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Professor B Marx

Lineage:  B Compt (Cum Laude), B Compt (Hons), M Compt (Cum Laude), Doctoral thesis in Auditing

Current position:  Auditing Honours, Deputy Head of Department, Subject Head Auditing

Institution:  University of Johannesburg

Professional life

Career path

  • Present — He is a non-executive director of DigiCore Holdings Limited, and chairman of their audit committee.

  • He is a founding member of the Corporate Governance Research Group, who research and consult on corporate governance. He is also one of the adjudicators of the Ernst & Young Sustainability Awards Competition

  • 1992 — After completing his articles at the audit firm Deloitte in 1992 he joined the Department of Accountancy of the University of Free State as a senior lecturer and was promoted to associate professor in 1994. In 1995 he joined the Department of Accountancy at RAU (now the University of Johannesburg) as professor and head of the auditing section, a position he holds until today.

  • 1989 — He qualified as chartered accountant (CA) in 1989, obtaining an overall 3rd place in the Qualifying Examination. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom (FCCA), and an associate member of the South African Institute of Internal Auditors; a member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and a member of the Association of Black Chartered Accountants of South Africa (ABASA)

  • He served on the audit committee of the University (RAU and UJ) for 10 years, the Finance committee for 2 years and is a current member of the Management Risk Committee. He is a co-opted member of the Audit Committee of Vrystaat Korporasie Beperk (VKB) for the past four years.

  • 1987 — He obtained his B.Compt (Cum laude) in 1987, his B.Compt (Hons) in 1988 and his M.Compt (Cum laude) in 1993 at the University of the Free State. He has completed his doctoral thesis in Auditing (on the topic of audit committees) in 2008 at the University of Johannesburg

  • 1984 — Matriculated in 1984 at Grey College in Bloemfontein


  • Auditing

  • Corporate governance

  • Audit committees


  • CA(SA), RAA, ACCA (UK)

  • Member of IOD

  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors

Personal life

Personal interests

He enjoys sport in general and is an active member of a gymnasium. He plays chess whenever possible