Fortunate holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree, Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Auditing and Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Africa – School of Business Leadership. She has gained vast experience in internal controls, risk, auditing, tax and compliance from Pfizer Laboratories, Alexander Forbes, South African Airways, City Power, South African Revenue Service and The Office of the Auditor-General. In her recent role at Pfizer, she provided support to develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance and control culture and environment; provided in-market support, guidance, and consultation to help drive efficiencies; proactively identified emerging risks and strategies and built strong relationship with key stakeholders.
She currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee at The Department of Arts and Culture, Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa and Driver’s License Card Account – Department of Transport. She is also a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA). Fortunate is the Chairwoman for both Isipho and Kholeka Engineering, she is the CEO of Smith Capital Equipment effective 2 November 2015.