Datatec has announced that Rob Evans, the group’s chief financial officer (CFO), will become group operations director (OD) with effect from 1 June 2014. He will be succeeded by Jurgens Myburgh, who will be joining the group as CFO designate on 1 May 2014.

The addition of this new board role reflects the growing scale and complexity of the group’s operations. Evans’ responsibilities will include business process improvement, internal audit, post-acquisition integration oversight and internal corporate development.

Myburgh is a chartered accountant and will join Datatec from Standard Bank. Jurgens joined Standard Bank in 2001 and was appointed executive VP of Mergers and Acquisitions in 2007 and head: Mergers and Acquisitions in 2009. He has extensive experience in finance, management, listed company corporate actions and mergers and acquisitions.

Myburgh holds a B.Comm (Hons) degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg, and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG (Johannesburg) in 2000.

Save as set out above, there are no details in relation to the appointment which need to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.

“The size and complexity of the group now merits the position of a group operations director. Rob Evans is ideally suited for this new position with his broad international experience, including over 10 years in various operating and finance roles across Datatec,” says Jens Montanana, Datatec’s chief executive.

“I am delighted to welcome Jurgens as our new chief financial officer. He has a strong corporate finance background and extensive international mergers and acquisitions experience.”