• Cape Town, willing to relocate, South Africa
  • 12th Mar 2019

Coloured South African male who started his career as an articled clerk after which he lived in the UK for around 8 years. Whilst in the UK he qualified as a Solicitor (all exams completed with an A pass).

He started his commercial legal career in the UK, working as a commercial and business solicitor at various corporates. He was firstly engaged in mergers and acquisitions work, standard corporate transactional work (contracting – including IT Contracts) and oversaw a portfolio of litigation.

He later fulfilled a similar role but added the dimension of leadership. He oversaw management of the legal department and liaised with the Board of the organisation.

He regards his principle function as a legal specialist at group level to be the minimisation of risk, whether by diligent contractual work or driving good corporate governance through the implementation of relevant policies.

He has worked as part of project teams at large financial institutions, to implement legal or regulatory changes as required by emerging applicable law, including the National Credit Act, the Consumer Protection Act and POPI, amongst others.

He has led teams at corporate level and has served on EXCO, where he provided strategic operational and regulatory input to the Board of the company.

He has acted as a company secretary and would be keen to expand further on this expertise.

He is a leader but is comfortable working as part of a team.

He currently operates as General Counsel to an asset management company, which was previously greenfield experience. He now advises financial analysts in various jurisdictions around the world (Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Singapore, Bermuda, South Africa) regarding the legalities surrounding corporate finance transactions.

He is proactive to his approach in understanding challenges facing the business and has developed systems and procedures that have enhanced risk management.

Over the past 18 years he has engaged at a very senior level at blue chip corporate organisations, which has honed his skills as an in-house legal specialist including internal stakeholder management.

He is strong and practical commercially-mined lawyer comfortable in most sectors, particularly financial services.

 

Category
E-mail
Phone Number
Racial Classification
Coloured
Gender
Male
Job Title
Head of Legal / Legal Director
Qualifications
(BA) (LLB) (LLM) (Cape Town) (QLTT - UK), Attorney of the High Court (South Africa), Solicitor of the High Court (England and Wales)
Years of Experience
22
Industry Experience
Entertainment / Media, Legal Firm, Energy & Water, Financial Services, Management Consulting, Banking
Availability
1st April 2019
Salary bracket
+- R1.4 million p.a.
Consultant Name
Jennifer Sutherland
Consultant Email
jennifer@toptalentps.co.za
Consultant Phone Number
072 386 6865

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