Board

The business and affairs of the Company must be managed by and under the discretion of the Board, which has the authority to exercise all of the powers and perform any of the functions of the Company.
Dr Valerie Naidoo

Dr Valerie Naidoo

Director: Chairman

Elected : May 2016
Achim Wurster

Achim Wurster

Director: Vice Chairman

Elected : May 2016

Dr Jo Burgess

Dr Jo Burgess

Director: Immediate Past Chairman

Elected : May 2016

Gorden Walters

Gorden Walters

Director: Finance, Risk and Audit

Elected : November 2016

Juanita Vorster

Juanita Vorster

Director

Elected : June 2017

Prof David Taylor

Prof David Taylor

Director: Legal and Governance

Elected: August 2014
Natasia van Binsbergen

Natasia van Binsbergen

Director: Branches

Elected : May 2017

Nora Hanke-Louw

Nora Hanke-Louw

Director: Young Water Professionals Chairman

Elected : May 2016

Vacant

Vacant

Director: Divisions

Elected: May 2017

Dr Lester Goldman

Dr Lester Goldman

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: January 2014

Corporate Governance

WISA is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance and the Board is fully committed to creating value for members in a balanced, ethical and sustainable manner. The Board seeks to ensure that good governance is practiced at all levels and that it is an integral part of WISA’s operations.

The Board is the focal point of WISA’s corporate governance system and remains ultimately accountable and responsible for its performance and affairs.

A culture of compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures has been established within WISA. The Board has established a Board Committee that addresses and advises on corporate governance. This committee utilises Task Teams or individuals to assist and advice when required. This Committee is currently undertaking a revision process of the WISA MOI, to be followed by other reviews, to ensure compliance to all relevant legislation and best practice.

Application of and Compliance with King III and King IV

The Board endorses the principle of openness, integrity, sustainability, transparency, fairness, responsibility and accountability advocated by the King Code of Governance for South Africa, King III and recently released King IV. The WISA Board focuses on:

  • Setting and steering WISA direction
  • Approving policy and planning
  • Overseeing and monitoring WISA’s performance
  • Ensuring accountability