Clients turn to Sylvia for her advice, because of the imaginative and articulate way she can recruit diverse knowledge into relevant business insights. Sylvia has over 13 years auditing experience within the profession, including five years in South Africa, and also mentors staff outside of Pitcher Partner’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Sylvia leads Pitcher Partners financial services team and currently manages a variety of listed entities in the small to mid-cap stocks and listed investment company space. Sylvia helps her clients to appreciate the full scope of their strengths and capabilities, and supports them to work in a pragmatic manner towards their goals in conformance with the appropriate technical and commercial context.
Additionally, Sylvia leads the service of programmatic media, an investment house with a diverse portfolio of assets across multiple industries, as well as a range of fund managers, funds and Not-for-Profit entities. Sylvia’s approach is to invest the time to understand the broader factors that contribute to her client’s requirements. She provides peace of mind by being an empathetic strategist, establishing relational rapports that delve into the fine details. This leads Sylvia to suggest original and inventive solutions, and inspire unexpected possibilities.
Sylvia is motivated by a desire to develop partnerships that are built on the pursuit of excellence. Clients enjoy working with her because their business requirements and challenges are matched by her investment in their success.
Areas of expertise
- Assurance: external audit, due diligence, agreed upon procedures engagements and the provision of accounting standards and financial reporting advice
- Audit: financial statement audits, trust account audits and AFSL audits
- Funds management
- Not for profit
Memberships & Qualifications
- Bachelor of Commerce - Honours (Accounting)
- Member - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Registered Company Auditor
Services & Specialisations