Issue 51 | July-September 2020 17 GENERAL NEWS A TRIBUTE TO THE FORMER PAAB CEO The IRBA mourns the passing of Professor Lucas van Vuuren, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB), the predecessor to the IRBA, from 1984 to 1998. Prof van Vuuren was first appointed to the PAAB in 1981 as a full-time Education Officer, following a secondment from the University of South Africa. During his tenure at the PAAB, he was instrumental in defining the instructional objectives of the qualifying examination, dealing with its questions pool. He also assisted the subcommittee of the Board to define the common body of knowledge required by registered accountants and auditors. Prof van Vuuren was honoured by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2016 for his proven track record and life-long commitment to accounting education and the profession. A real gentleman and well-liked and respected professional, his contribution will be missed by all in the accounting and auditing profession. NEW IRBA BOARD APPOINTED The new IRBA Board was appointed recently, following a cabinet announcement. At its first meeting, the Board duly elected a chairman and a deputy chairman. The new Board members, appointed in line with Section 11 of the Auditing Profession Act, are: • Ms Martie Janse van Rensburg (Chairman) • Ms Nombulelo Gumata (Deputy Chairman) • Mr Iqbal Motala • Mr Madoda Petros • Ms Thembeka Semane; • Ms Jesmane Boggenpoel; • Prof Nirupa Padia; • Mr Craig Barret; and • Mr Zunaid Vally.