Cobus Bester appointed Executive Financial Director
29 June 2011
Further to the announcement by the board of directors ("Board") of Murray & Roberts on 23 February 2011 relating to the retirement of Mr Roger Rees on 30 June 2011 as executive financial director, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Cobus Bester to the Board as executive financial director of Murray & Roberts with effect from 1 July 2011. This follows an extensive external and internal executive search.
Mr Bester is a Chartered Accountant with over 22 years experience in the construction and engineering industry. He was the group financial director for Basil Read and Concor Limited ("Concor") for 3 and 6 years respectively and was appointed managing director of Concor in 2005. Concor was acquired by Murray & Roberts in 2006 and subsequently delisted from the JSE Limited. Mr Bester has been a director of Murray & Roberts Limited since 2007.