Keep moving forward by focusing on the goal, not the hurdle.

Duane Newman

EY South Africa Partner

Respected government programme advisor.

Duane is a Partner at EY. Previously, he was the joint Managing Director at Cova where he played a pivotal role in setting up Cova Advisory and Associates in 2012. He is a respected business consultant with expertise in the fields of government grants, tax incentives and customs and excise.

Prior to founding Cova Advisory, he was a tax partner at one of the Big 4 firms for 12 years where he set up and led the sustainability and climate change division and served on the global Exco of the sustainability practice from its inception in 2009.

He is the current board member at South African Institute of Taxation. Duane has held numerous leadership positions, including Chairman of the Incentives Association, Chairman of the Trade Committee at the South African Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Business Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Committee Member of Eurochamber. Most recently, he served as the Board member responsible for Sustainability at the American Chamber of Commerce. He is regularly quoted in the press and writes for several publications on his areas of expertise.

Duane is a qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and is a registered Tax Practitioner. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

How is Duane building a better working world?

Passionate about building a better future for Africans by advising on investment growth, trade, and the green economy.


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