Germari Pieterse, a Senior Adviser with StoneTurn, brings over 15 years of experience in operational effectiveness, internal audit and investigations. A former COO and CFO, Germari leverages her significant C-suite expertise to help clients identify and implement pragmatic approaches to governance, management and analysis, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, corporate social responsibility and impact investment.

Germari advises clients on the design of effective financial infrastructures, enhancement of governance and compliance programs, as well as streamlining and improving systems and processes. She also conducts internal audits and assessments to identify and address gaps of design and operating effectiveness across business departments.

As government entities, corporations and their stakeholders increase their attention on ESG efforts, Germari leverages her expertise to help clients develop, implement and monitor their ESG policies. She also advises on sustainable financial practices and evaluates established compliance programs to help ensure ESG policies and procedures are well incorporated and designed.

Germari is also skilled in investigations, having conducted financial and process-driven investigations throughout her career. She has worked on due diligence investigations, including managing the post-transaction integration of a targeted company.

Prior to her work with StoneTurn, Germari was the Chief Operating Officer at Azura Retreats. She also previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at FutureLearn and its subsidiaries.

Germari holds membership with the South African Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA). She is fluent in English, Afrikaans and German.