Prof Dave Lubbe: 2018 Executive Management Award

Research Fellow and Professor: UFS School of Accountancy

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (1972)

  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting: North West University (1974)

  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting: North West University (1974)

  • CA (SA) :(Public Accountants and Auditors Board) (1975)

  • Master of Commerce with specialisation in Auditing: North West University (1977)

  • Doctor of Philosophy with specialisation in Auditing: North West University (1982)

  • Master of Accounting Sciences with specialisation in Auditing : University of the Free State (1988)

  • Baccalaureus Procurationis: University of South Africa (1993)

Professor Dave Lubbe is no stranger to firsts. The first Afrikaans textbook on Auditing flowed from his pen; he was the first person in South Africa to attain a doctorate in Auditing; and first recipient of the Ernst & Young Outstanding Accounting Research Award in 2002.

He makes regular appearances as a speaker, domestically and abroad, and is often a guest lecturer at various universities. He serves as Professor Extraordinaire in Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch.

Prof Lubbe's field of expertise is corporate governance and business ethics. As a management consultant, he has served, among other posts, as chairperson of various audit committees in both the public and private sectors.

As a forensic accountant, and with a law degree to his credit, he has served as an assessor to the high courts in many well-publicised fraud cases.

Prof Lubbe has established himself as a respected poet, having frequently been the winner or runner-up in national poetry competitions. He has completed all of South Africa’s well-known ultra-marathons and holds a black belt in karate.

He was appointed senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting at the UFS in 1976, obtained an MCom degree in 1977, and was promoted to professor in 1982, after receiving a doctorate in Auditing. In 1988, he earned a second master’s degree, and, in 1993, completed a BProc. He wrote the first Afrikaans textbook on Auditing, and has published more than 150 scientific articles and numerous poems and lyrics.

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