Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging Markets appoints new Finance Director

03 September 2010 Old Mutual South Africa
Katie Murray

Katie Murray

Old Mutual South Africa (OMSA) and Emerging Markets is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Murray to the role of Finance Director.

Kuseni Dlamini, Chief Executive of OMSA and Emerging Markets said, “After conducting a robust recruitment process, the panel and I are delighted that we were able to find the right candidate internally.

“Katie comes to OMSA and Emerging Markets from the Old Mutual plc office where she has served as the Group Chief Accountant since May 2006. Her appointment fulfils our stated ambition to share skills and experience across the group. I am certain that her particular set of skills and experience will be a gain for us as a company as well as the financial services industry in South Africa. For me this is a good example of the brain gain which I see as a vote of confidence in our company and country.”

In her role as Group Chief Accountant, Katie was part of a team that revolutionised the global finance reporting function. After leaving KPMG in 2002, Katie has served Old Mutual in several roles at Skandia, the Group Planning office and Nedbank.

She will be based at the OMSA & Emerging Markets head office in Johannesburg and will transition in good time to allow for a managed handover process.

Katie succeeds Diane Radley who has been appointed as the CEO of OMIGSA.

“My gratitude also goes to Diane who has done a sterling job of transforming the shape of the Finance function at OMSA. She leaves a great legacy and team for Katie to build o­n,” concluded Dlamini.

About Katie Murray

Katie has been at Old Mutual for eight years, and has been the Group Chief Accountant since May 2006. She has been responsible for Old Mutual’s internal and external reporting and business planning.

Katie is o­n the Steering Committee for the Integrated Capital, Risk and Finance Transformation programme (iCRAFT), a group-wide initiative which aims to align capital and risk management and to implement best practice in the way that the group measures and manages risk, capital and financial performance.

Prior to joining Old Mutual, Katie spent ten years at KPMG Consulting where she advised global clients o­n finance transformations.

Katie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Her other interests include travelling, art and sport – she recently completed her first triathlon.

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