the team  - TH Murray


TERTIUS MURRAY - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


In June 2007 Tertius joined the Nova Institute and added his skills in marketing and finance to the growing

Nova team. Currently he is the ICT Systems Manager and responsible for the integration of various ICT systems and also assists

with financial and cost accounting of various Nova projects. He is also actively involved in research where his activities

include analysing research data for projects as well as writing reports.


He holds a B.Com Honours degree in Marketing- and Communication Management from the University of Pretoria and frequently participates in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to improve his skills in relevant subjects. Previous Coursera courses completed include: Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations and The Data Scientist’s Toolbox.


Previous work experience at Nova includes the implementation and verification of Nova's Basa Magogo project. This project was the first in South Africa to issue Gold Standard VERs and it aims to reduce air pollution while improving the quality of life for low-income households in South Africa. He also assisted in setting up accounting and monitoring database systems, training of field workers in the use of mobile phones for surveys, analysing data and writing of project and financial reports and training office staff in the use of ICT programmes.


Non-Nova work experience include contract research for investment opportunities in the Nelson Mandela Metro for Garnett-Adams, a business consultancy firm, as well as holding the position of Marketing Manager for LEFI, a non-profit organisation focusing on care takers in the community.


His dream is to help with the upliftment of low-income households and he believes that it is the possibility of a dream coming true that makes life interesting. His interests include swimming, fly-fishing, birding, touch-rugby and reading. He also enjoys spending time in nature with his wife Delene and three children Henry, Alet and Nina.



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