Debra-Lynn Marais (Debbye) was appointed to the position of Altron Group Chief Information Officer with effect from 1 January 2021.
Debbye has over 20 years’ experience in information technology, of which 14 have been spent at Altron. She joined the company in 2006 and grew through the ranks, assuming roles of increasing responsibility in integrated reporting systems, IT systems delivery, IT governance and risk management.
In 2019, Debbye was promoted to Group Shared Services Executive to establish global standardisation and efficiency in Finance, Real Estate, HR Operations and Group Procurement functional areas. Prior to this promotion, she successfully led strategic projects such as the Group’s migration to Office 365, implementation and upgrades of Field Services and Billing System (Astea), implementation of D365 CE and F&O, migration of a large number of core systems and platforms to Azure (with Altron being the first corporate to go-live with a production system in Azure SA DC).
Debbye is a qualified CA(SA), CISA and holds a Higher Diploma in Education.