Chris is a risk, compliance and audit professional with 30 year international career. Currently leading tax, risk and controls for an LNG company in the Energy sector, his achievements include design & implementation of controls and compliance systems benchmarked on leading international standards.
Head of Tax and Financial Controls
May 2018 - at Present
Baladīyat ad Dawḩah
Heading up Corporate Taxation and Financial Controls and Risk Management with a team of 5 reporting for Qatargas, the world's leading producer of LNG.After it's recent merger with the former Rasgas, Qatargas produces 77mtpa of LNG as well as a wide array of associated products through its multi- JV's with internatio nal oil companies and it's two world class refineries. My portfolio includes responsibility for tax planning, financial authority delegations, audit support, self assessments, issues management and policy and procedure design and quality review
Head of Controls Management Division
May 2009 - April 2018
Baladīyat ad Dawḩah
Qatargas 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
January 2008 - January 2009
Restructured 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
March 2004 - December 2007
I 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
September 2001 - August 2007
Full 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.
August 1997 - August 2001
Managing diverse audit portfolio including leading international (United Nations) national, regional and local authority audit assignments
Senior Manager - Finance
February 1994 - July 1997
Responsible for full financial function, including Board reporting and presentation
Senior Taxation Officer
January 1989 - January 1994
Tax Compliance Income tax audits. VAT audits Special Tax Investigations
January 1986 - January 1989
Obtained 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
at SA Institute of Professional Accountants
1992 - at Present (26 years) Eastern Cape
Bachelor of Accounting Science Honors
at University of South Africa
1987 - 1988 (1 year) Gauteng
Bachelor of Commerce
at Rhodes University
1981 - 1984 (3 years) Eastern Cape
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