Joan Louw trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskin and Sells in Cape Town. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Directors. Joan's wide professional experience includes supporting businesses of all sizes to prepare for investment and access appropriate funding to finance their growth. Joan has a long standing interest in the performing arts and in developing creative and cultural organisations. She is also a Growth Manager working with the Access to Finance strand of the government-backed Growth Accelerator service.