Job Title: Executive Director, Governance and Operations
Country: South Africa
Alta Prinsloo is Executive Director, Governance and Operations for the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), a position she has held since July 2012; she served as Director, Governance and Operations since January 2009. In this role, she is responsible for IFAC's strategic planning and governance; budgeting, accounting, and financial management; and the organization's day-to-day operations, including human resources and information technology. She also oversees the Communications Department and the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee. Ms. Prinsloo previously served as Deputy Director of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), where she provided technical direction on the development of IAASB pronouncements and oversaw their publication. She joined IFAC in 2002.
From 1997 through 2002, Ms. Prinsloo worked at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), becoming its Technical Director in 2000. At SAICA, she was responsible for the development of auditing standards, accounting and auditing guidance for entities operating in regulated industries, and corporate governance-related matters. In 1996, Ms. Prinsloo worked at Amalgamated Banks of South Africa, where she was responsible for professional development of the internal audit function. Previously, she worked in the national technical and training office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Originally from South Africa, where she is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Ms. Prinsloo holds a Master’s Degree in financial management. Ms. Prinsloo lives in New York with her husband and two children.