Education, Work, and Training
Second Vice President
As Second Vice President, I work closely with members of the Executive Committee and the Board. Serving as Co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility Committee has given me the opportunity to deepen my understanding of issues facing our members.
2019 – 2021
International Director from Region 11
Serving as an International Director during a pandemic was challenging. Together with outstanding leadership and support, we worked to find solutions for our members. We became more responsive and agile as a result.
I was constantly inspired by the courage, caring and resilience I saw from our members and leaders.
2016 - 2018
Region 11 Advisor
Europe, the Middle East
My role was to support the District leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Region 11 is a region with enormous cultural diversity as well as a vast geography. It has consistently been among the top performing regions globally.
2020 - Present
Co-Founder of Interview Survival Guide
Interview Survival guide teaches ambitious job seekers a proven system to prepare for interviews so they can land their dream job. Our students come from many different countries. Our biggest reward is to hear that our students have been hired!
2010 - Present
Founder & CEO of Voicing Your Potential
Voicing Your Potential offers
bespoke presentation skills and strategic communication training
to individuals and to corporations.
My goal is to get my clients noticed, remembered and hired!
2014 – 2015
District 74 Governor
Select Distinguished District
During my term as District Governor, District 74 consisted of 9 countries in Southern Africa. Our membership is culturally diverse spread over a vast geography. We achieved Select Distinguished status - we were immensely proud of the fact that this was the 5th consecutive year that we achieved Distinguished or better!
2017 - Present
The Eden Trust
As a Trustee of The Eden, I manage funds and oversee the property management on behalf of property owners. The Eden is a 75 unit residential development in Observatory,
Cape Town, South Africa.
The Trustees ensure that the property is managed and maintained long-term, within the legislative frameworks in South Africa.
2016 – Present
The Allegro Trust
The Allegro Trust is a family Trust.
As a Trustee, I manage funds and investments on behalf of the beneficiary. Our mandate is to
ensure the long-term management
of funds for the benefit and possible long-term care of the beneficiary.
Our fiduciary duties also include managing the tax compliance
of the Trust.
Rotary Group Study Exchange
I was part of a team of young professionals who were selected to travel to Illinois, USA for a 6 week exchange. During those 6 weeks,
we made presentations to
members of Rotary clubs, stayed with Rotarians, and had the opportunity to connect with people in our industry.
We shared information about South Africa and learned so much
about life in Illinois, USA
Rotary Exchange Student
As a Rotary Exchange Student, I spent a year in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
I had the opportunity to attend high school as well as a Community
College during my time there.
This was an unforgettable experience due to the generosity and
kindness of the Rotarians.
1980 – 1982
Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of the Witwatersrand
University of South Africa
While at university, I was actively involved in fundraising for Wits Rag, a student-led non-profit that raised funds for underprivileged communities.
1983 - 1991
Career in Marketing Management
My career in Marketing Management involved working in various positions for Kimberly-Clark, Burhose (ARWA SA (Pty) Ltd), Premier Foods and LRC Industries. My portfolios were products in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry.
My role included drawing up strategic plans, advertising & promotional strategies and financial plans for specific brands.