Joanne Tanner

Chief Financial Officer

Joanne Tanner leads the finance, reporting, treasury, auditing and risk & compliance functions at Tarsus Technology Group. As a member of the Board and Executive Committee, she also provides strategic and commercial counsel to the Group’s leadership.

Joanne joined Tarsus Technology Group in 2010 as group treasury and risk manager and was promoted to group finance executive in 2014. Sheher current role in 2017. Prior to joining Tarsus, Joanne worked at Gemalto, where she was a financial controller for sub-Saharan Africa and involved in the acquisition and integration of the NamITech and Trusted Logic Africa businesses. Before joining Gemalto, Joanne was head of finance at WesBank subsidiary, MotorOne, where she led a restructuring and turnaround programme.

Joanne began her career as a Deloitte bursary student, following the completion of her B.Accounting Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003. She completed her Chartered Accountant articles in December 2006 and gained international exposure as an audit senior with the Deloitte Just-In-Time (JIT) program in Milwaukee, USA and Toronto, Canada.

Outside of work, Joanne enjoys travelling, slalom water skiing, boating, sailing and swimming, entertaining, reading, learning new things, and spending time with family and friends.

What excites you about your role at Tarsus?

Tarsus and IT Distribution has given me an opportunity to learn how to take advantage of technology and automation in business. I am still learning every day, as we get better at combining the skills and talent of our people with enabling technology.

A lesson you learned early on in your career

The main job of the leader is to choose and empower the right people for their team. You cannot achieve anything on your own.


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