Auditor and Independent Consultant in Corporate Governance

Linda Yanta

Linda is currently an independent consultant providing services mainly in the area of Corporate Governance. He is also a Board member of Prudential Investment Managers and also chairs the organization’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Up to December 2014 Linda was part of SizweNtsalubaGobodo. He had joined the firm in May 2012 as a Director in Corporate Governance Services. He was responsible for the provision of governance, risk management and internal audit services to his clients. In addition, he was the lead partner for the provision of sustainability assurance services to key clients of the firm.

Linda’s experience is varied and includes 12 years of financial management and 11 years of heading a significant internal audit function. He served his articles with Deloitte. Linda’s financial management experience spans organizations such as Unilever, National Sorghum Breweries, Transnet and Eskom. During these 12 years he was involved in project accounting, factory management accounting, financial analysis, general financial management, commercial and procurement management and leadership of a finance function.

Linda is also a past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”) in South Africa and has served as a director on the Global Institute’s Board. He has just concluded his term as a director on the SA Board of the IIA and as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. He has also served as a member of the Global Institute’s Committee for Research and Education. Linda was also a member of the internal audit subcommittee in King III. He is also the past Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Department of Trade and Industry. He has also been a member and in the last year Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Internal Audit Programme at the University of Pretoria. 

Over the years Linda has been regularly invited to present on various internal auditing, risk management and governance related topics at key conferences.Linda who is married and has two children has a keen interest in travelling, reading and youth development.