Job Title: Executive Director, Quality & Development
Alta Prinsloo is Executive Director, Quality & Development and responsible for global accountancy profession development initiatives, including accountancy capacity building and Accountability. Now.—an initiative focused on transparency and accountability in the public sector; quality and membership, including the IFAC Member Compliance Program; and human capital and intellectual property management.
Ms. Prinsloo joined the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in 2002, and served as deputy director before transitioning to IFAC, where she has served in various executive roles, including governance and nominations, strategic planning, risk management, finance, operations & information technology, human resources and intellectual property. She has also overseen activities in support of professional accountants in business and those working in small- and medium-sized practices, as well as the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway.
From 1997 through 2002, Ms. Prinsloo worked at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, becoming its Technical Director in 2000. In 1996, she worked at Amalgamated Banks of South Africa where she was responsible for professional development of the internal audit function. Prior to that, she worked in the national technical and training office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Prinsloo is originally from South Africa, qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA), and holds a Master’s Degree in financial management.