Alistair Roman


Job Title: Portfolio CFO and FD



After years of serving in various finance executive roles, Alistair Roman has become a portfolio CFO and FD, providing his financial services to organisations on an interim and consultancy basis.

Prior to this, he was the group FD and FD of Group IT and Transformation at Post Office, respectively. He has also been the global IT finance lead and global FD for BP, as well as the CFO for Profidata Group.

In addition to these senior finance roles, Alistair has been a lead partner of the CFO practice at DMSG, the finance and strategy business units director at Naspers, as well as a global director of finance and operations at Verisign.

His career started in South Africa though, where he was a trainee accountant at Deloitte, and later became an audit manager at Gobodo Inc.

Alistair has an executive MBA in business strategy from Henley Business School, has completed an audit specialist course from the National School of Accountancy, as well as a post graduate diploma in accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in addition to his BCom accounting degree from the University of the Western Cape, and an ND in cost accounting from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

2020 – Present     Portfolio Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director, Self Employed
2018 – 2020         Group Finance Director, Post Office
2017 – 2018         Finance Director: Group IT and Transformation, Post Office
2015 – 2017         Lead Partner: CFO Practice, DMSG
2013 – 2015         Global IT Finance Lead, BP
2010 – 2012         Global Finance Director, BP
2008 – 2010         Chief Financial Officer, Profidata Group
2007 – 2008         Business Unit Director: Finance & Strategy, Naspers
2000 – 2007         Global Director: Finance & Operations, Verisign
1998 – 2000         Audit Manager, Gobodo Inc
1996 – 1998         Trainee Accountant, Deloitte

2004 – 2007          Executive MBA, Business Strategy, Henley Business School
1999 – 1999          Audit Specialist Course, National School of Accountancy
1998 – 1998          Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1992 – 1994          BCom, Accounting, University of the Western Cape
1989 – 1991          ND Cost Accounting, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

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