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Ben Marx

Executive Dean : College of Business & Economics (Acting)
Name: Ben Marx
Location: A-Ring G36 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
College of Business and Economics, Department of Accountancy Staff, Executive Deans, Faculties, School of Accounting  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 4127/4122

Personal/Executive Assistant: Ms Yasmiena Sallie-Joyce

Curriculum Vitae Ben Marx

About Prof Ben Marx


  • DCom in Auditing, 2009
  • MCompt in Auditing, 1993

Professional Qualifications:

  • Chartered Accountant, CA(SA)
  • Registered Auditor RA(SA)
  • Chartered Director SA
  • Chartered Certified Accountant Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, FCCA
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries

Broader Fields of Academic Interests and Specialisations:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Audit Committees
  • Board Governance
  • External Auditing
  • Internal Auditing
  • Risk Management


Professional Awards:

  • Doctoral thesis on Audit Committees published internationally in 2010
  • Received the Southern African Accounting Association Accounting Research Award in 2011
  • Received the University of Johannesburg Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2011
  • Awarded honorary membership as Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in South Africa in recognition for contribution to field of governance
  • Panellist since 2013 of the CFO of the year awards, South Africa
  • Received the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants inaugural Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Education in 2022
  • Received Association of Black Chartered Accountants of South Africa’s Presidents Transformational Impact Award in 2023.

Editorial Boards:

  • Editorial reviewer for various accredited journals (SAJAR, JEFF, JNGS, etc)