Deloitte Southern Africa Executive Committee
Learn more about the Deloitte Southern Africa Executive team operating over Audit, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Taxation Services and Risk Advisory.
Lwazi Bam was appointed Chief Executive of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2012 and Chief Executive of Deloitte Africa on 1 June 2013.
Lwazi was previously the Strategy leader at Deloitte, as well as the head of Corporate Finance. Lwazi has been with Deloitte for 19 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-side and 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Allen Swiegers was appointed as the 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.
Allen is the sponsor of the firm’s cultural programme Deloitte Way which was launched in 2005. Our Deloitte Way programme is aligned to our Global Shared Values, which include integrity, commitment to each other, strength from cultural diversity, and outstanding value to clients. Through Deloitte Way, we encourage our staff to live the Deloitte Way behaviours every day, and recognise their colleagues for doing the same.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Jarvis was appointed the Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2014. In addition to this role, Mike is the Chief Operating Officer for Central, East and West Africa.
Mike has served the firm for 28 years, with the last 19 years as a partner. He also served as a member of the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors from June 2003 to August 2008. Mike was later appointed a group leader in Johannesburg Audit in September 2001 and he served as Head of Johannesburg Audit from March 2007 to August 2013.
Audit Managing Partner
Geoff Pinnock has served over 29 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 Managing Partner 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.
Risk Advisory Managing Director
Dave Kennedy joined Deloitte in January 1990. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and the Risk Advisory Africa Managing Director (Governance and Risk Management; IT Audit; Internal audit; Data analytics; Forensics; Technology Risk and Security and Privacy Services) and Legal divisions of Deloitte & Touche. He also has executive responsibility for all the Deloitte Southern African regional offices. Until December 2010 he was the director in charge of the Southern African Tax practise. Dave is currently the Leading Client Service Partner (LCSP) for Coca-Cola Sabco (Pty) Ltd.
During the period 1999 to 2001, Dave was based in Sydney Australia where he headed up the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) division and in so doing, assisted the Australian firm’s clients with the implementation of GST. Dave also had responsibility for managing the GST service line across the entire Asia Pacific region.
Dave has also specialised in Indirect Tax, and was the regional representative on the Deloitte Global Indirect Tax Steering Committee based in London.
Taxation Services Managing Director
Nazrien Kader is the Taxation Services Managing Director. She has served Deloitte for 19 years as a tax practitioner and was appointed to the Deloitte partnership in 2001.
She is 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.
Consulting Managing Partner
Thiru Pillay was appointed the Managing Director of Consulting in July 2012. Thiru has fulfilled many internal and client roles during his 12 years as a director at Deloitte, which include running the the Strategy & Innovation practice for six years and establishing Deloitte as one of the leading strategy players in South Africa
He has served on the Board of Deloitte Southern Africa and chaired the Strategy & Sustainability Committee of the Board between 2008 and 2011. Thiru is also the firm’s Lead Client Service Director (LCSD) for Eskom.
As a consulting professional, he has led and advised a wide range of projects including large transformation programmes, strategy development and implementation initiatives, technology implementations, and various business improvement projects.
He has specialised skills in Business Strategy, Merger Integration and Organisation Transformation and has worked with clients across industries and functional areas.
Talent & Transformation Executive Leader
Justine Mazzocco has been with Deloitte for 28 years, and has been a partner for 15 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 work stream.
“Our vision is to be the firm of choice for world-class talent, firmly establishing Deloitte as the standard of excellence in transformation by growing black ownership to 51% and 40% female ownership by 2020.”
Sihlalo Jordan joined Deloitte on 1 January 2002 and was appointed a partner in January 2007. He became the 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. Sihlalo is the Leading Client Service Partner (LCSP) for Nedbank Ltd and African Bank.
Sandile is the leader of BPS in Africa and a member of the BPS EMEA Board. In addition to serving on the Deloitte Africa executive committee, he is a member of the South African Outsourcing body, BPeSA.
Sandile joined Deloitte in 1997 from BhP Billiton. He was admitted into the Deloitte Partnership in June 2002. He is a specialist in outsourcing and turning around distressed public entities.
Sandile continues to serve clients locally and some multinational companies that are outsourcing their operations to South Africa. He has been one of the members of the board of the South African Outsourcing body in SA, advising clients about strategies to grow the outsourcing market in South Africa. In 2013, South Africa was voted the best emerging outsourcing destination. Sandile has spoken in many countries about Outsourcing, from South Africa to Kenya, to London to Chicago to India.
Clients & Industries
Kevin Black has been with the firm for almost 21 years and a partner for 15 years. He was appointed executive leader of Clients & Industries in 2012. Clients & Industries provides our clients with Deloitte solutions, insights and expertise across seven industries which include Financial Services Industry, Energy & Resources, Public Sector, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Consumer Business and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT).
Kevin also serves as the LCSP of FirstRand Limited and as the firm’s assurance industry leader for the Financial Services Industry programme.