Maureen Manyama


Job Title: CFO

Company: Wits University


Maureen Manyama has been the CFO of Wits University since 1 March 2022. Her career has seen her hold many titles, including CFO of Hollard Insurance BU, Airports Company South Africa, and the South African Forestry Company (SAFCOL). She also briefly served as the acting CEO of SAFCOL from 2011 until 2012.

Maureen has held various non-executive directorship roles at organisations like South African Reserve Bank, Rural Housing Loan Fund and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Company. She has also held various chairperson roles, including for the audit and risk committee at the Public Administration Leadership Management Academy.

Her career started as a trainee accountant at PwC in 1999. The next year, she joined the Auditor General of SOuth Africa as an audit manager. She later joined Absa as a financial manager of its Home Loans division, and served as the executive of finance and support of the Postbank Division at the South African Post Office for four years.

She holds an MBA from GIBS Business School, as well as a postgraduate diploma in integrated reporting and a BCom honours degree in taxation from the University of Pretoria. She is a qualified CA(SA) from SAICA, and also hold a BCompt Honours and CTA in accounting from UNISA.

2022 – Present      Chief Financial Officer, Wits University
2017 – 2021           Council Member, Nelson Mandela University
2017 – 2018           Chief Financial Officer, Hollard Insurance BU
2014 – 2017           Non-Executive Director, South African Reserve Bank
2013 – 2017           Chief Financial Officer, Airports Company South Africa
2010 – 2013           Audit & Risk Committee Chairperson, Public Administration Leadership and                                                  Management Academy
2013 – 2013           Deputy Chairperson, RISIMA Housing Finance Corporation
2010 – 2013           Group Chief Financial Officer, Acting Chief Executive Officer, South African                                                    Forestry Company
2010 – 2011           Non-Executive Director, Rural Housing Loan Fund
2009 – 2011           Non-Executive Director, Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Company
2004 – 2011           Non-Executive Director, Audit & Risk Committee Member, Chairperson,                                                           Various Organisations
2006 – 2010          Executive: Finance & Support, South African Post Office, Postbank Division
2004 – 2006          Financial Manager: Home Loans, Absa
2000 – 2002          Audit Manager, Auditor General of South Africa
1999 – 1999          Trainee Accountant, PwC

2006 – 2007          MBA, GIBS Business School
2013 – 2013          Postgraduate Diploma, Integrated Reporting, University of Pretoria
2003 – 2003          BCom Honours, Taxation, University of Pretoria
2002 – 2002          Chartered Accountant(SA), SAICA
1999 – 1999          BCompt Honours, CTA, Accounting, University of South Africa
1994 – 1997          BCom, Accounting, University of Cape Town

University of the Witwatersrand - Wikipedia

About company: The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, commonly known as Wits University or Wits, is a multi-campus public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg, South Africa.

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