Workplace Mentor Unashamedly Ethical

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith


Born in Johannesburg on 5 September 1946. Schooled in Klerksdorp.

Married, with three adult children, two girls and a boy. One nurse, one teacher and one accountant.

Education and Qualifications

Professional Qualifications:
Chartered Accountant (South Africa) 1970; Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.


• Accounting Support
• Audit – Listed and unlisted companies
• Operational Risk
• Sustainability/Governance

Employment History Summary

SUMMARY: Final responsibility on various company audits. Managing Partner of Peat Marwick, Port Elizabeth from 1981 to 1987 and of KPMG in Port Elizabeth from 1997 to 2006.

A four month stint as the Acting Executive Manager: Finance at the Coega Development Corporation from 26 March 2009 to 31 July 2009. I was responsible for  running the finance department, whilst the encumbant CFO was deployed elsewhere, which included the preparation for and finalisation of the audit for the year ended 31 March 2009.

Key Areas of Experience:
In early part of career, up to 1981, experience included major retail chain store group, Greatermans, including Checkers. For past 25 years have been in manufacturing and more specifically, Automotive Component manufacturing.
Years in profession 41
Years with KPMG: 36

Other Service Experience

Involved at Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce shortly after arriving. President 1987/89
Involved in Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce and Industry from time of merger. President 2001/2003. Rebranded as the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC)
Currently am the Facilitator of the NMBBC Mentorship Project to SME's.
Committed member of St Nicholas Anglican Church from 1981 and Coordinator of their Worklife Ministry.
Coordinator of the Worklife Ministry for Transformation Christian Network (TCN).

 CK 2006/003609/23 
     Member: MD Smith CA(SA) 

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