Treasure Earth Prize Team

Treasure Earth appoints Treasurer, Member of the Advisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee

Kyle Martin, ACA CA (SA) MBA CertT

Treasurer, Member of the Advisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee

Treasure Earth is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Martin, ACA CA (SA) MBA CertT as Treasurer, Member of the Advisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee effective 9 January 2020. Kyle currently works at HSBC as Financial reporting Manager undertaking the external financial reporting for HSBC Bank plc (HSBC Europe). He joined HSBC from Standard Chartered Bank London where he had moved from his native South Africa to work as Manager Group Financial Reporting responsible for Group IFRS 9 credit risk.

Kyle started his career at Deloitte South Africa as part of the Financial Institutions and Services Audit Team where he was rated as a top performer undertaking the audit of two of South Africa’s top tier banks.

From there in his consulting role he was offered a role at Barclays Africa Group Ltd as Senior Manager Finance Accounting (VP) where among other achievements he led a restatement project to carve out Treasury as a new reporting segment and was offered a full bursary to take his MBA. From there he rose swiftly through the ranks over a five year period to Financial Control Manager (VP) where he took responsibility for Financial policy, governance & controls for the Africa region and where he was awarded a full bursary to study for his CFA  before moving up to a financial modelling role as Senior Financial Analyst. His final role at Barclays Africa Group was as Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager – Change (VP) CFA  where he worked on the Forecasting and analysis of Barclays Plc/Absa separation.


                     Master of Business Administration – Gordon Institute of Business Science, 2014

                                             Bachelor of Commerce Honours – University of Johannesburg, 2008

                     Diploma in Treasury (currently studying) –  The Association of Corporate Treasurers, (expected 2020)

                                             Certificate in Treasury –  The Association of Corporate Treasurers, 2019

                                             CFA Level III –  CFA Institute, 2018

                                             Chartered Accountant – The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), 2019;

                                             South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), 2011

Kyle has volunteered at the following organisations:


Treasurer – Central Gauteng Aquatics (Non-Profit Organisation)

Non-Executive Director – Public Relations Institute of South Africa (Non-Profit Organisation)

Treasurer – The Old Crawfordians Alumni Society


The valued skills set that Kyle brings to Treasure Earth complements the existing team perfectly and will contribute significantly to the success of our Prizes and Awards and play a major role in the Treasure Earth challenge addressing the major global challenges of the 21st century such as global conflict and global warming by championing CSR and humanitarian care and with a special focus on youth.