December 14, 2016

The strategic partner: Dennis Tan

After spending five years in Germany, Dennis Tan returned east in 2012 to take up the role of CFO for DHL Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong for a move he describes as “a bit of a homecoming”. “It allowed me to reflect on how incredible the growth in this region has been with the company having solidified its leading market position in Asia in 2011 with 40 percent market share,” he says.
November 30, 2016

Cybersecurity: Identify the weakest link

Do forensic accountants have a role to play in investigating cybercrime? Rachel Richardson ACA and Paul Kelly ACA consider the forensic accountant’s skillset against the backdrop of this new and rapidly growing type of fraud.
November 30, 2016

Accountancy firms thriving in volatility

Adaptable firms are finding they can chart the right course despite market volatility, reports Robert Outram.
November 30, 2016

Transformational Leadership

According to an article published by Forbes about the world’s greatest leaders research shows that in order to lead and do business in the modern era leaders need to exemplify a new model of leadership.
September 9, 2016

Sustainability reporting examples

Internationally, many entities now publish a report on their sustainability progress and policies on an annual basis.
September 8, 2016

The G20 embraces green finance

The G20’s finance ministers and central-bank governors have begun to undertake a stunning shift in mindset.
September 8, 2016

Centre screen: Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel has finance in her blood. One of her most vivid childhood memories is going with her father, a bank manager for Barclays, to his place of work and playing in the vaults. “It was one of those old-fashioned branches where the manager would sit on a raised platform literally overseeing everything.
September 8, 2016

Rising to the challenge: Sizwe Nxasana

Sizwe Nxasana has a personal philosophy that a CEO should lead an organisation for no longer than 10 years. “It’s important – not only for your own personal growth but for the development of the company. After 10 years, it’s time to create opportunities for others to take a firm forward and create new challenges for yourself.”
September 8, 2016

Born for business: Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne admits to being a bit of a financial geek as a child, reading the Financial Times and managing his own small share portfolio. “It’s fair to say I’ve been fascinated by business from an early age,” he smiles.
September 8, 2016

Giving fashion a business edge: Rhys Faleafa

When Rhys Faleafa was General Manager of iconic New Zealand streetwear brand Huffer, he would pitch up at business meetings with people expecting him to be streetwise and enterprising. But what they don’t always expect is that he’s a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of consultancy, lecturing and audit experience behind him.