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 as Accountant at SSK in October 2009 and since September 2012 holds the position of Senior Manager: Finance. During this time, in 2015 she obtained a B Com Law degree through Unisa. Emmie loves sports and she and her husband Rohan are keen golfers and jog to stay fit. They have 2 sons Andreas and Neil.