Emmie is originally from the Karoo and grew up in Steynsburg where she went to the private school Kruger College and matriculated in 2001. She studied at the University of the Free State and acquired her degrees in B Acc (Cum Laude) and B Acc honors. Having a scholarship she completed her articles at Price Waterhouse Coopers Robertson and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 after the successful completion of both board exams. She started on 1 October 2009 as Accountant at SSK and since September 2012 holds the position of Senior Manager: Finance. She is currently studying B Com Law degree through Unisa. Emmie loves sports and she and her husband Rohan also like playing golf and jogging in her spare time.