ARB Holdings: Grant Scrutton

Grant Scrutton has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director since October 2015.

Grant Scrutton qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1986, serving his articles with KPMG, and remaining with the firm for another five years after completion. During his time there he participated in KPMG’s international rotational program in the USA. Grant then joined Voltex, where he was promoted to Financial Director. Grant’s career took him to Powertech, where he was also promoted to Group Financial Director. After this he held numerous positions with Afgri before joining Winhold Limited as Group Financial Director. Grant joined ARB in October 2015 and has extensive experience in trading operations, plastic manufacturing, mining and industrial supplies sectors. Grant is also a member of the Risk Committee.

Work
2015 – Present        Financial Director, ARB Holdings
2010 – 2015            Financial Director, Winhold Ltd
2008 – 2010            COO and CEO, Royal Bafokeng Capital - SACMH
2004 – 2008            Divison Financial Director (Shops, stores and distribution),                                           AFGRI Royal Bafokeng Capital - SACMH
1990                          KPMG 

Education
1989                          CA(SA) requirements and Honours in Accounting
1982 – 1985            Bachelors Degree, Accounting and Finance, Honours, WITS
1973 – 1979            CBC Pretoria High School

About ARB Holdings: ARB Holdings is an investment holding company for businesses involved in the trading and distribution of electrical, lighting and related products to the mining, industrial, construction, parastatal, retail and domestic markets across South and southern Africa. ARB Holdings comprises two main operating divisions, namely Electrical and Lighting. ARB also holds exclusive rights to distribute various leading international electrical products into the SADC region.

ARB Holdings listed on the Main Board of the JSE in November 2007, in the Industrial Goods and Services (Electronic and Electrical Equipment) Sector.

ARB has a property portfolio of 15 properties across South Africa with an approximate market value of R177 million. The Group has maintained its revenue at R2.5 billion in 2017.