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My Resume

Education, Work, and Training

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2023 – 2024

First Vice President

As First Vice President, I work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board. During this term I served as Co-Chair of the Recognition Committee and also worked to support the Accredited Speaker program. Strategic planning and fiscal oversight of the organisation were key aspects of this role.

2022 – 2023

Second Vice President

As Second Vice President, I worked closely with members of the Executive Committee and the Board. Serving as Co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility Committee gave 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
& Africa

My job was to support the District leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Region 11 is a region with enormous cultural diversity and a vast geography. It has consistently been one of the the top performing regions globally.

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

Trustee for
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

Trustee for 
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.

1986

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

1979

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

Diploma in
Marketing Management

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.

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