Debbie has a passion for supporting professionals in the corporate environment. Operating at a senior level in an organisation can sometimes be a lonely place, she provides the environment for her clients to speak freely about challenges in their professional and personal space.
Career progression is also a key focus for her. She believes that every individual has the potential to grow and develop, she supports her clients as they move up the ranks.
Debbie is a qualified CA(SA), and is a member of the Institute of Directors. She completed her articles at PwC, and then stayed on for two years as an audit manager. Debbie then moved into corporate as a Senior Finance manager at GlaxoSmithKline. In 2008, Debbie was appointed as Finance Director at Takeda (formerly Nycomed). She took up the role of Managing Director in September 2017. During her time at Takeda, she managed the Finance function for Africa, and led various projects for the NEMEA (Near East, Middle East and Africa) region. In 2017, she won a CFO Award in the category “Moving into Africa”.