Petro started her career at the Reserve Bank. Then went into commercial rentals of property and moved over to shopping center developments. Eventually, Petro followed her heart and opened an Italian Restaurant for 18 years she continued operating some of Pretoria’s most well-known Restaurants. In the early 2000’s Petro bought shares in Lotters Pine Furniture and started the franchising of Lotters Pine. Today Petro is the Financial Director of Lotters.