In July 2018 the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Board announced the establishment of a Governance Review Task Team (GRTT) led by Roy Andersen CA(SA). The GRTT mandate included the review of SAICA’s governance structures and defining a more diversified and balanced Board inclusive of independent persons from outside the membership of SAICA, with the necessary skills and experience to provide strategic guidance.
Since the announcement, the GRTT conducted research into how similar bodies around the world are structured and also consulted with SAICA members and other stakeholders. Following these consultations, the GRTT submitted their recommendation for a revised SAICA Constitution to the Board, which was subsequently approved by members at the Annual General Meeting on 26 June 2019.
The revised Constitution requires that the SAICA Board comprises executive and non-executive members which will include non-Chartered Accountants. It also requires the Board to be representative, diverse and balanced with the necessary skills and experience to help provide strategic guidance.
SAICA therefore invites Chartered Accountants(SA) and non-Chartered Accountants to apply, or for individuals to nominate suitably qualified candidates, to serve on the SAICA Board as non-executive members. All candidates must be upstanding individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and be fanatical supporters of high ethical standards.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31 JULY 2019.
The requirements, criteria and application/nomination forms for suitably qualified individuals are outlined at http://governance.saica.co.za/