Ms. Jo-Ann Christine Agulhas
Ms. Jo-Ann Christine Agulhas obtained a B. Comm degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, at Rhodes University and her early career includes lecturing and research in skills development.
In November 1999, she joined the Institute for Public Finance and Auditing (IPFA) as the Professional Development Director responsible for developing and implementing the qualifications framework and tiered membership structure of the Institute. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Group Chief Executive of the Institute and its subsidiary, Public Finance IQ (PFiQ) on 1 April 2008.
Jo-Ann joined The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) on 2 July 2012 as the Head of South Africa, responsible for driving the long term country strategy of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
She has served on various skills development committees and boards, advising on matters relating to education, training, career opportunities and vocational trends. Her career experience provided the opportunity to work extensively with stakeholders in government and education in Southern Africa as well as international bodies such as the World Bank and IFAC and includes serving as a Management Board member of FASSET (a Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance in South Africa) and being a Technical Advisor on the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) of IFAC from 2005 – 2007.
Jo-Ann is passionate about developing people and promoting the recognition of specialist skills. She is keen to apply her skills and experience to expand the national and international footprint of SAQA while maintaining the organizational culture of excellence and integrity.