Mr Sturgeon is currently a Consultant to Liberty Holdings Limited in South Africa, responsible for the Liberty Property Portfolio, Chairman of the Pension and Provident Funds as well as over sight of certain of Liberty’s non South African subsidiaries. Prior to this he was the Group Executive - Corporate Finance and Capital Management for the Liberty Group (2004 – 2017). Prior to this, he was a Consultant to the Standard Bank Equity Fund division on Management Buyouts and Private Equity Investments (2000 – 2004).
With a career history which began in the early 1970s, he started as an articled clerk with Peat Marwick Mitchell and grew his financial experience through various positions from Financial and Cost Accountant to Financial Controller for companies within the Dorbyl Group, then becoming Group Financial Manager for Calan Limited. From May 1982, Mr Sturgeon became the Group Financial Director/Company Secretary for Natyre Limited / Calan Group. Since then, he has held various Financial Director positions including for Argus Holdings Limited (1993 – 1994) and the Premier Group Limited (1994 – 1999). Mr Sturgeon holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) from the University of Witwatersrand. He also holds a CMA and HDip Tax also from the University of Witwatersrand. He is a registered Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.