Francois Brand has been confirmed as acting executive director in the finance ministry. This temporary appointment is effective from 2 August 2021 until 31 January 2022.
Brand will fill the vacancy left by long serving executive director, Ericah Shafudah, who is retiring at the end of this month.
Brand is currently the head of the procurement policy unit in the Ministry of Finance and had served in various capacities in the same ministry for nine years.
“With the support of the staff, Brand is poised to lead with great energy and focus in assisting the ministry to fulfil its mandate,” read a statement from the finance ministry.
The ministry also expressed its gratitude to Shafudah for “her excellent leadership
during her time as accounting officer for a period of 11 years. Shafudah led the ministry through a period of significant changes and many reforms in public financial management and public service in general. As she moves towards her retirement from public service, we extend our very best wishes to her in her new career.”