Meet Roxanne Peter, or beter known to her friends and family as Roxy. She is a  auditing clerk at GBG Somerset East.

  • Name: Roxanne
  • Surname: Peters
  • Age: 27
  • Profession at GBG: Auditing clerk

Tell us your story?

  • Where were you born? I was born and raised in Somerset East
  • Where did you go to school? Aeroville Senior Secondary School – Somerset East
  • Where and what did you study?  Still busy studying for my BCompt in Accounting Sciences through UNISA
  • What was your childhood dream? I changed my mind constantly, from going to the army to being an astronaut…
  • What was your very first job? That would be my current job and i’m still here. Started at the age 17.
  • Advice that shaped your career? Just go for it, you have nothing to lose.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? Coffee…
  • What motivates you? The people around me.
  • What do you do for fun in your down time? Netflix, reading, shopping
  • How did you start out with your hobby? Started out in school sketching from biology text book images.
  • Your hidden talent: dancing…i think…
  • Give me 3 words that describe you best? Impulsive, funny, restless.
  • What are the valuable lessons you have learnt in your time at GBG: Time is of the essence.
  • What makes you great at your profession? I enjoy the work and find it fun and challenging to help clients and colleagues and solving problems.
  • What are your 3 biggest accomplishments in your career thus far? Well, it is still a work in progress, but by 2018 I want to have accomplished working at GBG for 10 years, have my degree and be a registered AGA. That already would be huge for me.
  • I wish I could tell my younger self: Don’t be afraid to dream BIG!
  • What is one characteristic that you believe every GBG employee should have? Patience ☺
  • What advice would you give someone starting their first job? Make sure you have a passion for the kind of work that you want to do.

Favourites:

  • Colour: Purple
  • Food: Sushi
  • Drink: Coffee
  • Happy place: Any place by the sea
  • If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why? RuPaul Charles. I believe in equality for all humanity and he’s an inspiration for all of us (not just the LGBT community) to believe in ourselves and be proud of who and what we are.
  • Quote: ‘”Winter is coming….”
  • Book or Magazine: Any James Patterson novels