Professor Marx is the Head of Department at the Department of Accountancy, University of Johannesburg. His extensive experience includes board governance in general and has served on many committees such as accounting and auditing, corporate governance and sustainability and social and ethics. He is a member of many boards, institutions and associations and has 15 years extensive practical and commercial experience.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989, obtaining an overall 3rd place. He completed his articles at Deloitte in 1992 and went on to become Senior Lecturer followed by Associate Professor at the University of the Free State, culminating in his current Professorial position at the University of Johannesburg.
During his career he has received numerous accolades including: The Southern African Accounting Association Accounting Research Award (2011) and The University of Johannesburg Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Educator Award (2011). He was also awarded an honorary membership as Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in South Africa in recognition for his contribution to field of governance. Since 2013 he has been a panelist of the CFO of the Year awards in South Africa.
Professor Marx’s qualifications include a DCom in Auditing (2009) and an MCompt in Auditing (1993). His Doctoral thesis on Audit and Risk Committees was published internationally in 2010.