Elize Van Der Linde

Board Executive - XBRL ZA

Website: https://za.xbrl.org/about-xbrl-sa/

Elize is a competent strategist and data governance specialist with best practice knowledge and skills to unlock and monitor data, information and technology value and risk. She has proven experience in data strategy and the design and implementation of data governance and information management practices in financial institutions and government, both as a consultant and in senior management positions. She is results oriented, highly motivated, and decisive yet flexible and enjoys an agile business environment where independent ownership and drive is valued. She diligently attends to details and pursues quality and integrity in processes and in reporting on progress and risks.

Her capability is the result of formal education and more than 38 years of experience in areas such as data strategy, information management, information governance, IT, IT governance and business management.

Elize delivered data governance consulting and training services to several clients as an employee and independent consultant before taking up the responsibility of Head of Information Governance and Information architecture for the FirstRand Group in 2011. She is playing an instrumental role in FirstRand’s data strategy and facilitated the establishment of an information governance framework, covering all components of information management. Co-ordinating the implementation of Basel risk data aggregation and risk reporting requirements (BCBS 239) across FirstRand has been one of her most recent focus areas.

She is passionate about uplifting the skill and awareness levels of data governance and -management and previously served on the examination panel for the Data Governance certification exam for DAMA International and the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP – Chicago). She serves on the board of XBRL South Africa where she is a key role player in the co-ordination of the XBRL SA governance framework and promoting awareness of XBRL and its benefits in general.