2023

Michelle Austin

Entrant Company

Keegor Group

Category

Management - Woman Leadership of the Year

Client's Name

Outstanding Entrepreneur Transforms Family Business Into Market Leader

Country / Region

South Africa

Keegor Group's rich history and dedication to excellence are evident in its impressive track record of success. Founded over 60 years ago, the company has grown to become a leading provider of equipment and consumables for precious metals mining analysis and production worldwide. With operations on six continents, the company's global reach is a testament to its commitment to delivering high-quality products and services.

What sets Keegor Group apart is its strong family culture, which is evident in the way the company values its employees and community. The extended "Keegor family" of over 60 staff members has been granted 70% ownership of the operational company, a clear indication of the company's commitment to sharing its success with those who make it possible.

At the heart of Keegor Group's success is Michelle Austin, the company's Group Financial Director. As the sole woman executive director and one of only two women on the leadership team, Michelle has blazed a trail for women in finance and board membership in the Metals and Engineering industry in South Africa. Despite not having an engineering degree, Michelle has risen to the top of her field, proving that with dedication and hard work, anything is possible.

Under Michelle's leadership, Keegor Group has achieved unprecedented growth and success. With a focus on automation and staying true to its traditional family values, the company has achieved 157% revenue growth and transformed its on-time delivery rate from 29% to 93%. These accomplishments are a testament to Michelle's dedication to excellence and her ability to lead by example.

Michelle's impact extends beyond Keegor Group. As a philanthropist, she is committed to giving back to her community and inspiring future generations of business leaders through coaching, mentoring, and change management. Her leadership and commitment to excellence have helped elevate Keegor Group to new heights, and her dedication to making a positive impact on the world will undoubtedly continue to inspire others for years to come.

Credits

Group Financial Director
Michelle Austin
 
2023
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Entrant Company

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Category

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Country / Region

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Entrant Company

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Category

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Country / Region

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Entrant Company

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Category

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Country / Region

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Entrant Company

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Category

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Country / Region

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