and stick to and defend his/her principles on major issues of dispute, retaining independence and objectivity in a non-confrontational manner