South African Post Office: Nichola Dewar

Nichola Dewar has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of South African Post Office since December 2016 until 1 September 2018.

Nichola Dewar was appointed CFO of the South African Post Office (SAPO) in December 2016 before joining A2Pay in 2018. Prior to her appointment at SAPO she held a number of senior financial positions including Finance Director at Compass Group SA and Microsoft SA, and Head of Finance at Barclays Africa and ME. She was an Associate at McKinsey and a Senior Manager at KPMG. She has a B.Sc Honours and an M.Com from UCT and she is a CA (SA). 

Work
2018 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, A2Pay
2016 – Present    Group Chief Financial Officer, South African Post Office
2015 – 2016         Acting Group Chief Financial Officer, South African Post Office
2009 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Postbank, South African Post Office 
2008 – 2009         Finance Director, Compass Group South Africa
2007 – 2008         Finance Director, Microsoft South Africa
2005 – 2007         Head of Finance Projects, Barclays Africa and Middle East
2004 – 2005         Head of Finance, Barclays Africa and Middle East
2002 – 2004         Senior Manager Strategic Finance, Stanbic Africa
2000 – 2002         Associate, McKinsey 
1998 – 2000         Senior Manager, KPMG
1992 – 1997         Manager of Financial Institution Team, Deloitte

Education
1994 – 1994         CA(SA), SAICA
1993 – 1994         M.Com, Accounting, UCT
1990 – 1990         Post Graduate Diploma, Accounting, UCT
1990 – 1990         B.Com Hons, Accounting, UCT
1989 – 1989         Accounting Conversion Course, Commerce, UCT
1988 – 1988         B.Sc Hons, Mathematics, UCT
1985 – 1987         B.Sc, Mathematics, UCT

About South African Post Office: South African Postal Office is the national postal service of South Africa and as a state-owned enterprise, its only shareholder is the South African government. In terms of South African law, the Post Office is the only entity legally allowed to accept reserved mail and as such operates a monopoly. It employs over 23 820 people and operated more than 2 486 postal outlets throughout the country. Its main subsidiary is Postbank, a financial services provider. In 2015, South African Post Office reported a revenue of R5.012 million.