Leading the financial department of SAB Miller – staffing over 500 people – is Garth, a chartered accountant holding a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (B.Com) from the University of Natal. He joined SAB as a senior accountant (taxation planning) as early as in 1984, to be appointed group financial manager for SAB in Botswana three years later.
From 1997 to 1999, Garth held the position of financial manager for various regions and departments including Isando, Northern Transvaal and Orange Free State, Beer Division, and the development division. In 2000, Garth was promoted to financial director of the Czech and Slovak Republics. He returned to South Africa in 2002, when he was appointed finance director of the South African Breweries Ltd.