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Our executive leadership

The Executive Committee of Deloitte Southern Africa manages the firm in the region. Lwazi Bam is the chief executive and Allen Swiegers is the chief operating officer.


Our Executive leadership

Member Portfolio
Lwazi Bam Chief Executive Officer
Allen Swiegers Chief Operating Officer
Chris Beukman Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Pinnock Audit
Nazrien Kader Taxation Services
Thiru Pillay Consulting
Dave Kennedy Risk Advisory
Kevin Black Clients & Industries
Justine Mazzocco Talent & Transformation
Sihlalo Jordan Strategy
Sandile Gwala Special Projects


Lwazi Bam 
Chief Executive

Lwazi Bam Lwazi Bam was appointed chief executive of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2012. Lwazi was previously the firm’s Strategy leader as well as the head of Corporate Finance. Lwazi has been with the firm for 18 years and has served in several roles, including as a member of the Deloitte Board.

Lwazi has advised on a number of Merger and Acquisition transactions. His portfolio of experience covers buy-sideand sell-side advisory, capital raising, management buy-outs, valuations and due diligence services.

Lwazi is a former member of the Securities Regulation Panel (SRP) and is a past president of the Association of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA). He is also chairman of the African Children’s Feeding Scheme.


Allen Swiegers 
Chief Operating Officer

Allen Swiegers Allen Swiegers was appointed chief operating officer of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2006. He has served the firm for 28 years.

Allen was the partner-in-charge of the Pretoria office from 2000 to 2006 and served as a Board member for two of those years before joining the Executive Committee in 2005.

Allen was the LCSP on Vodacom for six years and is the advisory partner on Steinhoff, JD Group, Absa and Sasol. Allen is the executive sponsor of the Deloitte Way, the firm’s staff engagement and culture programme.


Chris Beukman 
Chief Financial Officer

Chris Beukman As the firm’s chief financial officer, Chris Beukman is responsible for Partner/Director Affairs as well as the financial affairs of the firm. Chris is also the firm’s Board secretary.

He has served 39 years with the firm. Chris was a group leader in Johannesburg Assurance from 1993 to 2001. He has been responsible for the management and direction of engagements for large multinational corporations in South Africa in accounting, advisory, auditing and due diligence services, with extensive experience in the utilities and construction sectors.

Chris was a member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Global Resources Group and was responsible for co-ordination of the group’s activities in Africa.


Geoff Pinnock 
B Acc (Wits), CA (SA), Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Law (UJ)

Geoff PinnockGeoff Pinnock has served over 28 years with the firm and has held various senior management and leadership positions in Johannesburg Audit and the national Financial Institutions Services Team (FIST). He was appointed as the national leader of the Audit Service Line in August 2005.

Geoff has significant experience in serving large crown jewel and multi-national clients as LCSP. He is currently the global Lead Client Service Partner of the De Beers S.A. group and Advisory partner to FirstRand Bank, Brait S.A., Massmart, Nampak, Grindrod, Datatec, Primedia, Namibian Breweries, Wiphold and the Wilderness group.


Nazrien Kader 
B Acc, H Dip Accounting, H Dip Taxation Law, CA (SA)

Nazrien Kader Nazrien Kader has served Deloitte for 18 years as a tax practitioner and was appointed to the Deloitte partnership in 2001 (having served her period of traineeship at another large professional services firm, prior to joining Deloitte). She is the country Tax leader for Deloitte in South Africa and a specialist in corporate income tax, consulting to a portfolio of corporate listed-to-medium sized clients in the financial services industry on a wide range of income tax issues.

Nazrien was appointed to the firm’s Executive Committee as the executive leader of Taxation Services in November 2010, a role she has held for two years (in addition to leading the Financial Services Tax team).

Nazrien was the former business unit leader of Taxation Services in KwaZulu-Natal, prior to taking up the national role of lead director of the Financial Services Tax team for Deloitte, based in Johannesburg. Nazrien holds many positions both within and outside of Deloitte and is intimately involved with the Chartered Accountancy profession in South Africa. Her more prominent roles include being a member of the Income Tax Court of South Africa; a former KwaZulu-Natal representative on the Board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA); the former chairman of the SAICA Eastern Region Taxation Committee; a former member of Council of the SAICA Eastern Region and past-president; a member of the SAICA Disciplinary Panel and an ambassador for the Association for Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP) Women in Focus.

