She completed a BCom (Hons) in Financial Management in 1991 at the University of Pretoria, and a BCom Accountancy in 1994 at UNISA, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. Liesel was a partner at Vermooten & Partners as well as partner at Captus Accountants & Auditors Inc. She has recently merged with MVB Accountants and Auditors.
She is an assessor for the Tourism Grading Council SA and a ‘ghost guest’ for some of South Africa’s largest hotel groups. Liesel is committed to ensuring that exhaustive financial systems are in place to provide detailed views of the hotels at any time – and to ensure that Sovereign is optimising revenue and profits. As she says, “Our mission is to provide hotel owners the best possible ROI, combined with the highest levels of integrity”.