POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: a leading professional services body

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chairman of the Board



The Chief Executive Officer must provide leadership to the country’s top professional body and one of the most highly ranked globally as well, not only taking into consideration the current macro-economic environment, but with the strategic view of positioning the Institute for future relevance & growth



  • At least 10-15 years in a senior management position
  • Seven or more years in the financial services industry
  • Qualified chartered accountant [CA(SA)] qualification will be strong advantage
  • A post-graduate management degree (especially an MBA) will be an advantage
  • Ability to persuade and influence, not just colleagues but external stakeholders and critics as well
  • Delivering results as per strategic goals and meeting stakeholder expectations
  • Highly-developed and proven business acumen
  • Analysis and futurist thinking
  • Strong leadership, supervision and networking skills
  • Highly commercial and agile thinker with strong focus on actively managing and improving the operational efficiencies and performance of the Institute




  • Must have the ability to create and nurture strong relationships at the highest level in the public and private sector environment
  • Play an active role in the determination and implementation of the body strategy, in collaboration with the Board and Senior Executive
  • Ensure that appropriate risk & governance structures are in place
  • Oversee the development and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures and work practices aligned to the values  and corporate governance principles
  • The CEO must be able to demonstrate results in managing and implementing successful turnaround strategies at an organisational or large divisional level


Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.