CFO Profile: Ronel van Dijk | Spur

Ronel van Dijk | Chief Financial Officer | Spur Group

Ronel van Dijk - current CFO of Spur - graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with an Honours degree in Accounting. After that, she qualified as a CA(SA) in 1997. She has worked as an audit manager in Cape Town. In January 2003, Ms. van Dijk became the Group Financial Director of Spur Corp Ltd, after which she moved on to being Group Chief Financial Officer In January 2005. Ms. van Dijk became the Financial Director of the company in September 2006. In February 2012, Ronel van Dijk became the Chief Financial Officer of Spur Corporation Limited.

The fact that Ms. van Dijk has worked for Spur in various positions for quite a long time, caused her to gain - in her own words- the 'Spur DNA' . Because of this, she is involved in all elements of strategy, even testing equipment and tasting food. Ms. van Dijk says she owes her success to working with "strong people who speak up when they disagree." For her work as the CFO of Spur, Ronel van Dijk was nominated for the CFO Awards 2015.

More about Ronel van Dijk:
Spur CFO Ronel van Dijk: tasting, testing and the Spur DNA
In the News: Travel and IT innovation for Spur's longtime CFO Ronel van Dijk
CFOs of Oceana, Spur and Ascendis Health speak to Awards judges
South African CFOs find common ground
Ronel van Dijk: "Shortly after I took over I changed the way we report on our international businesses. That benefited us"
CFO South Africa's first Round Table discussion; Can you grill a burger and fly an airplane?
Michael van Straten, Financial Director Servest Marine: "Treat one with respect and you will get it back."
CFO Awards 2015: as it happened (with all the quotes!)


Nationality:
South African
CFO Since: February 2002

Career:

  • 2002 - Present: Financial Director - Spur Group
  • 1995 - 2002: Audit manager - Arthur Andersen

Education:

  • SAICA -CA (SA)
  • University of Stellenbosch -Honours Degree, Accounting

Spur Group Ltd
Listed: JSE
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
Industry: Gaming, Lodging & Restaurants


Activities
Spur Corporation Limited operates as a franchisor in sit-down family restaurants. As of June 30, 2014, it operated 270 Spur Steak Ranches, 68 Panarottis Pizza Pasta restaurants, 33 John Dory's Fish Grill Sushi outlets, 61 Captain DoRegos, and 6 Hussar Grill Steakhouses in South Africa, as well as 39 Spur Steak Ranches, 11 Panarottis Pizza Pasta restaurants, and 2 Captain DoRegos outlets internationally. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Century City, South Africa.

Financial Results (Rm)

2011

2012

2013

2014

Revenue

Revenue

Revenue

Revenue

403

503

671

732

2011

2012

2013

2014

Total Income

Total Income

Total Income

Total Income

111

168

190

194