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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences was established in 2005. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Faculty on issues regarding the educational, research and community service programmes of participating departments. This advice is aimed at the strategic positioning of the Faculty and at ensuring that the academic standards of the Faculty and participating departments meet the quality and relevancy expectations of the private and public sector.

Composition of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of at least ten nominated members, active in the public and private sector. These nominations are made by the Faculty and approved by the Vice-Principal.

2014 Advisory Board members:

Dr Rashad Cassim        

Head: Research Department, South African Reserve Bank

Mr Wim de Klerk   Finance Director: Exxaro

Mr Russel Loubser



Dr Namane Magau


Director of various companies

Dr Anna Mokgokong


Chairperson of Community Investment Holdings

Mr Freeman Nomvalo


Accountant General

Mr Jeff van Rooyen


CEO of Uranus

Dr Johan van Zyl


CEO of Toyota

Dr Claudelle von Eck



Prof Shirley Zinn

  Deputy Global Head Human Resources, Standard Bank SA

Meetings of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year. The chairperson may schedule interim meetings on request of any member of the Board. A quorum consists of at least three nominated members, the vice-principal, and the dean or their duly appointed representatives. At meetings, every member has one vote. Decisions are taken by an ordinary majority of the members present. In case of a tie, the chairperson will have a casting vote.

Functions of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board considers and gives advice on:

- the strategic plans and present initiatives of the Faculty;

-the performance of the Faculty; and

- any other matter on which the Faculty wishes to gain advice.



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