I was born in the Eastern Cape, to parents who believe that education is of the utmost importance. My father is a magistrate and my mother a nurse by profession. At the end of matric, I received a bursary to study accounting at the University of Cape Town as so for me education is an enabler and excellence is a prerequisite. NgesiXhosa we say ‘ukuhamba kukubona’ which loosely means as you expose yourself so you learn.
Professionally I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and I lead on Enterprise and Supplier Development at Old Mutual. Here my role is to develop small and growing businesses by providing affordable enterprise finance, access to the Old Mutual value and supply chains and providing business development interventions.
As the Chairperson of this wonderful organisation, Fun Learning for Youth (FLY) my vision is to create positive futures through education for young learners from disadvantaged communities. I am particularly passionate about developing relevant skills for youth and making a contribution to sustainable entrepreneurship.
I would drop almost everything to travel the world. I am an avid reader and I dabble in photography.
I am one part accountant, one part wife and two parts entrepreneurship enthusiast.
Joined: 2012 |