Anabel Vieira excited to contribute her skills to Octodec as its new FD

Anabel Vieira will be taking over from exiting Anthony Stein as the FD of Octodec.

Octodec has appointed Anabel Vieira as its new executive financial director following the resignation of Anthony Stein.

“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to work alongside an established and experienced executive management team, and at the same time contribute my own skills to the management of what is an incredibly large and diversified portfolio of assets,” says Anabel.

Anthony will be emigrating with his family to Australia. In order to ensure a smooth transition of the finance function, Anthony’s resignation will be effective from 31 August 2021. He will remain employed by City Property until 31 December 2021 in order to facilitate a successful completion of the company’s financial year-end and handover process.

“Anthony Stein is a highly decorated and skilled finance executive,” says Anabel, adding that they have worked closely together over the years in her capacity as a senior financial manager at City Property Administration, as well as during her tenure as a senior partner at Grant Thornton.

“I look forward to building on the great foundation he had laid with solid structures and processes entrenched in the business,” she says. “I am passionate about property and particularly, the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg and Tshwane CBDs – I hope to play some part in ensuring these initiatives continue at scale.”

Anthony will also be resigning from his position as director and debt officer of Premium Properties and Anabel will be appointed to these roles with effect from 1 September 2021.

Anabel has been part of the Octodec finance team for the past five years, during which she has overseen the finance department of City Property Administration, Octodec’s asset and property manager.

Prior to joining City Property, Anabel was a partner at Grant Thornton for 23 years. For seven of those years, she was the audit partner of Premium Properties, which has subsequently merged with Octodec.