Bruce Bydawell


Job Title: CFO

Company: Alexander Forbes


Bruce Bydawell has been the chief financial officer of Alexander Forbes since 1 April 2019.

Bruce has over 25 years' experience in finance, audit, accounting, taxation, financial reporting, debt structuring and corporate finance, of which more than 16 years has been with Alexander Forbes.

Before his role as CFO, Bruce served as FD of Alexander Forbes Group Services and was responsible for the central group finance function.

Among his achievements, Bruce was part of the finance team that took the company through private equity ownership between 2007 and 2014 and its relisting on the JSE in July 2014.

Bruce completed his articles with Deloitte (South Africa) in Johannesburg and subsequently spent three years with Deloitte (United States) in numerous audit roles. He has also spent a number of years in corporates such as Presmed Healthcare and Deutsche Bank.

For his work as the CFO of Alexander Forbes, Bruce has been nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards. 

2019 – Present     CFO, Alexander Forbes
2014 – 2018          FD, Alexander Forbes Group Services
2013 – 2014          Financial manager & head of analytics, Deutsche Bank
2010 – 2012          COO, COIDLink
1998 – 2010          Group financial manager, Alexander Forbes

1987 – 1990           B.Com, accounting, University of Cape Town

About company: Alexander Forbes offers integrated retirement, investment, life and insurance solutions to create, grow and protect your wealth and assets.

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