New Appointments

Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu

Incoming Chairman of the board

Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu is currently the Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and a member of the Advisory board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Prof Nkuhlu has served as President of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants for two terms, from April 1998 to April 2000. He is passionately involved with the development of Black Accountants and is the Patron of the Nkuhlu School of Accounting of the University of Fort Hare.

He served as Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa, T M Mbeki, and as Chief Executive of the Secretariat of New Partnership for Africa’s Development NEPAD from 2000 to 2005, playing a major role in the elaboration of NEPAD policy framework and in promoting the programme both in Africa and internationally. He participates regularly as a speaker in international conferences on African Development issues and corporate governance.

In recognition of his contribution to education, business and development, Professor Nkuhlu has received a number of awards, including Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of the Free State, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Witwatersrand and University of Fort Hare; and merit awards from the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce, Association for Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa and the Black Management Forum. He was also awarded the President of Convocation Medal by the University of Cape Town in June 2004. The medal is awarded to graduates of UCT for outstanding community service.

Appointment effective 1 March 2018

Ansie Ramalho 

Incoming Independent Director

Ramalho currently serves as a professional non-executive director and is a consultant to the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank. She also does ad hoc-consulting and writes, teaches and presents on the various aspects of corporate law, directors’ duties and corporate governance. She is a member of a number of technical committees, including the King Committee on Corporate Governance, the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and the Global Reporting Initiative Focal Point Advisory Group.

Ramalho was the appointed King IV Project Lead with responsibility for the successful finalisation of the King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016. Her prior position at the IoDSA was that of Chief Executive. Before joining the IoDSA, she worked at KPMG in corporate restructuring and recovery and later as dedicated corporate governance specialists in internal audit.

Ramalho is a lawyer by training and believes that corporate governance can and should be harnessed for the benefit of the economy, society and the natural environment.


Appointment effective 1 March 2018


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