For 25 years, I have been at the forefront of the business world, applying my expertise as a seasoned executive, strategist, banker, and risk management professional navigating ongoing change and uncertainty to create opportunities for growth. I have overseen business units in retail, private, and corporate banking at multinational banks in both developing and developed markets with cumulative balance sheets of CA$9bn generating annual revenues of $780 million.
My exceptional abilities in scaling, acquiring, merging, and integrating businesses have proven critical in ensuring the success of every transaction I’ve led. What sets me apart is my unique talent for keeping people and teams committed, focused, and motivated during large-scale transformational change. I’ve built close and trusting relationships with diverse clients, from corporate CEOs to family business owners and high-growth startup founders, showcasing my outstanding advisory skills.
Being a firm believer in the power of lifelong learning and development, I understand the importance of staying on the cutting edge to thrive as a leader. My membership in a global CEO networking organization and personal experience with peer-led platforms have given me a deep appreciation for the value of collaboration and community in helping leaders achieve their goals. Now, as a TEC Canada CEO Chair, I eagerly look forward to sharing my insights and experience with fellow business leaders, empowering them to succeed while making a positive impact on their families, communities, and the world.
On a personal note, I was born and raised in South Africa, instilling in me a deep love for the outdoors. An avid cyclist, hiker, and overlander, I have a keen interest in the history of people, their cultures, and the evolution of societies. Considering myself a student of life and living, I am completing a course in Eastern philosophy. Together with my wife, I am raising three sons, contributing to the rich tapestry of my life.