Lucas Verwey has been the group FD of Distell since September 2015.
Lucas is a qualified CA(SA) with a CFA degree in accounting and business management. He also holds a bachelor of accounting science degree.
He joined Distell in 2014 as a non-executive director before being appointed as group FD. From 2013 to 2015 he served as the FD of CapeVin Holdings. Before that, he served as an investment executive at Remgro for five years.
Lucas has previously been nominated for the 2017 CFO Awards for his work as the group FD of Distell.
For his work as the group FD of Distell, Lucas has been nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards.
2015 – Present Group FD, Distell
2014 – 2015 Non-executive director, Distell
2013 – 2015 FD, Capevin Holdings
2008 – 2013 Investment executive, Remgro
CFA, Accounting and Business Management
1993 – 2003 B.Compt Honours
About company: Distell is a producer and marketer of wines, spirits, ciders and ready-to-drink beverages which are sold globally.
Job title: Group FD
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Lucas Verwey nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards
Lucas has been nominated for his work as the FD of Distell.
Lucas Verwey: Distell’s strategic finance leader
Distell group CFO Lucas Verwey relishes the strategic leadership and variety that his role offers him.
Logic and numbers always prevail, says Lucas Verwey, Group FD Distell
"It is a very fine balance between high level and detail, because you can't be high level without understanding the detail first."
Distell's Lucas Verwey nominated for 2017 CFO Awards
Distell CFO Lucas Verwey has been nominated for a CFO Award in 2017. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.