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 Grant Dunnington


Grant Dunnington was appointed Group CEO of SBV Services (Pty) Ltd in September 2001.  SBV Services (Pty) Ltd is a company that is owned by the four major banks in South Africa which provide cash processing and transportation services to the banking industry.
Prior to this Grant has a successful seventeen-year track record with First National Bank, one of the leading four banks in South Africa, joining as an executive trainee in 1984.  After valuable exposure at various branches, in 1987, he was chosen to go on secondment to Barclays PLC in Hong Kong for eighteen months.
On his return he joined the corporate banking division and was subsequently promoted to a Senior Manager role in strategic planning at Head Office.
He was directly involved in the merger between First National Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, and Southern & Momentum in 1998 where he was involved in structuring the deal and the due diligence process.
This success lead to his appointment as General Manager: Strategy & Communications and a year later he was promoted to CEO: Generic Services Cluster of FirstRand Bank, migrating various business units from corporate Head Office functions to stand alone profit centres which included Group HR, Premises, Communications, Catering, Legal, Procurement and a fleet of over 4 000 vehicles.
Grant Dunnington completed a B.Com degree in 1983 and has since completed an Executive Management Program at the University of Cape Town. He is also a Chartered Associate of the Institute of Bankers.


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