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Dean Garreffa

Finance Director

DT Global Asia Pacific


  • Bachelor of Commerce, CPA, Latrobe University

Languages: English

Technical areas of expertise: Finance

Dean Garreffa is the Finance Director for DT Global Asia-Pacific. In this role, he heads up the Corporate and Project Financial Management functions, inclusive of direct oversight of the Corporate & Project Finance Teams, Project Internal Audit, and Tax Compliance.

Dean has 20+ years of experience in the international development world, both in commercial and not for profit sectors. He has a passion for people and stakeholder management and enabling collaborative relationships to be built across the organisation to ensure finance functionality and achievement of critical objectives. Dean’s first job was at Save The Children Australia, and from that point his love for work in this industry has grown and grown. His leadership approach centers upon his coaching, mentoring, and influencing skills, backed by ability to deliver positive financial growth, through innovation, process improvement, and acute financial analysis in complex settings.

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What’s the coolest thing about your job?

The coolest thing about my job is being able to work cross culturally with wonderful people from varied backgrounds and educations. This makes a finance job as about as exciting as it can get!

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?

On the weekend I love to relax in the morning, with coffee in bed with my beautiful cat, followed by a run or a swim, go out for a lovely meal with great company, and if my Australian Football League team Stkilda Saints are playing, I’d love to go to a game, and hopefully watch them win of course, otherwise it’s not so much my favorite thing to do!