PAFA board appoints Alta Prinsloo as Chief Executive Officer

This is to notify all stakeholders that the PAFA Board has appointed Ms. Alta Prinsloo as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 November 2020. She brings a wealth of experience to the Federation. Ms. Prinsloo is currently an Executive Director at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Her brief Bio is provided below.

Alta Prinsloo – a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) – is an executive director with primary responsibility for IFAC’s new approach to advancing education for future-ready professional accountants.

Ms. Prinsloo joined the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in 2002, and served as deputy director before transitioning to IFAC, where she has served in various executive roles, including governance & nominations, strategic planning, risk management, finance, operations & information technology, human resources, and intellectual property. She has also overseen a wide variety of initiatives, including accountancy capacity building, Accountability. Now. – an initiative focused on transparency and accountability in the public sector, the IFAC Member Compliance program, professional accountants in business and in small- and medium-sized practices, and the Knowledge Gateway.

From 1997 through 2002, Ms. Prinsloo worked at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, becoming its technical director in 2000. In 1996, she worked at Amalgamated Banks of South Africa where she was responsible for professional development of the internal audit function. Prior to that, she worked in the national technical and training office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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