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Sharon Carson

Sharon has a B. Compt (Hons), CA (SA), CISA, is certified in COBIT 2019 Foundation through ISACA, has programme and project management experience and is qualified in Prince2 and Agile Project management methodologies. Sharon is a Certified Director (Cert.Dir©) through the Institute of Directors SA. Sharon has more recently attended Scaled Agile Implementation training through SAFe. Sharon served on the SAIPA Board from 2020 through 2022 and was Chair of the Digital Governance Committee.

Sharon has over 40 years’ experience, including IT and Internal Audit, System Implementation and integration together with process automation at both Mr Price, and in her capacity as CFO at Hirt & Carter (H&C) Group. During her time at H&C, she implemented IFRS and readied the organisation for sale to a listed company. In addition, Sharon has several years’ experience in assisting clients transform their Risk, Internal Audit, Digital and Business Process landscapes and whilst serving in the profession at two of the big Five Accounting firms, she was a key team member involved in developing methodologies (Internal Audit, Risk Management and IT Audit) and training staff across Africa. Sharon has a wealth of expertise in digital and technology governance, risk and more recently digital transformation supporting the successful execution of organisation strategy. One of her new focuses is understanding and assessing the organisational culture required from Board level through the Executive to support customer centric, innovative and digital transformational strategies.

Sharon invests time in remaining current across the various disciplines and to this end is a member of the following institutes: Institute of Risk Management (IRMSA); Institute of Systems Audit (ISACA); Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA(SA)); IIA(UK); South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA); Institute of Directors SA (IODSA); National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); Institute of IT Professionals SA (IITPSA); and Business Engage.