JOHANNESBURG - Accounting firm PwC said on Wednesday it had appointed Shirley Machaba as its new chief executive officer for southern Africa effective from July 1, the first black African woman to be appointed in this role.
Machaba will take over from Dion Shango who held the post from July 2015 but has now been elected as CEO for PwC Africa.
"PwC believes Shirley has the leadership skills, experience and influence to lead PwC Southern Africa in the coming years," Shango said in a statement.
"We believe that Shirley is an excellent choice to lead our local firm, especially as the business continues to explore new areas of growth and development across Africa.”
Machaba, a chartered accountant (CA) and chartered director southern Africa, has been a partner in PwC’s assurance services division for over 15 years and has over 26 years of internal and external audit, risk management, compliance and governance experience within the private and public sectors.