Vernon is a Zimbabwean Chartered Accountant by training and was recognised for achieving the highest overall marks in the country through receiving the W.A. Duff Award for the Chartered Accountants qualifying exams. He then went on to become the youngest Audit Partner of Ernst & Young Zimbabwe in 1998 where he was also the Staff Partner overseeing the performance of all audit staff. Shortly thereafter Vernon started the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice and ultimately, he led the sale of the practice to a local Merchant Bank where he continued leading it until 2004.
Vernon then went on to become the Chief Executive Officer of MedTech Holdings Limited, a publicly listed company in the healthcare sector. Since 2008 Vernon has been engaged in corporate advisory and consultancy. Vernon is a non-executive director of MedTech Holdings and previously sat on the Boards of The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe, Dawn Properties and African Sun. He is also a member of the Exam Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Zimbabwe.