Phila Ndarana


Job Title: CTO

Company: Auditor-General of South Africa


Phila Ndarana serves as the chief technical officer of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). As CTO, Phila is responsible for ensuring that there is a business-aligned digital transformation strategy that has been approved by all governance structures at AGSA.

2022 – Present CTO, Auditor-General of South Africa
2020 – 2022 Chief Digital Officer, Ubank
2019 – 2020 Chief Information Officer, Absa Insurance
2014 – 2019 Chief Information Officer, Sanlam Private Wealth
2007 – 2014 Head: Project Portfolio Office, Sanlam Personal Finance
2006 – 2007 Chief Information Officer, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
1996 – 2006 Systems Manager, Team Leader for Store Systems, Retail Academy Programme, Analyst Programmer, Informix Programmer, and IT Trainee Manager, Woolworths

Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt), Nubiz (Qualtec accredited)
Gordon School of Business Senior Management Development Programme, Sanlam and University of Stellenbosch Business School
Digital Transformation Strategy (postgraduate), University of Cape Town
2024 MSc: Strategic IT Management, Arden University (United Kingdom)

About Auditor-General of South Africa: The Auditor-General of South Africa is an office established by the 1996 Constitution of South Africa and is one of the Chapter 9 institutions intended to support democracy, although its history dates back at least 100 years.

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