Chris is an experienced finance, risk, compliance and audit professional with a 25 year international career. Currently leading risk and controls for a key player in the energy sector, achievements include design & implementation of compliance systems benchmarked on leading international standards.
Head of Controls Management Division
Qatargas May 2009 - at PresentQatargas is the world's leading producer of LNG through it's multi - Joint Ventures with leading international oil and gas corporates in Upstream and Downstream sectors. I head up risk management,controls and compliance for the Finance and Procurement Group providing assurance on compliance with the COSO-based internal controls system, business process risk management, design and implementation of process improvements, managing all audit relationships and issue management and resolution. Responsible for the design and governance of Financial Authority Delegation for multi- operating JV's and major construction projects.
Deputy Director - Audit Services
State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates January 2008 - January 2009Restructured the SAI audit service approach and methodology to align with international audit standards. Reengineered back office structural capacity. Responsible for consulting, budgetary and advisory services and leading multiple audit teams focused on the audit of state departments and government - owned entities.
Non-Executive Chair of the Audit Committee
Buffalo City Municipality March 2004 - December 2007I chaired the inaugural Audit Committee of this major South African Municipal Metro.Responsibilities included drafting of Audit Charter, designing the audit charter and corporate governance guidelines,responsibility for the performance of the Chief Internal Auditor and the Internal Audit function, chairing of meetings,review and recommendation of Audit Reports and recommending Annual Financial Statements for the approval of Council.
Chief Financial Officer
Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board September 2001 - August 2007Full financial and risk management responsibility, reporting in to the CEO, Audit Committee and Board. Adjudicating the award of casino and horseracing licenses and ensuring regulatory compliance in the leisure and gaming industry. Due diligence investigations on key casino and leisure industry capital development projects.
Auditor - General of South Africa August 1997 - August 2001Managing diverse audit portfolio including leading international (United Nations) national, regional and local authority audit assignments
KPMG January 1986 - January 1989Obtained my professional accounting certification whilst leading audit teams in the planning, execution and reporting of private sector assignments in the banking, automotive and family business sectors
Certified Professional Accountant
SA Institute of Professional Accountants
1992 - at Present (25 years) Eastern Cape
Bachelor of Accounting Science Honors
University of South Africa
1987 - 1988
(1 year) Gauteng
Bachelor of Commerce
1981 - 1984
(3 years) Eastern Cape