Frances has more than eighteen years’ work experience in international development focusing on market based solutions to inclusive growth and development. She has a combination of management, research, private sector consulting, commercial bank and international NGO experience. During her career, she has managed projects with various international donors. Frances is the Portfolio Manager (South Africa) at USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub focused on enhancing trade with South Africa and the US and investment from South Africa into the region.
Frances has fulfilled several leadership roles within Toastmasters International at Southern Africa level. She has served on the Board of Micro Finance South Africa for nearly eight years and is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa. Frances holds a Masters in Agricultural Economics with distinction and a Masters’ in Business Administration with distinction.