A General Conference Auditing Service Board is elected every five years at a General Conference Session.This board is comprised of 18 members with 13 being laypersons that each represent a world division of the General Conference and are qualified auditors or knowledgeable professionals from related fields.The remaining five members are determined based on the positions held at the General Conference. The chairperson of this board is a layperson that is selected by the board from among its members.

The board is accountable to the General Conference Executive Committee and is responsible to:

  • Provide administrative oversight for the General Conference Auditing Service
  • Receive reports regarding the status of audits for denominational organizations
  • Address issues emerging from audit status reports
  • Monitor the quality of audit services provided
  • Review audit costs and determine the adequacy of staffing
  • Propose recommendations and prepare reports to the General Conference Executive Committee
  • Recommend to each regular General Conference Session Nominating Committee the names of individuals to serve as the director and associate directors of the General Conference Auditing Service.

Vice Chair - GC Vice President

Secretary - GCAS Executive Director

Robyn serves as the Chief Audit Executive of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with over 30 years of professional experience in the global field of auditing. With a diverse personal background, Robyn understands the importance of cross-cultural leadership and promoting a philosophy of accountably and credibility to the Church organizations in over 208 countries.

GC Treasurer

Patrick Bob Ojera, PhD, MBA, CPA

ECD Lay Representative

Mr. Patrick Bob Ojera currently serves as an Associate Dean at Bomet University. He has previously served as a Finance Manager in the corporate world. He holds a PhD in Business Administration, an MBA in Strategic Management, and a BBA in Accounting and Finance. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Kenya.

TBA

ESD Lay Representative

Ventsislav Bosev, M.Sc.

EUD Lay Representative

Mr. Ventsislav Bosev is currently a Sales Manager for Avital LLC, and Head of Business Development Strategy for Adventa LLC. He holds a Master of Science in French Philology and Literature, and a Master of Science in International Business Management.

Hyden Gittens, MSc, CPA

IAD Lay Representative

Has served on GCAS Board for the past 22 years

Hyden Gittens (Inter-American Division)—Currently a partner and director for accounting firm Versant Accountants and Consultants. Mr. Gittens holds a Masters of Accounting degree from Florida International University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia, USA. This will be his fourth term as a board member.

John Satelmajer, CPA

NAD Lay Representative

Mr. John Satelmajer is currently a Financial Services Partner at a “Big 4” accounting firm. He has over 23 years experience working in the accounting industry focusing in Nonprofit Organizations, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Public Speaking. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Masao Yanaga, LLB, BA

NSD Lay Representative

Has served on GCAS Board for the past 7 years

Mr. Masao Yanaga is currently the Provost for the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo. He holds a degree in law from the University of Tokyo and a degree in economics from Meiji University. This will be his second term as a board member.

Ailton Dorl, MBA

SAD Lay Representative

Has served on GCAS Board for the past 12 years

AiltonMr. Ailton Dorl is currently the president of SPEI Group of Companies, which is a learning and technology services provider. He holds a Masters degree in Business Management and Marketing from International University of Lisbon, Portugal. This will be his third term as a board member.

Philip Ndlovu, BSc, CA

SID Lay Representative

Has served on GCAS Board for the past 12 years

Mr. Phillip Ndlovu is currently the Managing Partner for P. Ndlovu and Associates. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant. This will be his third term as a board member.

Annette Barlow, B.Com, CA

SPD Lay Representative

Ms. Annette R Barlow is currently the principle of a Chartered Accountancy Practice. She is also shareholder and director of other private companies. Ms. Barlow holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand.

Jeffrey Eman, BA

SSD Lay Representative

Mr. Jeffrey Eman is currently a Bank Commissioner. He has more than 30 years experience in the banking industry including management, compliance, marketing, credit and operations. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics.

Victor Singh, CA, CMA

SUD Lay Representative

Mr. Victor Sajjan Singh is currently CFO and Head of Strategy and Planning for Chai Bora Limited. He is a turnaround specialist with experience in Strategy Formulation. Mr. Singh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Certified Management Accountant.

Frensly Panneflek, MBA, MSc

TED Lay Representative

Has served on GCAS Board for the past 17 years

Mr. Frensly Panneflek is currently the Region Manager for Operations at Lloyd’s Register. He holds an MBA from Business School Netherlands and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. This will be his fourth term as a board member.

Kwaku Danso-Abeam, FCCA, CA, MCIT

WAD Lay Representative

Mr. Kwaku Danso-Abeam is currently Managing Partner of an accounting firm which offers external and internal audit and assurance, consultancy and accounting services for a variety of clients. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, and a Chartered Accountant, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.