Desiree is the Office Manager for Black Rhino’s Johannesburg office. She completed a National Secretarial Diploma at the Port Elizabeth Technical College in 1983. She began her secretarial career in 1987 with Standard Bank in Johannesburg, before becoming a Home Loans consultant for the bank. By 1996 Desiree moved into the construction industry with WBHO Construction as the personal assistant for 4 directors of the Roads & Earthworks division, then later moved into the construction law environment with Loots Consulting as the Personal Assistant to the senior legal consultant until Loots Consulting merged with Turner & Townsend (Pty) Ltd in 2001, where she also filled the position of department PA to the contract services division.
From May 2010 – Sept 2012 Desiree was seconded by Turner & Townsend to work with Transnet on the New Multiproduct Pipeline Project, based in Woodmead Johannesburg. She was the Commercial Team Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Commercial Manager and also trained and worked as a document controller on the project.
Desiree is a keen horse-rider and a lover of nature and the outdoors.
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