09 May 2023 Media Release: GRDM Appoints Rian Boshoff as its New Chief Financial Officer

Media Release: GRDM Appoints Christian Boshoff as its New Chief Financial Officer

For Immediate Release
09 May 2023

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rian Boshoff as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the municipality. The decision was made during a Special Council meeting held at the GRDM CA Robertson Council Chambers in George today.

Boshoff replaces Jan-Willem de Jager, who previously held the post. Thembani Loliwe (Strategic Manager) was acting in the position during the time that the position was advertised.

The new CFO joins an already thriving executive management team and will be responsible for managing the municipality’s finances, ensuring compliance with financial regulatory requirements, and leading the development of financial strategies to support the municipality’s growth and development.

“We are delighted to have Rian Boshoff join us as our new CFO,” said GRDM Executive Mayor, Alderman Memory Booysen.

“With his wealth of experience and expertise, we are confident that he will help us achieve our strategic objectives and continue to deliver the highest quality services to our residents.”

Boshoff’s wealth of expertise in financial, audit, and risk management spans over three decades, with a distinguished career that has seen him hold influential positions in both the public and private sectors. His academic qualifications are equally impressive, as he has earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from reputable institutions.

Boshoff has previously worked as a Senior-Auditor for the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA), Internal Auditor at Ernst & Young, CFO at Ventersdorp Local Municipality, and in various other government institutions, including the Development Bank of South Africa. He was also appointed by the North West Department of Local Government to provide financial turn-around expertise to struggling municipalities.

Additionally, Boshoff was also appointed on a contract basis by the Drakenstein Municipality to perform investment and growth analysis, revenue forecasting, financial ratio analysis, strategic cost modelling, and other financial-related tasks.

The GRDM wishes Boshoff all the best in his new role as CFO and looks forward to the positive impact he will bring to the municipality.