Sarlette Vermaak, SAICE’s new Financial Manager has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Here’s what she had to say about this new chapter…
What is your vision within your role at SAICE?
To continue with and maintain the excellent standards set by my predecessors and then further enhance the delivery of relevant management information to support senior-level decision making for a strong, dynamic and stable organisation.
What are you looking forward to achieving in this role?
Supporting and empowering the SAICE team by providing real time financial management information.
What inspires you?
Life inspires me. Just to wake up in the morning and realise that I am alive and have another day to live to my full potential, to love and be loved. I am inspired by the simple things in life and I aspire to make the best of every moment.
What does Sarlette do in her spare time?
I love to feel the earth under my bare feet – so gardening is my favourite pastime. Camping is something my family loves doing. We enjoy having friends over – every Friday night you will find us around a bonfire, having a good old braai and quality “kuier” time. That brings me to my next interest, or , I don’t know if I should call it an interest, rather a love of good food and wine. I love cooking and that always goes hand in hand with a glass of wine.
What is your favourite quote?
By our beloved Madiba : “I am the captain of my soul.” This quote always reminds me that I am in control of my own destiny. Whatever happens, I will not be a victim because I am in control, it is my choice.