Dawn Mbatha


Job Title: CFO

Company: IEC


Dawn Mbatha was appointed as the CFO of the IEC (Electoral Commission of South Africa) in December 2020. She has also served as a non-executive board chair of Segokaku Transport and non-executive director of Cricket South Africa in that time. 

She joined the IEC in 2019 as the interim CFO. Before that, she was the associate director of the TFR Consortium at the Department of Defence, as well as the interim CFO of the Road Agency Limpopo SOC. 

Dawn started her career as an article clerk at SNG, and later became an audit manager. She was seconded to PwC Los Angeles as a senior associate, before returning to South Africa as an inspector for the Independent Regulating Board of Auditors. From 2015 to 2016 she was an audit partner at Ngubane & Co, and from 2016 until 2018 she was an audit committee member at the CATHSSETA (The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority).

Dawn is a qualified chartered accountant and CTA with a BAccSc degree from the University of Pretoria. She has also completed her APT at the University of Johannesburg. 

Dawn has been nominated for the 2024 CFO Awards for her work as the CFO of the IEC.

2020 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, IEC
2022 – 2023          Non-Executive Board Chair, Segokaku Transport
2020 – 2021          Non-Executive Director, Cricket South Africa
2019 – 2020          Interim Chief Financial Officer, IEC
2017 – 2019          Associate Director: TFR Consortium, Department of Defence
2017 – 2017          Interim Chief Financial Officer, Road Agency Limpopo SOC
2016 – 2018          Audit Committee Member, CATHSSETA 
2015 – 2016          Audit Partner, Ngubane & Co
2014 – 2014          Inspector, IRBA
2012 – 2012          Senior Associate, PwC Los Angeles
2007 – 2013          Article Clerk & Audit Manager, SNG

2008                        APT, University of Johannesburg
                                 CA(SA), SAICA
                                 BAccSc, University of Pretoria
                                 BCompt, Honours, (CTA), University of South Africa

Electoral Commission of South Africa - Wikipedia

About company: The Electoral Commission of South Africa is the country’s election management body, an indepnedent organisation established under chapter nine of the Constitution. It conducts elections to the National Assembly, provincial legislatures and municipal councils.

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