KPMG SA announces new exec team

Nhlamu Dlomu (pictured), KPMG South Africa’s new CEO, has announced an incoming executive team which she says will support her in “restoring public trust and rebuilding the firm”.

Dlomu said in a statement:

"I am pleased to announce a strong and experienced team of KPMG partners to lead the firm. This is day one for the new KPMG, a KPMG where public interest will share an equally important role with enhanced governance, quality and ethics."

Gary Pickering, a CA and audit partner, will lead the group's Audit practice, while Sipho Malaba, also a CA, will continue as the executive team member responsible for KPMG's largest business unit, Financial Services Audit, in addition to leading the firm's strategic projects. Granville Smith will lead the Advisory practice; Joubert Botha, currently the Chief Operating Officer for Tax, will serve as interim leader for that part of the business; Modise Maseng will lead the Public Sector work; and Makgotso Letsitsi will be the leader for KPMG People. Other noteworthy appointments include Andrew Cranston as the interim Chief Operating Office, and Brian Stephens as Head of Risk.

Dlomu said further: "We understand that the immediate road ahead will be challenging but I believe the individuals in this team have the necessary skill, experience, passion and energy to lead KPMG to, once again, be a standard setter in the profession."