Ralph Buddle


Job Title: CFO

Company: TFG


Ralph Buddle has been the CFO of TFG (The Foshini Group) since April 2024. Before that, he was the company’s group head of finance and advisory.

Ralph joined TFG from Oceana Group, where he was interim CFO for a year, and acting company secretary for a couple of months. He spent 18 years at Woolworths before this, first as head of corporate finance for 14 years, and later as director of strategy and business development for four years. He has served in various finance manager roles with companies, including Irvin and Johnson, Anglian Water Services and Multistar Tank Leasing.

Ralph completed his articles at MGI Bass Gordon in 1991 after completing his postgraduate diploma in accounting at the University of Cape Town.

2024 – Present      Chief Financial Officer, TFG
2021 – Present      Member: Board of Trustees, The Table Mountain Fund
2020 – Present      Non-Executive, Ecolution Credit
2023 – 2024           Group Head: Finance and Advisory, TFG
2022 – 2023           Interim Chief Financial Officer, Oceana Group
2022 – 2022           Acting Company Secretary, Oceana Group
2015 – 2019           Director: Strategy and Business Development, Woolworths
2001 – 2015           Head of Corporate Finance, Woolworths
2000 – 2001           General Manager: Finance, Irvin and Johnson
1997 – 2000           Group Finance Manager, Anglian Water Services
1996 – 1996           Finance Manager, Multistar Tank Leasing
1991 – 1996           Group Financial Accountant, Irvin and Johnson
1986 – 1991           Article Clerk, MGI Bass Gordon

1986 – 1989           Postgraduate Diploma, Accounting, University of Cape Town

About company: TFG is a diverse group with a successful portfolio of 28 leading fashion retail brands across various lifestyle and merchandise categories.

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