Natalie Zimmelman has been working in the professional body arena since 2004, starting with SAICA as Project Director: Transformation and Growth and as the General Manager of AAT(SA).  She then entered the healthcare sector as the new (and first) CEO of the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA).  She now returns to the financial sector as the incoming CEO of the SAIFM.

Zimmelman holds a BSc in Biological Life Sciences from Wits University, an MBA from the University of Pretoria (GIBS), a Paper and Boardmaking Diploma, a Higher Diploma in Corporate Law from the University of Johannesburg and both a coaching and a mediation qualification from the University of Cape Town (Centre for Coaching Excellence; Centre for Law).  She is a lifelong learner dedicated to the development of skills and professionalism in South Africa.