Mpho Mookapele’s career spans more than 10 years in the private and public sectors in the finance and regulatory environment. The main areas of her experience are external audit, internal audit, performance information, financial management and public sector accounting technical and legislation advisory consulting. Through her career she has had the opportunity to work in the different spheres of the South African government, the private sector, and in the United Kingdom.

Mpho’s passion for development in the country and in Africa guided her career towards serving in the public space. As a senior manager at Ernst & Young, she led the strategic planning and reporting solutions in the public sector. She facilitated strategic planning sessions for boards and senior management for a number of public entities and assisted with the preparation of strategic plans and annual performance plans. She also provided public entities with compliance solutions relating to Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and Municipal Structures Act, as well as the relevant National Treasury Regulations. This often included providing training on the roles and responsibilities of those charged with governance in public entities as per the PFMA.

Being within the public sector as a CFO from 2016 and as Acting CEO for the past 10 months, executive leadership and accountability to the board has highlighted the importance of strategic leadership that is governed by ethics.

Her passion for development goes beyond the boardroom and every opportunity to serve others is a privilege.

Her board leadership roles include AWCA and Duke University. She is also a board member of SARETEC and an Audit Committee Member of Novo Energy (Pty) Ltd.

Mpho is a board subcommittee member of AWCA and did her board leadership course with Duke University.