Group Finance Manager

Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Honours in Accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) with Deloitte South Africa in 2006 and is the Group Finance Manager.

In early 2007, Laura worked on a Deloitte secondment in Toronto, Canada for 3 months. On her return to South Africa in June 2007, Laura joined UCS and her first project was the design and implementation of the consolidation software, Cognos Controller, in conjunction with external consultants. During her time with UCS and CEI, Laura has been instrumental in streamlining the monthly financial reporting processes.

Laura assists the Executives in the conclusion of Corporate Activities and was significantly involved in the transaction whereby the greater part of the UCS assets was sold to Business Connection in 2011 as well as the subsequent delisting of the Company from the JSE later that year, when the name changed to CEI.

With her significant experience with the Crossfin portfolio, Laura plays a key role in the maintenance of the integrity of the financial information. Laura is responsible for the monthly financial reporting to the Executive Team as well as overseeing the statutory and tax compliance for the companies within the portfolio. Laura manages the financial year-end reporting process, with the external auditors and reports to both the Audit Committee and Board of Directors. Laura is renowned for her attention to detail and her unwavering commitment to the needs of the Crossfin portfolio.