Eskom's search to replenish its decimated senior ranks has led it back to one of its old hands, Paul O'Flaherty, who has the considerable backing of Eskom's board and is seemingly the frontrunner for the post of chief financial officer. The beleaguered power utility, which has been attempting a clean-up over the past few months since Cyril Ramaphosa's election as president, has made significant changes to its senior management and board. A source close to Eskom said it was highly likely that O'Flaherty would be back at Eskom as he was the only recommendation the board had made to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan. "He knows where the bodies are, that's part of the reason why he is being recommended," the source told Business Times. Gordhan makes all CEO and CFO appointments for state-owned companies. Last week the minister appointed Phakamani Hadebe as the group's new permanent CEO. Hadebe had been acting CEO since the beginning of the year. O'Flaherty is a former C...

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