Ken Jarvis, formerly CIO of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), has joined the board of the Huge Group, from 1 September, in a non-executive capacity.
The news follows the appointment last month of Don Tredoux, founder of Orion Telecom, also in a non-executive capacity.
Jarvis, the man responsible for the incredible turnaround of SARS from 2002 to 2006, started his working career in the mid-1970s and spent a decade with IBM. His CV lists a host of well-known companies, including: Nedacom, Momentum Life, Nedcor Bank, Amplats, Multichoice and SARS.
Jarvis's experience includes massive project rollouts, consolidation exercises and transformational initiatives. His documentation of SARS's IT strategy was rated number one in worldwide Thought Leadership by Gartner and he has presented to over 5 000 people in Cannes on the success of SARS's "Single View of the Client" project.
Jarvis was the winner of the 2004 ICT Leadership award and was voted the Public Sector CIO of that year.
Currently heading up his own company, JIKA Africa, Jarvis says his new position on Huge's board will allow him to assist in the company's strategic direction as they navigate the fast-paced telecommunications landscape.