Franca is a Chartered accountant and has over 17 years’ project finance experience across various sectors. Franca joined Investec in February 2014. Prior to that, she was a Senior Project Finance Specialist in the Project and Corporate Finance Department of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for 2 years, assisting all the Sector Business Units with structuring and implementing project finance transactions, as well as developing structures and models for projects being developed by the IDC and assisting the units with equity and debt raising for these projects. Key sectors included infrastructure, renewable energy, chemicals, mining and telecoms. Prior to joining the IDC, Franca was a senior member of the Project Finance team at Absa Capital.