Business Against Crime appoints new CEO

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Johannesburg - Business Against Crime South Africa (BAC) has appointed Dr Graham Wright as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr Wright will take over from current CEO Siphiwe Nzimande on 1 September.

Dr Wright has worked for BAC since August 1998 with his most recent appointment as deputy CEO.

"Throughout his tenure, his expertise and experience in combating crime has earned him the respect of business associates, government partners and staff, and the Board has every confidence in his ability to lead BAC in the interests of business and in its partnership with government," said BAC Chairman Mark J Lamberti.

Dr Wright holds a Bachelor of Science Honours (Physics) as well as a Higher Education Diploma from the University of Natal and a Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mr Nzimande, who will be appointed deputy chairman of BAC, holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (UNISA) and Master of Business Administration (Wits).

"We wish both gentlemen every success in their new roles," said Mr Lamberti.