Welcome to our new Business Manager, Ms Joanna White

23-Sep-2016 Duchesne College would like to welcome our new Business Manager, Joanna White to the Duchesne team. Joanna grew up in Brisbane and Cairns. Finishing high school at Stuartholme School, she then went on to study Arts (French and Political science) and Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at UQ . She worked in her family’s serviced apartments at Toowong while studying doing everything from reception work, cleaning of apartments and looking after the company accounts. After graduation she joined Rio Tinto as a graduate accountant and went on to work in a variety of roles across the multinational mining company. Over 19 years with Rio Tinto, she worked as a CPA accountant in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Salt Lake City, Singapore and Clermont in Central Queensland, as well as visiting many of its mine sites and offices across the globe. Jo is a francophile and foodie who studied a Graduate Diploma in Gastronomy through the University of Adelaide and le Cordon Bleu. Her most recent role was Store Manager of the Chouquette French Patisserie at New Farm where she combined her finance and management skills with her love of French culture and food. Jo lives locally at Indooroopilly with her friendly beagle Millie and has had a few cousins live at Duchesne so she’s familiar with the College. We all look forward to working with Joanna, as Duchesne College grows.