Finance enables transformation, says Department of Social Development CFO, Clifford Appel
Clifford Appel, a 2016 CFO Awards nominee in the public sector category, and finance head of the Department of Social Development, shared his thoughts on transformation and the role that finance plays, as part of a feature on the subject in CFO Magazine, contributed by Roy Clark.
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"Finance is a key enabler, implementer and enforcer of transformation and empowerment. For me, transformation speaks about how the organisation can adjust to the needs of the public. We have a very dynamic customer and that requires continuous change. When you require change in people, you need to empower them. The staff needs to be transformed, just like management and our partners, because society is changing."