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Nigel Griffiths, Head of  IFRS Technical

Nigel Griffiths

Head of IFRS Technical

BDO Johannesburg


Nigel was a partner at BDO for a combined period of 18 years – nine years prior to 1993 and then a further nine years post 2005, retiring as a Partner in 2014. He is now the Head of IFRS Technical

He has 12 years management experience in banking, stock broking, private equity, and structured short- and long-term insurance businesses. During this time, he was Managing Director of Brait Merchant Bank up to the time of its closure, and CFO of predecessors Capital Alliance Holdings and Sechold (Investec Group). He was also an executive director of Nova Group (subsequently renamed Centriq), prior to its acquisition by Santam.


  • BCOM
  • Chartered Accountant South Africa


Nigel is currently Chairman of the Southern African Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee and is a member of the BDO Global IFRS Working Group.