Originally from South Africa, I completed my studies and moved to the UK in 2003. After 2 years in Reading, I was ready to kick start my career and moved to London where I joined a large global IT recruitment company for over 4 years. Deciding on a break from city life I moved to Wimbledon and joined a local IT professional services company, but after only 2 years I was approached to join a specialist IT company as bid writer, progressing on to bid manager and later covering internal communications and CSR, where I discovered my interest in HR. Having always had an interest in HR and after 9 years in IT recruitment I welcomed the move and joined Oakleaf in January on a part-time basis as PSL and project co-ordinator, where I will focus on all tender management, PSL and business contracts, extensions as well as managing all ad-hoc projects.
Outside of work, I have a keen passion for health and fitness. I’m a qualified fitness instructor and enjoy all types of sporting activities. Each year I try to participate in various events to raise funds and awareness for charity. I’ve completed 3 marathons and plan to complete a further 2! In 2014 I cycled across 6 cities, totalling around 700 miles. I also volunteer at a counselling trust one day a week, where I am working towards a diploma in counselling concepts. I enjoy travelling and trying new fine wines!