Eqstra Holdings Ltd appoints David Austin as new CFO
David Austin (pictured) has been appointed to the Eqstra board of directors as chief financial officer, effective 1 May 2016. Austin will be taking over from current CFO and CEO Jannie Serfontein, who will focus solely on his role as CEO going forward.
- For his work as CFO of Eqstra, Jannie Serfontein was nominated for the CFO Awards 2014.
- Read a previous interview conducted with Jannie Serfontein about his role as CFO of Eqstra.
Jannie Serfontein, Eqstra CEO, said of David's appointment:
"We are very pleased to have a person of David's calibre joining Eqstra to help the group execute its strategy."
David served as CFO of Hulamin Limited from March 2013 before accepting this appointment. He previously served in senior positions within Macsteel. From 2007 he was a director of Macsteel International South Africa, after serving as CFO of the Macsteel International Trading group from February 2010. David's earlier experience included various senior financial positions within the Barlows Group, including Group FM and Group Secretary of the CG Smith Group Limited, a major listed subsidiary Group of Barlows.
David, a CA, is a graduate of the University of Natal and completed his articles with EY. He spent two years at EY's London office before joining the Barlow Rand Group in South Africa.