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IRBA board appoints new CEO

Jenitha John has been appointed as the new CEO of South Africa’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), effective 1 June 2020.

John has over 22 years of experience in the internal audit profession and most recently served as the senior vice chair on the global board of directors of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Global Assembly.

In her role as CEO at IRBA, she will be responsible for implementing the Board’s five-year strategy (2021−2026).

John replaces Bernard Agulhas who has been with the IRBA since 2008. His current contract ended on 31 March 2020 but was extended until the end of June 2020 to allow the board to conduct a recruitment process.

Commenting on Agulhas’ departure, board chair Abel Dlamini said: “Bernard’s technical skills and deep knowledge of the audit industry has contributed to earning the IRBA its rightful place in the South African financial ecosystem and his representation on international structures has ensured over the past two decades that South Africa has the recognition and respect from the global community. He has always demonstrated his commitment to the protection of the public interest and the public, and epitomises the IRBA’s values of integrity, independence and high standards.”

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