UCT’s Ashley Francis nominated for 2020 CFO Awards

14 April 2020 | Story Staff writer. Photo Lerato Maduna. Read time 1 min.
UCT’s executive director of finance, Ashley Francis, says he is honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious accolade.
UCT’s executive director of finance, Ashley Francis, says he is honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious accolade.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) executive director of finance, Ashley Francis, has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of South African finance – which will take place on Wednesday, 25 November 2020.

The annual CFO Awards recognise chief financial officers (CFO) of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.

Nominations are submitted by a panel of judges, business leaders, colleagues, finance teams and partners. A shortlist is prepared by the experts of CFO South Africa under the supervision of a panel of judges.

“I am honoured to have been nominated. The work of a CFO, or in our case, Executive Director: Finance, has shape-shifted tremendously from the past in that today’s CFOs need to possess a more encompassing, innovative mindset to ensure financial sustainability,” said Francis.

“The size of UCT is on par and, in many instances, larger than some JSE-listed companies and thus requires financial acumen and gravitas at a very high level. I’ve been fortunate to help shape a dedicated and efficient team of excellent professionals around me to define a set of innovative, yet robust strategies which we are able to execute.”

View the full list of the 2020 nominees.


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