Phindile first joined the CEF Group in November 2006; as a Senior Manager at SANERI, (now called SANEDI).  She then moved to the Clean Energy Division of CEF in September 2009 where she was responsible for Biofuels and Biomass projects.

Phindile left the CEF Group in November 2010 to head the Energy Advisory division of KPMG. In September 2012 she became a partner at KPMG.

She returned to the CEF Group at the beginning of April 2013 as General Manager for the Clean Energy Division.

Phindile holds a PhD in Chemistry; an MBA from Wits Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree.