Originally a Durban girl, Liesl studied accounting at the University of Natal and went on to do her articles at Deloitte Johannesburg. Her auditing career took her across mining, industry and eventually consulting and she spent 6 months in the southern states of the USA to round off her time in Deloitte.
Her travels landed her in London where she discovered her love of banking and innovation at Credit Suisse in the Docklands. On her return to South Africa she started life in FirstRand at FNB creating solutions for the unbanked in deep rural South Africa and then found her way across the group – from RMB IT in business analysis to transfer pricing in ALCO, to strategy in Global markets and now is living her passion in the innovation and disruption space.
She is passionate about women in the work place and creating the future of banking. In her spare time she is a mom of a teenager, reads anything she can, blogs about her passions, travels as much as possible and dabbles in her fruit and veggie garden.