Distell's Lucas Verwey nominated for CFO Award

Distell CFO Lucas Verwey has been nominated for a CFO Award in 2017. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.

Lucas joined Distell in 2014 and was appointed the director of group finance in September 2015. He is responsible for financial planning and control, information technology and statutory reporting and is both a chartered accountant and a chartered financial analyst.

The Distell Group, Africa's biggest producer of wines, spirits, ciders, and ready-to-drink beverages, is conducting an investment programme designed to enhance its competitiveness as it seeks to double the size of its business by 2020.