Chief Executive Officer
I am a Banking and Investment Management professional with commercial banking background in asset financing.
I also have Risk Management and Business Systems Analysis from the University of Cape Town. As a woman and a mother, I have come to appreciate the emancipatory value of inclusion. Without inclusion, our prospects to prosper beyond our current reality, will fade with the passage of time, and our children will point a finger at us for failing in our God-given responsibility to build an inclusive South Africa and the world.
Group Executive: Government Affairs
My 13 years of experience in Business Banking, government affairs, and public sector business has enriched my desire to be part of Social Change. My understanding of government business has fuelled my passion to adopt a solution-driven approach in business. I presided over a multi-billion government portfolio through strategic acquisitions including over seven hundred million ZAR financing transactions in local government aggregated over eight years.
As a Business and Finance graduate from the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School as well as Entrepreneurship for Emerging Economies from Harvard University, I believe in the future of our beautiful country and continent.
Manager: Business Analyst
Most of the problems that we have today require different thinking and different execution. I believe that there has never been a better chance for us to pursue our forefathers and mothers' ideals: inclusive prosperity, universal healthcare coverage and rebuilding our planet by taking care of the environment.
Finance is but one of the critical pieces of the puzzle in realizing our ideals: It enables more people to fund their entrepreneurial ventures, build homes and most importantly, make Africa the hub of innovation and technology.
Our priority is to solve our own problems; we have the will, workforce and a young population full of energy.
My qualification in finance is but a start,what informs my purpose is using my training to make inclusion a socio-economic reality!
Head: Accounting and Compliance
So, we, the people, i suppose it is in our nature as well, look for certainty, we look at certain signals or indicators to appraise our progress in life. But to determine the progress or undesirably, the lack of it, oftentimes is appraised looking back, and our biggest signal yet is determined by how much revenue was collected, what was done and how. In a sense, we follow the money as the saying goes.
Essentially financial performance is a measure of our progress to appease ourselves, our shareholders and ultimately assess if our investments were worth the risk. Now financial statements become the arbiter of our progress, even though they are compiled looking back, we cannot deny the fact that they do provide insights into where the business is and where it should be, and that's what makes my purpose come to life. As an accountant, I help individuals and companies, irrespective of their size, to appraise to measure how they have deployed their resources. In a sense, I mirror their performance and let them appraise their own journey.
Manager: Business Development
'Don't rest when you're tired, rest when you're done'. The statement has earned popularity among young and old entrepreneurs alike. I bet, even the person that came up with this catchy line, hadn't thought this through when every scientific research advises against the very misconception.
I'm intrigued by how we have come to glorify success as a 'by-all-means-necessary' process. Science tells us that teamwork and healthy living are pivotal to our progress yet we allow ourselves to be driven by factors beyond our control and base our success on things we have no control over.
As a personal coach, I've come to appreciate the importance of not only understanding how we could use biology and psychology to enhance our productivity, but how to use data to build sustainable and progressive communities