Tarsus group FD Joanne Tanner to pursue new chapter

Joanne’s resignation follows that of the group CEO Miles Crisp, and plans for a buyout of the company.

Joanne Tanner has resigned as the group FD of Tarsus to pursue other opportunities. Tarsus CEO Miles Crisp has also resigned.

Joanne has been with the company for 10 years and will officially step down from her role in August. She was appointed as group FD in February 2019. Before that she served in various senior finance roles, including senior group finance executive, group finance executive, as well as group treasury and risk manager.

Prior to joining Tarsus, Joanne served in various finance roles with companies like Gemalto, Worldmark and Deloitte Canada. She completed her articles with Deloitte South Africa.

The double resignation comes while the company is in the middle of a buyout with Alviva.

Board chairman Lawrence Barnett said that although the company would have been pleased to retain the services of Miles and Joanne after the acquisition, the board respects their decision to pursue new careers and wishes them well. “We thank them for their contributions to the group over the years. We will miss their wisdom, commitment, steady leadership and deep industry experience.”