Issue 47 | July - September 2019 20 Rebecca Motsepe has been appointed as Director Legal to head the team responsible for coordinating the register of auditors; handling disciplinary processes against auditors who are in breach of the Code of Professional Conduct, or those not complying with standards; and providing general legal support to the IRBA. Rebecca is an admitted attorney with more than 10 years of litigation and commercial law experience. She joins the IRBA from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, where she was the Executive Head of the Legal Services Department. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree, a master’s degree in Corporate Law, a post-graduate Diploma in Contracts, and qualifications in the Law of Banking and Financial Markets as well as Compliance Management. Nadine Kater has been appointed as Director Education and Transformation to lead the team responsible for the management of the Audit Development Programme; monitoring of the South African InstituteofCharteredAccountants (SAICA); the accreditation of professional bodies: Continuous Professional Development; and the proficiency assessment of prospective registered auditors (RAs) for admission into the RA register. Nadine joins the IRBA from SAICA, where she was the Senior Executive responsible for the Accounting Technician AT (SA) qualification. For the past 30 years, she has been promoting skills development in the accounting profession, with a special focus on education and training. Some of her previous roles include having been the Head of ACCA South Africa, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Director: Learnerships ETQA at FASSET, the Seta for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services. She has a B Com (Accounting and Business Management) degree, an HED in Accounting, Economics, Business Economics, Pedagogics and an MBA. GENERAL NEWS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO SERVE ON IRBA STATUTORY COMMITTEES The IRBA calls for nominations of persons to be added to its database of CVs for statutory committees. The committees – which are established in terms of Section 20 of the Auditing Profession Act, Act 26 of 2005, to assist the IRBA Board in the performance of its functions – are: • Committee for Auditor Ethics (CFAE); • Committee for Auditor Standards (CFAS); • Disciplinary Committee (DISCOM); • Education and Transformation Committee (EDCOM); • Investigations Committee (INVESCO); and • Inspections Committee (INSCOM). More information on the duties and responsibilities of these committees is available on the IRBA website. Ideal nominees should have relevant expertise in the regulatory environment, risk management, corporate governance, academia, strategic planning, the listed environment and banking. They should also have qualifications in accounting, auditing, information and communication technology, law and human resources. Eligible persons who wish to be considered should submit their detailed CVs and nomination forms to the Board Secretary, Ms Jill Levendal, at IRBA 2019 ANNUAL REPORT The IRBA 2019 Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament and is now available on the IRBA website . NEW APPOINTMENTS During this quarter, the IRBA appointed two new directors to complete its management team, following the resignation and retirement of three of its executives last year. CEO Bernard Agulhas said he was pleased to strengthen the management team with two such highly qualified and experienced professionals, and looked forward to working with them to restore confidence in the profession.