New Country Managing Partner Appointment
Deloitte Namibia is delighted to announce the appointment of Ramsay Mc Donald as Deloitte Country Managing Partner, effective 1 March 2019.
Ramsay will be taking over the reins from Erwin Tjipuka. Deloitte would also like to take this opportunity to thank Erwin for his tremendous contribution towards the growth and expansion of the Namibian practice.
In his acceptance speech, Ramsay commented, “As a partner, you are only the custodian of the organisation and your responsibility is to leave the organisation in a better state than when you inherited it.”
Ramsay is a Chartered Accountant in both Namibia and South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. This year marks Ramsay’s 30th year in Deloitte, of which 20 years have been as a partner, making him an appropriate successor to Erwin.
He joined Deloitte as a trainee accountant in 1989 and completed his training in the Kimberley office in 1991. His journey with Deloitte has enabled him to work in offices in Cape Town, Kimberley, Namibia and United Kingdom. Ramsay became an Audit Partner in Cape Town in 1999 and in 2003 he re-joined the Namibian practice as an Audit and Staff Partner.
Ramsay has held many titles over the years, the most recent of which has been the Audit & Assurance Business Unit Leader in Namibia from 2012. Ramsay has also served the profession in Namibia as a co-opted member to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) as chair of the Training and Education Committee from 2007 to 2014 and as a member of The Public Accountants and Auditors Board of Namibia Education committee from 2012 until February 2017.
Ramsay embarks on this new impactful journey of his career with the following words:
“I am passionate about client service, the development of our people and doing the right thing. The partnership will continue to be leaders in the profession individually and as a body.”