City of Ekurhuleni Appoints Group Chief Financial Officer

On Thursday, 30 May 2019, the Ekurhuleni Council approved the appointment of Kagiso Lerutla as the City of Ekurhuleni’s new Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO).

Lerutla (33) first joined the City in 2014 as Divisional Head: for Governance and Compliance within the Finance Department, having previously worked in the office of the Auditor General.

The qualified Chartered Accountant is a member of the South African Institute of Charted Accountants, with a BCompt degree from the University of Limpopo, and a BCom Accounting Honours degree from the University of Johannesburg.

He has an essential function in assisting the accounting officer to carry out her financial management responsibilities in areas ranging from budget preparation to financial reporting, and the development and maintenance of internal control policies and procedures. The GCFO plays an integral role in implementing the financial reforms at the direction of the accounting officer with the assistance of appropriately skilled finance staff.

“As the country prepares to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising on the 16th June, the appointment of Mr Lerutla as GCFO is a reflection of the City of Ekurhuleni’s commitment to youth development and entrusting young people with great responsibilities. We trust that Mr Lerutla with serve the City diligently,” said Mayor Masina.