Natalie Zimmelman has been working in the skills development and professional body arena since 2002, starting at FASSET as their first ever policies and projects manager, moving then to 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 has now returned to the financial sector as the current 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, leadership and professionalism in South Africa.