Déne is an Audit Director in the Commercial Sector team in Guernsey. She is primarily responsible for the management and direction of audit engagements whilst working in conjunction with the Business Services Assurance and Tax departments to assist clients with the essential support and services for their businesses. Déne was appointed as an Audit Director in 2013.
Déne joined BDO in 2007 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa. She completed a full time training contract whilst studying for an Honours Degree in Accounting Science with Alan H English & Co (KZN Coastal), a firm in Westville, Durban. She gained extensive experience in audit, financial reporting and tax for a broad portfolio of commercial clients which included property investment and development, manufacturing, engineering and professional services. In addition, she also led the audits of a number of local non-profit organisations including hospitals, schools.
Déne is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honors Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.
Déne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
She is President of the Young Business Group in Guernsey and an associate member of the Institute of Directors.