Cornelius joined ABA in March 2017, after immigrating with his family from Pretoria in South Africa. He is an experienced Auditor who has a focus on meeting deadlines for clients. Cornelius started his own successful Audit and Accounting Practice in Pretoria in 2002 which he owned and ran up until leaving the country to move to New Zealand. Cornelius gained a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (with Honours) in Accounting, from the University of Johannesburg, and then gained his CA qualification. He is a Chartered Accountant, Qualified Auditor, and holder of a Certificate of Public Practice (CPP). Cornelius lives locally in Dairy Flat and in his spare time loves spending time with his family, going to the movies and exploring the area on day trips over weekends.