The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has appointed Tsakani Maluleke as its non-executive board chair.

Maluleke previously served as the deputy auditor-general of South Africa and has a range of governance experience gained through her participation on numerous corporate boards and strategic committees in both the private and public sector.

Maluleke said: “I am honoured and humbled by the opportunity to make a contribution towards strengthening the accountancy profession. Part of our urgent tasks include expediting initiatives that begun under the previous Board – to put in place corrective measures to address our governance structure.

“I am confident that this Board, made up of dedicated professionals, will do everything in its power to restore the image of the Chartered Accountancy profession and bring value to our members.”

Maluleke has also aimed to contribute to the growth and transformation of the accountancy profession through her volunteer work with various organisations such as The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of South Africa and African Women Chartered Accountants.