Nationality: Dutch ( born South African )
Languages: English, Afrikaans, Dutch
Education & achievements:
PDG, Fonty’s Hogeschool, Eindhoven
National higher diploma in Art & Fashion Design ( three years), Cape Peninsula University of Technology 1980-1982 ( Dutch HBO)
1st year CITB award: Best student
2nd Year: Woolworths Design trophy: Best design on the annual fashion show
3 rd year: Balletique award: Best fabric application on the annual fashion show
B.com degree : 1997 Stellenbosch University Business School (completed 1 st year)
Highest Standard Passed: Matric – Bloemhof Girls High Stellenbosch 1979. With university exemption.
During my years in the Pepkor Group I attended various courses:
Negotiation skill level 1,2,3, /Assertiveness awareness / Basic Financial Management / Basic computer literacy (Stellenbosch business School) Freudeberg Textile course
Position: Teacher business and fashion college, Rotterdam
Service: august 2017- current
Company: Amsterdam Fashion Academy
Position: Tutor : Professional enterprise course & pattern making
Service: Jan 2017- July 2017
Company: The Sewing Company
Position: founder & owner
Service: June 2014- December 2015
Creative sewing studio in local Department Store, Warenhuis Vanderveen. Registered with MBA ( Mode Ambachten Branchvereniging) Offering internships to students for Fashion academy in Groningen, general services and sewing lessons
Company: Santie Consult ( professional consultancy)
Projects: Fashion consultant : Pepco Poland
Assisting with re-structuring of ranges for implementation of new stock management system.
Project: Asics International BV HO Hoofddorp,
Position: Consultant : fit engineer
Service: July 2011-Aug 2012
Developing basic blocks & standard measurements for running range.
Training product developers on the right fit
How to use the lightbox effectively & evaluation of textiles test reports
Updating manufacturing manuals and Quality standards.
Created how to take body measurement manual.
Re-located to The Netherlands 2008
Company: Canterbury International SA , Cape Town, South Africa
Position: Merchandise & OTB planner
Service: Nov 2007-May 2008
Planning of inflows & budget OTB
Assisting in QA department
Evaluating & selection of fabrics for open range
Managing in-house manufacturing plant, sourcing fabrics etc
Company: Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design, Stellenbosch, RSA
Position: Senior Lecturer:
Service: Feb 2005-Jan 2006
ubjects taught: pattern making & grading / Textiles/ business Skills /Technical drawing / fashion drawing
Company: In the Woods Leisurewear c.c. ,Cape Town, RSA
Position: founder & owner
Service: Feb 2000-Jan 2005
Developing and manufacturing corporate and promotion products locally & internationally from design to materials to production. Registered golf brand in South Africa.
Company: Sweet Orr & Lybro, Cape Town, RSA
Position: General Manager: Trademark Exclusive fashions
Service: Jan 1999-Jan 2000
Managing chain of 10 upmarket hi-fashion ladies & men’s wear boutiques
Company: Pep Stores (Pty) Ltd (www.pepstores.com) Cape Town, RSA
Position: Group Purchasing Manager: All Clothing
Service: Jan 1994-Dec 1998
Managing group of 28 buyers & planners across ladies-, men’s-, children-, infants-, underwear & school wear.
Budget & margin management
Supplier base management
International travel sourcing, factory visits, styling & fabric development.
Project manager Retek stock management system
Company: Pep Clothing div of Pep Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, RSA
Position: Sourcing & Purchasing Executive
Service: Jan 1989-Dec 1993
Responsible for all raw material sourcing & purchasing for five manufacturing units.
Responsible for QA laboratory & QA testing
Project management in ISO 90002 project
In –house training for textile knowledge
Company: Ackerman’s (Pty)Ltd, (www.ackermans.co.za) Cape Town, RSA
Position: Head of children’s wear
Service: Jan 1985- Dec 1989
Company: Pep Stores, Cape Town, RSA
Position: Assistant & Girls wear buyer
Service: Jan 1983- Dec 1984
hobbies & Interests: Golf / creative sewing / textile upcycling