Nazrien has presented at a number of external corporate tax seminars on a wide range of tax topics, including an international seminar on the topic of transfer pricing tax in the financial services industry. She is also often quoted in South African media.


Thiru Pillay 

Thiru PillayThiru Pillay was appointed the Service Line Leader of Consulting in July 2012. Thiru served as the deputy CEO of Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd since September 2011. Thiru has fulfilled many internal and client roles during his 11 years as a director at Deloitte.

Thiru has been a member of the Consulting Leadco since 2006 and has served on the Board of Deloitte Southern Africa and chaired the Strategy & Sustainability Committee of the Board from 2008 to 2011. Thiru is also the firm’s Lead Client Service Director (LCSD) for Eskom.


Dave Kennedy 
B Com (Hon), H.Dip Tax

Dave KennedyHaving served 21 years with the firm, Dave Kennedy has extensive experience in indirect taxes, which led to him to spending a number of years in the Australian firm leading the team responsible for the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). During this implementation, Dave was also responsible for driving the Deloitte brand and Indirect Tax into the Asia Pacific region. Within the South African firm, Dave has also led the national Indirect Tax practice as well as the Strategic Tax Services Group focusing on the development of innovative new products and services.

Dave has serviced major national and global clients such as Massmart, Sasol, Barlows, Dimension Data, Spoornet, FRB, Murray & Roberts, Telstra (Australia), Woolworths (Australia), National Australian Bank (Australia) and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore). He is also co-author of the Australian GST handbook produced during his time in Australia.

Dave has executive responsibility for Agility and the regional offices in South Africa. In 2008, Dave was appointed the service line leader for Risk Advisory.


Kevin Black 


Kevin BlackKevin Black has been with the firm for almost 20 years, and partner for 14 years.  He has served as the business unit leader of the Financial Institutions Services Team (FIST) for the past four years and is the LCSP of FirstRand Limited. He was appointed extensive leader of Clients & Industries in 2012 and also serves as the firm’s assurance industry leader for the Financial Services industry programme.

Kevin served on the global firm’s Young Partners Advisory Group (YPAG) in 2003.  He currently represents Deloitte on the SAICA Banking Project Group, to assist SAICA with accounting and industry regulatory issues for the banking industry.


Justine Mazzocco 

Justine MazzoccoJustine Mazzocco has been with Deloitte for 27 years, and has been a partner for 14 years. She is the business unit leader for Internal Audit Services nationally and represents Talent &Transformation on the firm's executive committee. She is also the senior vice president of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa. She is a member of the King III task committee for the Internal Audit workstream.

She serves a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors. Some of her clients, both past and present, include: Johnnic Group, South African Breweries, South African National Parks, University of Johannesburg, National Treasury, Financial Services Board and Transkei Sun International Limited.


Sihlalo Jordan 

Sihlalo JordanSihlalo Jordan joined Deloitte on 1 January 2002 and was appointed a partner in January 2007. He became Financial Institution Services Team (FIST) business unit leader in July 2012 and is the leader of the firm’s Treasury Advisory Group practice, which is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals focusing on treasury related services in South Africa.

He focuses on audit and advisory services for banking institutions in South Africa and the rest of the continent, particularly on development financial institutions.

In 2010/11 Sihlalo served on the Deloitte global advisory council. Sihlalo holds a BCom Honours from UCT, a Banking Law Diploma from RAU and is a Chartered Accountant.

He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Association of Corporate Treasurers South Africa (ACTSA), the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP), and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in Southern Africa (ABASA).


Sandile Gwala 
B.Com, PgD in Computer Auditing, MBA

Sandile GwalaSandile Gwala has been with Deloitte since 1997. He joined from BHP Billiton where he was a SAP R/3 Specialist. Prior to this, he was at Tongaat-Hulett Sugar as a Financial Systems analyst.

At Deloitte, Sandile worked for Risk Advisory and specialised on SAP clients. He subsequently joined Consulting in 2000 after completing other SAP projects in London and Denmark. He became a partner at Deloitte in 2002 and then left the Johannesburg office to be based in Pretoria.

Sandile is the business unit leader of Financial and Accounting Outsourcing in Consulting. He was appointed to the Board in 2006 and served on the Board until August 2011. Sandile was appointed to the executive committee on 1 June 2012 as the executive leader of the Special Projects where his focus is on growing our Outsourcing business throughout the firm. Sandile also sits in the board of the Outsourcing body in South Africa called BPeSA.

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