After almost 20 years as faculty member teaching Classics and Religion at two different South African universities, I became involved in Higher Education Management, in particular Higher Education policy development and QA and issues related to national qualifications frameworks (since 1998). I have been involved in quality assurance in South Africa since 2000 when the HEQC was established. I have experience in national policy development: as team leader in the development of the draft national policy framework for programme accreditation and the national programme accreditation criteria for South Africa and as member of the team that developed the national quality assurance policies (audits, accreditation, reviews) for Namibia. I have been a member of the audit panel of a private Higher Education institution in South Africa (City Varsity), a member of the audit panel of Sur University College (Oman) and chairperson of the audit panel of Sohar University (Oman). As Senior Director for Institutional Research and Planning at Stellenbosch University, I am responsible for the management of the institutional quality assurance system (including programmes, academic units and support units), higher education policy development, enrolment planning and academic planning, management information (including the institutional performance indicators). I had overall responsibility for the institutional audit of Stellenbosch University in 2005, including the development of the self-assessment portfolio. Since 2008 I am the president of the Southern African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR).