Finance and Services
About Finance, Innovation, Operations, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Services (FIOII)FIOII provides the finance, innovation, operations, infrastructure, information and communication services that support and deliver on the UWC mandate. We aim to continuously build on the service delivery, financial viability and solid capital base of UWC, by evolving people, systems and infrastructure to serve our stakeholders who have to deliver on teaching and learning, research, community engagement and innovation.
Executive Director: Mr Abduraghman RegalMr Abduraghman (Manie) Regal became the Executive Director: Finance and Services at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2004. He is responsible for the strategic management of finance, innovation, operations, infrastructure and information and communication services at UWC.
Mr Regal is also responsible for diversifying the university’s revenue base, developing entrepreneurs and facilitating opportunities for small to medium enterprises, determining policy direction, infrastructure expansion and improvement, and risk and compliance matters. Mr Regal holds a BCom Accounting degree from UWC and a BCompt Honours degree from UNISA.
In 2010 he completed the year-long American Council on Education Fellows Program in the USA, a leadership development programme for prospective Vice-Chancellors. Mr Regal is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). Before joining UWC, he worked as an Audit Manager for Ernst & Young, and as a Financial Accountant for Southern Asset Management.
The FIOII VisionOur vision in FIOII is to provide professional services that deliver Stability, Viability, Sustainability and Security/Safety for our students and staff in support of leadership's vision for the University holistically.
The FIOII MissionOur mission as FIOII is to create an Enabling Environment and to provide professional, quality, effective and efficient support and services to our university community in everything that we do.
The FIOII ValuesIn pursuit of achieving our Vision and Mission, the FIOII team has adopted the following values:
- Accountability and ownership
- Adaptability and innovation
- Service orientation
Our Strategic FIOII ThemesFollowing on from the FIOII leadership team’s strategic planning initiatives, the following overarching guiding themes were adopted to assist each of the seven underlying units develop their own strategic plans for the future:
- Diversifying the revenue base
- Financial viability
- Infrastructure expansion and improvement
- Entrepreneurial University
- Service orientation
- Student experience
- Campus development (Infrastructure)