Bénette joined the Catalyst team in September 2017. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). Bénette studied her Bachelor of Accounting Undergraduate (BAcc) and postgraduate (BAcc Hons) at the University of Stellenbosch. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cape Town and completed a short term secondment in New York with PwC LLP in the Banking and Capital Markets division. She then returned as an audit manager for PwC Cape Town in the Financial Services Assurance division.