Theo was previously the Africa Regional Director of PKF International, and was elected to one of the top leadership posts of the global accounting profession – Chair of the Forum of Firms.
PKF South Africa chairpersons are traditionally elected from the managing partners of the PKF members in South Africa. “The intention with the appointment is to bring in a chair that is independent from any one PKF firm, essentially to provide an outsider’s perspective,” explains Vermaak.
PKF’s focus in recent years has been re-establishing a credible national footprint, and the new chairman’s role is a more strategic one, looking to the future with an appropriate focus on enhanced risk management, quality and ethics.
Vermaak brings extensive experience in the international context, having previously worked with PKF International. In his new role, he will leverage his expertise to help the South African network optimise the benefits of being members of PKF International.