|Preferred Contact Number||
021 242 9535
An experienced director and Business Advisor, offering a unique blend of both Financial and Information Technology insight, with experience as senior manager and strong accounting background, as well as a good understanding of information technology, especially the application in reporting, management accounting and decision support.
He understands the unique requirements of various organisations, including specific challenges like long term projects (including Capital Expenditure requirements), asset revaluations and depreciation, inflation requirements, multiple reporting hierarchies, etc., with a special interest in Long Range Planning, Activity Based Costing and Forecasting, especially with for IT and Not for Profit organisations.
Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member
Charity, Community Group, Council Controlled Organisations, Govt Sector Organisations, Listed Company, Non Govt Sector Organisations, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust
Finance, General management, Governance, IT, Start Ups
Education/Training, IT, Mining/Resources/Energy, Professional Services/Commercial
|Curriculum Vitae / Biography|
After taking over as Managing Director in 2009, Cortell NZ to a period of growth of more than 100% in revenue and net profit over the next 4 years.
Success in all 7 start-ups I am/was involved with
There is a strong preference for consensus, rather than majority voting, to get to a point that everybody can buy into the decision. Challenge the obvious and encourage the consideration of alternatives. An independent thinker, and not afraid to express a personal opinion.
Nel has presented numerous courses and workshops on professional topics and is also the author / co-author on articles about budgeting & planning. This includes:
Using state of the art budgeting tools in a local council Auditing SA, March 2002 (Co-author: Ernest Glad)
Affiliations and Memberships
Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors since 2003
|Other Key Skills||
Reporting and measurement
|Industry experience additional comments||
Not for Profit
Governance and Strategic planning
Qualifications and Education
Potchefstroom University, South Africa – 1986
B.Com with majors in Accounting, Economics and Cost Accounting
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom – 1990
|Qualifications gained 2||
CMA (Chartered Management Accountant
Johannesburg University (RAU), South Africa – 1995
|Qualifications gained 3||
M.Com, major in Business Management
New Zealand Institute of Chartered -Accountants, Wellington, New Zealand – 2009 – ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant