Jacques joined Grit as Finance Manager in June 2019 before being appointed as Head Group Finance in May 2022. Jacques is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria.

He has worked on multiple listing and compliance projects and also has a deep understanding of corporate governance, having ensured compliance with relevant regulations and policies, and played an active role in enhancing the governance structures of organisations he worked with. Jacques has experience in financial management, including insurance, mergers and acquisitions, legal and contracts, risk management, and consolidations, has enabled him to lead successful transactions and manage complex projects.

He has advanced experience in capital structures, having successfully managed and executed various financing deals throughout his career. Prior to joining Grit, Jacques worked in the IT sector for Digitata, a company in the telecom sector based in Mauritius, as the Chief Financial Officer.