president & chair of the board, ISACA South Africa Chapter
Arlene has served on the board of the ISACA South Africa Chapter since 2012, and is currently the chapter president and chair of the board of directors since April 2018. She is the first woman to become president of the ISACA South Africa Chapter in its 28-year history; and has recently been awarded by ISACA International with the 2022 ISACA Outstanding Chapter Leader Award. She has been in the driving seat of many initiatives of the chapter, with the most recent being the recognition of the organisation as a professional body in SA through the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); with new professional designations Information Systems Audit Professional – ISAP (SA) and Information Security Management Professional – ISMP (SA). Volmink has a career that exceeds 21 years in the fields of risk management, governance, IT audit and control, project assurance, data analytics, business continuity management and internal audit. Her primary interest is in financial services, specifically short-term insurance, and she is a senior manager at Santam, the largest insurer in SA, where she leads the internal audit team responsible for audit and assurance over IT, data analytics, strategic projects and support services.