Serena is a partner in the Assurance Services department. She was the chairperson of the Grant Thornton Johannesburg’s Group Governance Board. She was also a member of the Grant Thornton’s Audit division’s management committee which oversees the management and running of the audit practice.

Serena’s audit experience spans over 37 years. Serena completed her articles and worked at a big 4 firm for a period of thirteen years. During this period she gained invaluable exposure to clients in a broad spectrum of industries including long and short term insurance, banking, retailing, construction and manufacturing.

Serena joined Grant Thornton in January 1997 and was admitted as a partner in September 1997. Serena has experience in both public listed and privately held entities.

Her client experience includes, amongst others, Conduit Capital Limited, Constantia Insurance Company Limited, Constantia Life Limited, Liberty Life Limited and Sage Life Limited.

In addition, she has also fulfilled the role of engagement quality control reviewer for the following insurance clients:

  • Munich Re
  • Fedgroup Life Limited
  • Nestlife Assurance Corporation (RF) Limited


  • Chartered Accountant of South Africa
  • Registered Auditor
  • JSE Accredited


Serena’s is a professional member of:

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) registered auditor