Chris is a risk, compliance and audit professional with 25 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.

Experience

  • Head of Tax and Financial Controls

    at Qatargas

    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

    at Qatargas

    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

    at State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates

    January 2008 - January 2009

    Abū Z̧aby

    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

    at Buffalo City Municipality

    March 2004 - December 2007

    Eastern Cape

    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

    at Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board

    September 2001 - August 2007

    Eastern Cape

    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.

  • Audit Manager

    at Auditor - General of South Africa

    August 1997 - August 2001

    Eastern Cape

    Managing diverse audit portfolio including leading international (United Nations) national, regional and local authority audit assignments

  • Senior Manager - Finance

    at Eastern Cape Development Agency

    February 1994 - July 1997

    Eastern Cape

    Responsible for full financial function, including Board reporting and presentation

  • Senior Taxation Officer

    at South African Revenue Services

    January 1989 - January 1994

    Eastern Cape

    Tax Compliance Income tax audits. VAT audits Special Tax Investigations

  • Audit Teamleader

    at KPMG

    January 1986 - January 1989

    Eastern Cape

    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

Education

  • 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

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Conversation

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