Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi
Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Member of the Institute of Directors (SA). Her career roots are in developmental finance, banking and institutions of knowledge and impact creation. She completed her CA articles at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa before joining the technical division of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as Project Director. In addition to advisory services in International Financial Reporting Standards, she was involved in the Institute’s influence of the 2006 revision of the Companies Act and the development of the legislation and reporting framework and for SMEs. She later spent 9 years at Nedbank Ltd, first as part of the management teams designing and automating processes for implementation and reporting of Basel II banking regulations. She later specialised in Financial Control & Consolidation crafting the optimisation, its efficiency and infrastructure.
During this time, she acquired a Professional Coaching qualification from the UCT Graduate School of Business, received accreditation as an Enneagram Practitioner and trained in Facilitation, Organisation Development and Change Management with the Worlds View Academy. She had the extraordinary role of leadership coaching for transforming teams and managers at Nedbank and other corporates, as well as CA trainees in SAICA programs and universities. She moved to Head of Finance at the National Empowerment Fund SOC, where her delegations included executive and board committees related to Funds & Portfolio Management, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Information System and Technology Steering and Risk Compliance Monitoring.
Currently, as the first Chief Financial Officer of New Leaders Foundation NPC, she leads the development and institutionalisation of policies, controls, ethics, governance systems and strategy throughout the various structural and operational layers. Her cluster comprises Finance, Risk, Governance & Compliance, IT, Procurement, Logistics, Human Capital and Capability Management. She is the executive sponsor for Employment Equity and the Transformation Forum in the company.
“To serve on the Board of the CER is a platform to contribute to raising the consciousness in public and private sector that financial health and profitability in organisations is only a part of a greater, collective responsibility. As captains of industry and society, we have the ethical duty to ensure that the results and returns we seek are sustainable beyond the foreseeable future, and should include taking care of the ecosystems on which our businesses rely, and on which they surely have an impact.”
Professor Tracy-Lynn Field
Chairperson and Non-executive Director
Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi
Rachael Akosua Antwi