South Africa
Brian Eaton | CEO of RSM South Africa

Brian Eaton

Office : Johannesburg
About Brian

Brian Eaton is the CEO of RSM South Africa, a position that he has held since 2001.   He is also the CEO of RSM SA Consulting.  His professional career began at the firm in 1973.  Brian also currently holds the position of Chairperson of the Board of RSM International.  He has been  a member of the RSM International Board of Directors since 2009.

Brian is a prolific speaker and has presented on a number of topics at numerous national and international events and webcasts.  Much of Brian’s professional career has involved acting as an advisor to Owner Managed Entities and Family Owned Businesses.  Currently he is mainly engaged in a wide range of consulting services including mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, acting as trustee and attending to the winding up of deceased estates.


  • Chief Executive  Officer of RSM South Africa
  • Chief Executive Officer of RSM SA Consulting
  • Chairperson of the Policy Committee of RSM South Africa
  • Chairperson of the Board of RSM International
  • Director of various Private Companies
  • Past Chairperson of Consolidated Financial Planning (Pty) Ltd
  • Past Chairperson of Coca-Cola Southern Africa Pension Fund
  • Trustee on a number of Trusts and Executor in Deceased Estates
  • Representative of the Medium Size Practices on the CA Charter Council
  • Trustee and Protector on a number of charitable trusts supporting education and the arts
  • Past Chairperson of RSM International Association


  • Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Registered Auditor with  Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
  • Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Served on Disciplinary Committee of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board from 2001 to 2006
  • Member of Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IODSA)


  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
  • Registered with Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors
  • Registered as a Tax Practitioner


  • 1978 Bachelor of Accountancy – University of the Witwatersrand
  • 1979 Qualifying Exam – Public Accountants and Auditors Board
  • 1983 Higher Diploma in Tax Law – University of the Witwatersrand
  • 1985 Principles of Real Estate – Estate Agents Board.