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Aaron Roup to resign as FISA secretary

Aaron Roup announced that he plans to resign from his position as FISA secretary in a few months’ time.  He was involved in FISA’s predecessor, the Association of Trust Companies in South Africa since 1998, and was actively involved in the change from the ATCSA to FISA in 2007/08 and the further changes in 2011/12.  He serves as a councillor on the FISA council since its inception in 2012 and plans to remain on council if re-elected this year.  Aaron indicated that his business interests and personal circumstances make it difficult for him to continue in the role as FISA secretary and that he is convinced the time is right to vacate the role now.

Dr Eben Nel, FISA chairperson said: “It is with regret that we learnt of Aaron’s decision.  He made a significant contribution during the formative years in FISA and helped to establish the institute as the primary professional organisation for fiduciary practitioners.  We wish him everything of the best for the future.”

The FISA council is starting a process to re-assess the executive and administrative functions before a decision will be made about a successor to Aaron.