Meet CFO Awards 2016 nominee Clifford Appel, CFO of The Department of Social Development

Clifford Appel | Chief Financial Officer | Department of Social Development

Clifford Appel - current CFO of the Department of Social Development - started his career as a Senior Manager for the Guateng Department of Agriculture. After leaving this position, Appel gained a lot of experience in finance related management positions. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Guateng Treasury as well as the Acting Chief Financial Officer of Guateng Department of Finance. In 2012, Appel became the Chief Financial Officer of the South Africen Social Security Agency.

Cliffor Appel holds a BCom from the University of Pretorial and a MBA from the Thswane University of Technology. For his work as the CFO of the Department of Social Development, Appel has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2016.

CFO since: 2008

Career:

2014 - present

Chief Financial Officer, Department of Social Development

2012 - 2014

Chief Financial Officer, South African Social Security Agency

2010 - 2012

Acting Chief Financial Officer, Guateng Department of Finance

2008 - 2010

Chief Financial Officer, Guateng Treasury

2004 - 2008

Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management, Guateng Department of Agriculture

Education:

BCom - University of Pretorial
Matric - Eersterust High
MBA - Tshwan
e University of Technology

Department of Social Development
The Department of Welfare was renamed The Department of Social Development in July 2000. The Department of Social Development has two important core functions: First, they are responsible for the managing and overseeing of social security, as well as encompassing social assistance and social insurance policies. These policies aim to prevent and reduce poverty. The Department of Social Development also offers developmental social welfare services that provide support to reduce poverty and the impact of HIV and AIDS.