Jenè Palmer CA(SA) (Chief Financial Officer)
Jené is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a shareholder of CGF. She has garnered a wealth of experience over the last two decades in the corporate environment including leading a JSE-listed ICT company as its CEO and returning the company to profitability. Jene’s passion is rooted in assisting companies to reach their full potential and overcome the challenges posed by an economic downturn, weak strategic direction, operational inefficiencies or financial distress. She has practical experience in implementing business rescue and attributes her success in this area to her keen appreciation for strategy, as well as open and honest communication with all stakeholders involved in the process.
Jené's areas of expertise are leadership, strategy development, financial management, business optimisation, board evaluations and associated corporate governance matters. She has leveraged her expertise by advising boards on turnarounds, corporate governance, risk management, strategy and performance management. Her broad range of skills and experience have ideally positioned her to perform board evaluations and provide practical recommendations for overall governance improvement. Furthermore, Jené has been instrumental in drafting corporate governance questionnaires and various governance instruments as well as conducting governance workshops for both the private and public sector. She has also published articles pertaining to the CGF Corporate Governance Framework®. Amongst Jenés’ many noteworthy business accolades, she was also selected as Finalist in the BWASA Business Woman of the Year 2008 and Finalist in CSSA IT Personality of the Year 2010.
Jené is a director within CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd.
Petra Booysen (Financial Administrator)
Petra Booysen is our financial manager and administrator where she fulfills the role of managing CGF’s accounts, including back office support and administration. Prior to joining CGF in March 2004, Petra was a Financial Officer at Nedbank, covering the financial accounts for the bank’s Technology & Operations division. Over the periods 1994 - 2002, Petra fulfilled the functions of Assistant Accountant and then Accountant for Gaertner, an export/import company in Cape Town. Petra holds a BComm in accountancy obtained from the University of Pretoria and a BCompt(Hons) from UNISA. She is fluent in English, Afrikaans and German.