Carina holds LLB and LLM degrees, a Certificate in Advanced Labour Law and a PMD (Programme for Management Development).
She is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and a fellow and immediate past president of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA).
She spent nine years with De Beers in various operational and head office positions, including human resources, business improvement and corporate secretariat, as well as a period with Investec as corporate secretariat legal advisor. She has been employed as the Group Company Secretary of Exxaro Resources Limited (Exxaro) since June 2011 and serves on Exxaro’s executive committee. Exxaro is one of the largest South African based diversified resources groups, with interests in the coal, mineral sands, ferrous and energy commodities. The second largest coal producer in South Africa, listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of the Top 40 and the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices respectively.
She is a co-author of the CSSA, board exam level Corporate Administration text book, as well as a past part-time lecturer in the subject, a reviewer of the Corporate Secretaryship textbook, a past CSSA examiner and moderator and a regular speaker at Corporate Governance and Company Secretariat seminars.
She has served as non executive director on a number of boards and audit committee member on a number of public service institutions and currently, inter alia, serves on the boards of a number of Exxaro subsidiaries, as well as the Cennergi Proprietary Limited Exxaro joint venture with Tata Power of India, as well as the Audit Committee of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa.