Grant Hardy looks forward to further driving Capitec’s impact as its new CFO

Grant has taken over the role of CFO following the retirement of André du Plessis.

Grant Hardy has officially taken over the role of CFO at Capitec following the retirement of André du Plessis at the end of June.

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“I feel immensely privileged and grateful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead,” Grant says. ”I am passionate about Capitec, what we are building and the continued positive impact we strive to make in the lives of our clients.”

Grant has been with Capitec since 2015 and worked closely with André in his previous role as head of financial management. “Being part of André’s team and reporting to him has allowed me to learn about business, leadership, Capitec and myself. I believe this puts me in a good position as I step into this role, ” he says.

He explains that his first course of action in the new role will be to ensure the bank continues to unlock the full potential of all the people and teams at Capitec. “I am a firm believer that if you want to go fast, you go alone, but if you want to go far, you go together. From what I have seen over the years the talent at Capitec can take us incredibly far.”

Grant believes it’s important to remain humble, hungry and to challenge yourself consistently. “Through the application of these principles, I know that we can continue delivering products and services to our clients that are simple, affordable, and accessible with unbelievable personal service. For us it is not enough to just be a bank. We want to be a catalyst for meaningful and positive change in our clients’ lives,” he concludes.