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  • DaniĆ«l Grobler Succeeds Cobus Bester as Group Financial Director

    Johannesburg, 9 March 2017 – Murray & Roberts is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Daniël Grobler as Group Financial Director, with effect 1 April 2017.

    Daniël succeeds Cobus Bester as Group Financial Director, who announced his retirement on 30 November 2016, after six years of service in this role.

    Henry Laas, Murray & Roberts Group Chief Executive, comments: “The Board selected and appointed Daniël after an extensive search for suitable internal and external candidates. I would like to congratulate Daniel on his appointment and wish him all the best in our tenure together.”


    Daniël is a Chartered Accountant and has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group since 2010. Most recently, Daniël was the Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation. Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions such as Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.


    After completing his undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Pretoria in 1998, Daniël completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche. He qualified as CA (SA) in 2003. He then relocated to the Netherlands, where he was an Audit Manager with Deloitte until 2004.  Daniël further held financial positions with firms based in the United Kingdom, before joining Murray & Roberts in 2010.


    Cobus Bester will step down as Group Financial Director on 31 March 2017. The Boards of directors of both Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and Murray & Roberts Limited, the major operating subsidiary of the Group, acknowledge and thank Cobus for the valuable contribution to the financial and operational functions of the Group during the last six years. Cobus will take on a temporary operational assignment within the Group.


    For further information contact:

    Ed Jardim

    Group Investor and Media Executive



    About Murray & Roberts

    Murray & Roberts has a long and proud heritage of more than a century and is today recognised as a multinational project lifecycle group. It’s the Group’s vision, by 2025, to be a leading multinational group that applies its project lifecycle capabilities to optimise client’s fixed capital investment. The Group achieves this by focusing its expertise and capacity on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions.


    The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: oil & gas; metals & minerals and power & water. 


    Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in:

    1. Africa:
      1. South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana
    2. Australasia:
      1. Australia and South Korea
    3. Europe
      1. Scotland
    4. North America
      1. USA and Canada


    Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.


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