Peter Karstel, Principal – Gauteng
Peter studied at the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has over 35 years experience in the financial arena covering mining, long term insurance, unit trusts and investments, property and construction, consulting and the extraction of precious metals from mine by products.
Peter has been involved with the development of financial systems for start-up and existing mines, listing and de-listing of companies on the JSE, group restructures, international expansion, unique fund raising, IT systems development for bespoke products, due diligence exercises, strategic planning, BBBEE investigations and implementation, as well as the standard compliance, corporate governance and internal controls.
Peter is professional, experienced, loyal and adheres to the highest standards. He is determined, goal driven and is always looking beyond tomorrow. He interacts well with all colleagues and stake holders, and is keen to assist in the empowerment of those around him.
Peter moved to Johannesburg after qualifying where he has spent his entire working career. He started with Shell SA where he was involved with the setup of a tin/tungsten mine as well as being involved in greenfield operations in two neighbouring countries. He was also involved with an existing coal operation. From there he moved to the Sage group where he spent 19 years rising to General Manager Finance as well as Financial Director of the life operation. This was followed with a short stint as the Financial Controller for a business consultancy, before joining the Rappa Group as the Financial Controller.