Academic Subcommittee Members
Please note that the information on this page is provisional until the certification programme has been officially established
The 2009 Academic Subcommittee Nominees and Appointments
The following members are earmarked for the Academic Subcommittee, subject to approval by TMA:
Professor Anneli Loubser (UNISA, King III Business Rescue Task Force, doctoral student in law, present TMA-SA Board member, a statutory position on the CGB as Chair of the Academic Subcommittee in terms of certification by-laws). Appointed by the TMA-SA Board on 19 March 2009 – note that technically, in terms of the by-laws, the CGB should make this appointment).
Professor Anneli Loubser
Professor Anneli Loubser completed BA (Law) and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria and an LLM in Corporate Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Presently writing doctoral thesis on corporate rescue. Admitted as Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa and practised as attorney in Pretoria for several years.
Presently associate professor in the Department of Mercantile Law at UNISA, teaching corporate law to LLM students and Corporate Governance and Legislation to students in the ICSA Programme in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance offered by the Centre for Business Management at UNISA. Co-developer and -presenter of the Certificate Programme in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law offered by the Centre for Business Law at UNISA and of the Certificate in Corporate Law offered by the Law Society of South Africa (Legal Education and Development) to practising attorneys.
Member of the Litigation Committee of the Financial Services Board of South Africa and a member of the subcommittee on business rescue of the Third King Committee on Corporate Governance.
Author of the chapter on South African corporate rescue in Corporate Rescue: An Overview of Recent Developments by K.G. Broc and R. Parry (eds) (2 ed, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands, 2006) and four chapters of Mars The Law of Insolvency in South Africa 9 ed (2008). Has published extensively in national and international law journals and presented papers at several national and international conferences, including INSOL International Academic Forum Conferences.
Nominee: Professor Marius Pretorius
Dr. Marius Pretorius is Associate Professor in Strategy, Leadership and Turnaround in the Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa. As a strategy consultant and facilitator he focuses on distressed ventures in search of rescue and growth. Research interests from his publication record suggest turnaround modeling, leadership, entrepreneurial strategy and simulation as focus areas. He has accepted the nomination.
Nominee: Frans van Heerden
Frans van Heerden is an Associate director of and lecturer at Wits Business School. Frans holds an M Com degree and has consulted and lectured in the areas of Strategy, Organization behaviour and other areas of business to local as well as business entities in the Middle East, USA and Africa. He has a keen interest in organisation renewal, turnaround and the development of business renewal practitioners.
His experience in business consulting, lecturing, training and development spans more than thirty years. He has accepted the nomination.
Finance and Accounting
Nominee: Professor Ebo Oost (UP).
Nominee: Christiaan Lamprecht (USB)
Nominee: Professor Neil Harvey
Neil is the founder and president of Strategic Global Investments, an investment management and advisory company located in the USA. Neil is Adjunct Professor at Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he lectures on strategy and international business. He obtained a B.Com from Rhodes University (first in economics), a B.Com (Hons) from UNISA, and an MBA from the Indiana University Graduate School of Business on an International Institute of Education Fellowship.
Neil also qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and then became a Fellow (FCMA). He obtained a PhD in Commerce (International Business/Strategy) from Rhodes after he retired from Anglo American. He has held top management positions with SA Breweries, Wolverine World Wide in the United States (e.g., Hush Puppies, Cat, Merrell footwear) and Anglo American Industrial Corporation.
Neil was Professor at Rhodes, where he taught Strategic Management to post-graduate students, from 2001 to 2006. He and Frans van Heerden have convened and lectured at the Managing a Turnaround and Corporate Renewable programme at Wits Business School from 2002 to date. Neil led 14 successful turnarounds, across a wide range of industries, in Africa, Europe and the USA from 1968 to 1999. He has published turnaround case studies and articles in Professional Management Review magazine and Accountancy SA. He wrote a private paper for the Special Co-coordinator for Africa and the Least Developed Countries at the United Nations.
Neil has lectured by invitation at universities and business schools in South Africa and the United States. Consulting assignments included Anglo American, South African Breweries, Transnet, and HE Heinz and Universal EDI in the United States of America. Neil is a founder member of TMA-SA.