FISA announces new appointments

24 March 2015 FISA
Ronel Williams.

Ronel Williams.

At its Annual General Meeting held on 18 March 2015 in Johannesburg, the Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) announced the results of elections, resulting in the following appointments:

Ms Ronel Williams was appointed as National Chairperson, for a term of two years. Ms Williams is a highly experienced fiduciary practitioner with a career spanning 25 years. Please see the pensketch below. She succeeeds Ms Angelique Visser, who held the position of FISA National Chairperson for the past three years.

Dr Eben Nel was appointed as Vice Chairperson for a term of two years. (Pensketch below).

In addition, prior to the AGM, the position of Chief Executive Officer of FISA was confirmed as a permanent appointment. Mr Louis van Vuren was announced as CEO, a position he has held in an acting capacity. (Pensketch below).

The FISA Council now comprises the following members:

National Chairperson: Ronel Williams
Vice Chairperson: Eben Nel
National Councillor and Secretary: Aaron Roup
National Councillor: Angelique Visser
Eastern Cape Regional Councillor: Eben Nel
Free State Regional Councillor: Colin Hickling
Gauteng Regional Councillor: Cheryl Howard
KwaZulu- Natal Regional Councillor: Muhammed Jagot
Western Cape Regional Councillor: Chris Murphy
Chief Executive Officer: Louis van Vuren

FISA National Chairperson Ms Williams said: “FISA’s vision is to play a leading role in the fiduciary profession in Southern Africa. We aim to promote the fiduciary profession by raising standards, which will benefit our members and the public.”

“The new role of CEO is an indication of the increasing demands of members and FISA’s growing stature in the industry. Mr van Vuren will attend to operational matters and implementation of strategy and report to the Council.

“I look forward to working with him and my fellow Council members to further promote the interests of fiduciary practitioners and educate the public about fiduciary matters,” said Ms Williams.

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