The southern African Chapter of the Institute of Directors was formed in Johannesburg in 1960 by Harry Oppenheimer and is the only organisation of its kind in southern Africa. The IoDSA specifically represents directors, professionals, business leaders and all those charged with governance duties, in their individual capacities. It is a prestigious membership, providing a unique opportunity for networking and business development in all spheres of business. The organisation aims to bring about continual development and lifelong learning by facilitating internationally recognised director development and educational programmes. Vision To empower those charged with governance duties in all sectors. Mission By supporting & developing those charged with governance duties, through sustainable thought leadership & providing a platform for peer interaction. Values Ubuntu, Integrity, Professionalism, Efficiency & Adding Value and Innovation. Code of Ethics
History The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in London in 1903 and granted a Royal Charter by King Edward VII three years later. The southern African Division of the Institute was formed in Johannesburg in 1960 as a branch of the IoD London. In 1985 the Council of the southern Africa Division sought autonomy in its relationship with the Institute of Directors in the United Kingdom. As a result the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa was established as a Section 21 Company and registered as an Association Not For Gain (Registration No. 1985/002734/08). The first President was Mr Harry F Oppenheimer 1960 - 1986 followed by Mr Basil E Hersov 1986 -2001. Dr Reuel J Khoza, only the third President in 40 years was elected 10 October 2001. The IoDSA has a First Vice-President Prof Mervyn E King, and 8 Vice-Presidents, all eminent businesspersons, elected from membership. Currently they are: Roy Andersen, David Brink, Warren Clewlow, Pam Golding, Peter Joubert, Ronnie Lubner and Bertie Lubner.