Servest: Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh has been Group Chief Financial Officer since April 2012.

Peter joined Servest in April 2012, bringing with him a solid track record of senior roles at companies like Experian and Woolworths despite being only 36 years old. His passion for communication, leadership and the demystification of finance through partnering with the business is what drives him to succeed. 

Peter has steered numerous acquisitions across the line and also played a key role in Servest becoming 51% black owned. He was also a key negotiator in the financed MBI deal. He believes that the finance function cannot be just one of reporting and compliance, but that finance needs to be adding real bottom line profits to the business. He has a post-graduate diploma in accounting from the University of Cape Town.

Work
2012 – Present        Group Chief Financial Officer, Servest 
2011 – 2012             Financial Director, Experian South Africa
2009 – 2010             Financial Director, V&A Waterfront
2005 – 2009             Head of Finance: Retail, Woolworths

Education
1998 – 1998             Postgraduate Diploma, Accounting, UCT
1994 – 1997             B.Bus.Sci, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, UCT

About Servest: Servest is a global service related company. Head quartered in the UK, Servest still remains a South African company. The company was started in South Africa during the 1930s and has deep roots in the country, as well as offices and manufacturing facilities. It has offices in offices in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and the UK. Servest employs over 50 000 staff across more than 20 000 sites.

Servest provides a comprehensive range of facilities management services, from building services to cleaning and catering to security, plus more.