Chief Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer (Governance / Risk / Compliance) – Cape Town, South Africa

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 18-12-2018
Reference Number: LUL_CGRCO

Job Description:
Internal management with external leadership, strategic plan development and visibility to support the goals of the client. While managing client’s overall governance, risk and compliance activities, he/she will foster an environment of accountability, excellence, collaboration, and innovation among the staff and will demonstrate fiscal responsibility and citizenship.
Organisation-wide Leadership
  • Guides and directs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Management Team.
  • Coaches and develops individual leadership team members.
  • Develops a leadership and management succession plan whilst being able to backfill these positions where necessary.
  • Actively leads and supports a positive, proactive, results oriented work culture that is regarded by peers and stakeholders as innovative and demonstrative of the client’s values.
  • Be responsible for organisation wide governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders.
  • Provide expert governance and compliance advice to influence decisions, support initiatives, and to inform the development of the compliance and risk management programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure that Leadership and Senior Management are fully informed of the organisations legal, ethical and public service obligations.
Risk Management
  • Working with Senior Management to develop the organisations vision for risk management.
  • Developing, in consultation with management, the organisations risk management framework incorporating, inter alia, the:
o risk management policy and framework o risk management strategy.
o risk management implementation plan.
o risk identification and assessment methodology o risk appetite and tolerance.
o risk classification.
  • Communicating the organisations risk management framework to all stakeholders in the organisation and monitoring its implementation.
  • Facilitating orientation and training for the Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Divisional Risk Management Committees.
  • Training all stakeholders in their risk management functions.
  • Continuously driving risk management to higher levels of maturity
  • Assisting Management with risk identification, assessment and development of response strategies.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the response strategies.
  • Collating, aggregating, interpreting and analysing the results of risk assessments to extract risk intelligence.
  • Reporting risk intelligence to the Accounting Officer / Authority, Management and the Risk Management Committee; and
  • Participating with Internal Audit, Management and Auditor-General in developing the combined assurance plan for the Institution.
  • Directly responsible for procedures and controls to assure compliance with applicable regulatory and legal requirements as well as good business practices.
  • Ensuring effective management processes are in place in order to assess the state of compliance, assess the risks and potential costs of non-compliance against projected expenses to achieve compliance and as a result initiate any corrective actions deemed necessary.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • An Undergraduate qualification and a Post Graduate qualification (NQF 8) in Commerce, Business Management or related fields.
  • This individual would have a solid understanding of GRC processes and technology with demonstrated expertise and experience including strong governance, regulatory compliance, and enterprise risk management.
  • At least 10 years’ proven experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance management at a senior level.
  • At least 5 years’ experience at an Executive level.
  • Proven business and management skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership and people management skills.
  • Broad computer literacy in organisation-wide ICT Systems deployments.
 Benefits and Contractual information:
  • 5 Year Fixed Term Contract.
  • Market Related.
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Lukas Louw
Recruitment Associate
The CA Global Group
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